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The Solar System review

October 6, 2012

The Solar System review

The Solar System has become the underground
Psychedelic scene’s answer to the prominent Psychonaut Platoons that have
emerged in recent years.  Offering an
alternative route to head travels, The Solar System expounds a truly weird but
wondrous cosmic trip, dome delvers may find delectable.   Made in Michigan, this unit is actually a
one man band comprised of musician Chris Oliver.  Oliver is a flowering example of what endless
imagination, creativity, and a Tascam can harvest.
Oliver’s interest in music began as early
age of 4.  Embracing a natural affinity
to drums, Oliver would descend into the basement of his home to listen to his
dad’s record collection, often playing along on his drum kit.  By age 15, Oliver had developed a more
profound engrossment in music, learning to play guitar, bass, keyboards and
tinkering with his first 4-Track.  Oliver
cites his earliest musical influences were: The Mothers of Invention, Captain
Beefheart, Pink Floyd (Syd Barrett era), Beck and countless others.  Oliver has backed many Detroit Metro area
bands, playing drums for Cody Stagefright, Cotton Lilly and The Shut Up and
Dies.  In addition to his work with The
Solar System, Oliver is the current drummer of the band, The Lafayette
Collective.  
Recording Psychedelic Rock since 1998,
Oliver officially began releasing albums and adopted the appellation, The Solar
System in 2007.  The Solar System’s first
album, “Living Alone” contains a mixture of Alternative Rock music styles,
demonstrating Oliver’s versatility as an artist.  Present day, Solar System albums, reflect a
solid direction for Oliver.  The newly
released “Lysergic Summer,” showcases Oliver’s artistic growth with a concise
and well defined stance on Psychedelia. 
Recommended songs from the album: “Watch the Fall,” “Runner Moth,” and
“Fast Cycle”.   Ambient and Aural in
sound, The Solar System bears a minor resemblance to The Circulatory System but
to the 3rd power.  The Solar System is
pure Psychedelic bliss for enthusiasts of grandiose grooves.  
Review made by The Psychedelic Prissy Pie /
2012
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http://psychedelicbaby.blogspot.com / 2012
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