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01.11.2019

So here we are… and here it is. The culmination of a project that now comprises 27 pieces of music, delivered over a 3-album/4-year arc - all heralded by many a meaningful dot and dash. In the instant-hit world of today, its cyphered titles have been a premeditated move to provide an album bomb with a longer fuse. A project assured enough in time & scope to draw the listener in, rather than hustle for short-lived attention in a consume/forget manner. The reason: well, several. Chief among them though is if you cross paths with but one Solarstone longplayer in your life, better it’s his most considered, expansive & honed ‘One’.

It’s also though provided its creator Richard Mowatt with both the opportunity and – crucially - time to fully flex a second artistic muscle. That specifically was Pop Art in nature – a form that captivated him as a child, motivated him as a teenager and one he’s immersed himself in as a man. It was only with a project that had the magnitude of ‘1’, ‘2’ & ‘3’ though that he felt he could make his own worthy addition to it. On the subject Solarstone says: “my love of Pop Art began in the 80\'s with Frankie Goes To Hollywood & ZTT’s work and Peter Saville\'s Pet Shop Boys partnership. Imagery is an integral part of my branding and marketing and the \'One\' project is, I guess, my own little contribution to an art form that fascinates me.”     

Today Solarstone releases not just the third and concluding longplayer in the series . . . - - but also the album works as they were always intended, united together as ‘One’:  https://blackhole.complete.me/one

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