Serializing singles have been a part of the electronic music landscape since Dave Clarke’s started adding numbers to his legendary ‘Red’ releases. There’s never been a sequence quite as enduringly and era-reflecting as Solarstone and Orkidea’s ‘Slowmotion’ series though. Essentially a musical testament to an evolving relationship between the two artists, it has waymarked their shared (and now decade-long) musical unity.
May sees the arrival of not just their latest coming-together, but also one of the most pivotal moments in Solarstone’s just-released 4th ‘Electronic Architecture’.
Naturally each ‘Slowmotion’ is its own entity, but the series is bound together – not just by numerals – but also an overarching tone and feel. That’s something that Richard & Tapio again lock into the earliest moments of ‘Slowmotion’s sixth, and never stop developing throughout.
Using a midtempo pace, they power it with a bass-led progressive roll, generating a Morodor-like neo-disco groove for the track. Firing cinematically spacey 80s FX through a modern day prism, the duo reinterpret them retro-futuristically, building the track up to its epically galactic conclusion.
Solarstone and Orkidea’s latest ‘Slowmotion’ strike receives its singles pin today. Find it through all good sales and streaming platforms now (https://blackhole.complete.me/slowmotion6).