In 2016, Raleigh, North Carolina’s Travis Brooks emerged with SPEAK, the debut album of his post-rock project Old Solar. It proved to be one of the year’s most pleasant and exciting surprises, escaping the trappings that can sometimes befall solo artists to bring listeners a fully-formed vision that presented a mastery of attractive ambience, dramatic swells and energetic, often explosive riffing. SPEAK went on to garner strong coverage from genre-focused publications, building a great deal of anticipation for an eventual follow-up. Today witnesses the re-emergence of Old Solar, now solidified as a trio. The new record, SEE, is a thoughtful and powerful exploration of the cycle of seasons, seeking to sonically represent the many emotions, aesthetics and nuances of an ever-changing world, capturing the beautiful shadings in both the bloom and the bleak.
SEE by Old Solar on double 180g colored vinyl with special screen printed D side.
Comes in reverse cardboard cover with design by Flesh And Bone.
This second pressing comes in dark transparent yellow with blue splatter. Worldwide edition of 500 copies. Released on January 17th, 2020.
First pressing came in two vinyl color editions (A Thousand Arms: gold in black (150 copies) and dunk!records: gold with orange/yellow splatter (150 copies)). Released on January 18th, 2019.