Rauthaz EP

by Solarno

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Lee Adcock More slick, class electronics from Solarno. Give us more colors, dude! Favorite track: Population Inversion.
Literary Passage from Chapter 12 of The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: Nothing was more common, in those days, than to interpret all meteoric appearances, and other natural phenomena, that occurred with less regularity than the rise and set of sun and moon, as so many revelations from a supernatural source. Thus, a blazing spear, a sword of flame, a bow, or a sheaf of arrows seen in the midnight sky, prefigured Indian warfare. Pestilence was known to have been foreboded by a shower of crimson light. We doubt whether any marked event, for good or evil, ever befell New England, from its settlement down to revolutionary times, of which the inhabitants had not been previously warned by some spectacle of its nature. Not seldom, it had been seen by multitudes. Oftener, however, its credibility rested on the faith of some lonely eye-witness, who beheld the wonder through the coloured, magnifying, and distorted medium of his imagination, and shaped it more distinctly in his after-thought. It was, indeed, a majestic idea that the destiny of nations should be revealed, in these awful hieroglyphics, on the cope of heaven. A scroll so wide might not be deemed too expansive for Providence to write a people's doom upon. The belief was a favorite one with our forefathers, as betokening that their infant commonwealth was under a celestial guardianship of peculiar intimacy and strictness. But what shall we say, when an individual discovers a revelation addressed to himself alone, on the same vast sheet of record. In such a case, it could only be the symptom of a highly disordered mental state, when a man,rendered morbidly self-contemplative by long, intense, and secret pain, had extended his egotism over the whole expanse of nature, until the firmament itself should appear no more than a fitting page for his soul's history and fate.


Passion. Intensity. Love. Hate. Power. Fire. Sin. Courage. War. Heroism. Health. Death. Depending on where you live on this broad planet of ours, the color red is used to symbolize all of the above emotions and concepts. Red is among the most visible colors and therefore inspires strong reactions, both positive and negative. Contained here are four songs inspired by the search for information surrounding the color red. This collection is among the most intensive groups of songs I've produced to date. Even the title of the EP, Rauthaz, has a heavy, intense feel. Rauthaz is a Proto-Germanic word that eventually evolved into our modern word red. I hope you enjoy this collection of music.

Rauthaz is the second in a series of EPs exploring the nature, science, and history of color.


released February 28, 2012

All production and mastering by Jim Furey at The Robot Junkyard. Post production features the isotope Ozone 5 Mastering Suite.


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Every song by Solarno has a story behind it, and a goal to create an experience and atmosphere of exploration, not just of the music itself, but also the inspiration behind it.

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