Porto-based band Solar Corona have announced their newest offering, PACE, set for release on November 11th on Porto-based record label Lovers and Lollypops.
Along with the announcement today, the band have shared six-minute juggernaut “Parker SP“. The band comment: “A satellite lost grooving amidst light sparks and space debris. Parker S.P. is our take on a fly-by boogie and the first glimpse into the world of psychedelia that makes up PACE, our new album.”
Listen to “Parker SP” below:
The band’s fifth release, PACE, shifts gears with Lorr No (Nuno Loureiro) hitching a ride as a dubmechanic, pulling in the sound of Solar Corona’s core trio—Rodrigo Carvalho (Guitar/synths), Peter Carvalho (drums) and José Roberto Gomes (bass)—into an off-road expanse. The raw ideas of each track were jammed out in Alpendurada, a town deep in the Douro Valley. After a two-year distillation process the riffs and sonic materials have reached a concentration not unlike the alchemical moonshine native to Solar Corona’s Portuguese North.
Solar Corona’s last two releases, Lightning One & Saint-Jean-De-Luz (released together in 2019), were as a four-piece with Julius Gabriel’s electroacoustic sax brought along for the journey. Gabriel’s departure from the band in 2020, left a seat open for Lorr No (Fugly, Favela Discos) to bring his own patterned twist to the band’s progressive stonerism
PACE artwork & tracklist:
1. HEAVY METAL SALTS
5. PARKER SP