Solar Music Library was founded in the spring of 2013 by Kappa (guitars, rec. loops, melodica), Soto-Moto (bass), Wonder Boy (drums) and Obi (guitars, rec. loops) in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.
The group recorded their debut album in 2014 and it was released in limited edition vinyl in September 2016 by Space Chant Records. (http://spacechantrecords.com/).
The self-titled album was firstly released digitally on Bandcamp in 2015. (https://solarmusiclibrarygr.bandcamp.com/)
The group has been an opening act for bands such as space-rock leading pioneers, Hawkwind and the Düsseldorf-chedelic, Vibravoid.
Their first version of the song “Space at the Discotheque” (recorded in 2013) was digitally released in the compilation album “The Beater Way” in 2014.
The song “Cosmic Sadness” was included in the festival Compilation CD “The 13th Dream of Dr. Sardonicus” in 2015, by Friends Of The Fish, a sublabel of British Fruits De Mer Records. (https://www.discogs.com/Various-The-13th-Dream-Of-Dr-Sardonicus-Festival-August-7-9-2015/release/7410908)
Their upcoming release for 2017 is an EP called “Moon Amigo”, soon out via bandcamp and on digipack CD.
Music description/Sound & vision:
The instrumental music of Solar Music Library draws a lot from 70s retro-type instrumental themes and/or the so-called library music, with a Psych-Rock hard edge and a twist of “Plastic” Funk. Traces of Kraut-Rock and Surf music can also be found. The live band of 2 guitars, bass and drums is accompanied by various loops and pre-recorded keyboards & sounds from movies. The live performance contains video projections and led lights that interact with the sound in synchronization. Sometimes the band is joined on stage by guest vocalists.