FACT mix 177: Solar Bears

By , Aug 20 2010

This Friday’s FACT mix comes from Dublin-based duo Solar Bears.

Recently signed to Planet Mu, we’ve been listening to this duo’s music non-stop of late – their Inner Sunshine EP, recently released with a remix by Lone, is more than healthy but it’s in their debut album, the forthcoming She Was Coloured In where the real Solar Bears treats lie. Inspired by the likes of Broadcast and Tangerine Dream, it’s an album of gentle synth-pop, swelling ambience and archaic Kosmische and prog that sits nicely next to recent work by Ratatat and Oriol, as well as Boards of Canada and Pivot.

Compiled by the group’s Rian Trench, Solar Bears’ FACT mix features Harmonia ’76, Lone, Kate Bush, Fuck Buttons and more and is sounding pretty perfect to our ears this morning. Watch out for a full FACT interview with the pair in the not-too-distant future.


Twin Sister – Ginger
Solar Bears – Kill On
George Delerue – Theme de Camille
Fuck Buttons – Space Mountain
Beaver and Krause – As I Hear It
Lone – The Twilight Switch
Harmonia ’76 – When Shade was Born
Cornelius – Drop
Stanley Myers – Cavatina
Joy Division – Decades
Julee Cruise – The World Spins
Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
Bibio – Segee and the Indian
Paul Giovanni – Willow’s Song

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