theAdelaidean: Solarpunk (Digital)

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1. Gathering Dawn
2 Luminous
3 Dreams of Utopia
4 The Maker’s Journey
5 Cyberlight
6 Bright Green Future
7 Tipping Point
8 Embrace the Sun


For fans of: ambient, drone, space music


With his seventh Projekt release, Australian ambient composer theAdelaidean draws on the growing Solarpunk uprising for inspiration. A genre and art movement that envisions how the world might look when humanity solves its major contemporary challenges – sustainability, climate change and pollution – Solarpunk combines the brightest visions of this generation into an optimistic future for everyone. Solarpunk the album teases parallels with this movement through the sun, source of all life and hope for an ethical existence on Earth.


Like all of theAdelaidean’s albums, Solarpunk is both a departure and a return from previous creations, painting new vistas from synth-driven palettes while embracing the more speculative and conceptual side of his muse. Each track is a sketch of what may unfold as our world shifts toward a “Bright Green Future” and the unknowns that await us there. From the layered chords of “Gathering Dawn” to the cautionary percussive notes of “Cyberlight,” a hopeful thread of implied melody winds delicately along the album’s spine, haunting the music through waves and cycles of (“Luminous”) harmonies. The high notes of “Dreams of Utopia” lead us to “The Maker’s Journey,” with its unexpected evolutions and returns punctuated by perfect moments of consonant clarity. Drones lay patient pathways to the “Tipping Point” and beyond: to our quest to “Embrace the Sun,” which concludes in a new future where new adventures await.


Composed in vivid rushes throughout an intense period of teaching and writing, theAdelaidean brings some of the storytelling force of alter ego Sean Williams to Solarpunk, giving it an urgency that befits our times. From the fulcrum, all change is possible. All we need to do is apply the right force.

Projekt release: January 28 2022

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    The seventh release from Australian songwriter theAdelaidean draws inspiration from the growing Solarpunk uprising. A genre and art movement that imagines what the world would look like when humanity solves its main contemporary challenges: sustainability, climate change and pollution. Solarpunk combines the brightest visions of this generation into an optimistic future for all. Solarpunk, the album, is presented as the soundtrack of this movement under the deeper and more spatial Ambient genre.

    Composed of 8 tracks exploited by synth pads and ethereal sounds, this new work by theAdelaidean gives the listener an hour of REM music, with a certain dark tone and with incursions into the mysteries of space. The album is introduced with “Gathering Dawn”, one of the longest pieces on the album. The mystery and intrigue begins, and all thanks to eleven minutes of smooth synthesizers, and although at times it becomes threatening and dark, the light reappears between its notes. The crackle of fire introduces “Luminous”. Again, mystery and peace make an appearance in Solarpunk, but this time with a tone of hope, brightness, calm and warmth.

    Solarpunk‘s single is “Dreams of Utopia”. Continuing with the tranquility and warmth of the previous theme, the composer plays with the synthesizers to bring a certain grandeur and peace to the listener. It is a comforting and intimate subject at the same time. “The Maker’s Journey” is the mystery and grandeur of space. It is a journey through the universe, slow, cold, silent, overwhelming… Unnoticed and reserved passes “Cyberlight”. Ten minutes of hypnotic and recondite melody…

    The dream of a green, sustainable future for our planet, this is “Bright Green Future”, the track that puts music to everyone’s desire. Far from being a happy or hopeful theme, theAdelaidean continues in a pure state of tension, fear, and uncertainty. “Tipping Point” is presented for a few seconds differently, more hopefully, but that character quickly turns gloomy, sad, anguished again. However, it is the most interesting track we find in Solarpunk. At over twelve minutes, “Embrace the Sun” is the longest track on the album and the one that brings it to a close. Majesty and mystery perfectly define this piece that surprises with new sounds in the same penetrating and dark style.

    Solarpunk is a call to all, it is the music of awareness. Australian artist, theAdelaidean, gives voice to the “green movement” to raise awareness through his space music, melodies full of mystery, hope and despair written under the mastery of deep and ethereal synth pads. -Alejandro Clavijo

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