Label: Bleeding Lights Records, 2014
After releasing 'Luminescence', a single, for free a couple times ago, now Solarein comes up with the full album. 'Reveries' is still about combination of electronica and shoegaze music but a lot of experiment done in some central parts resulting greatness in some songs.
A song titled 'Rain' is interesting and rather different from the others, musically. It is simpler and more "friendly" for even they who are never into electronica nor shoegaze. The best song for me is the last track, 'The Warning'. If you listened to this song, suddenly a picture of sci-fi thriller movie scene appear in your head. Also pay attention to 'I Armene Dine', in the middle of this song, the flute is very perfect piece to create ambient like you are in a dynasty thousand years ago before finally "crushed" by the noise ambush. Very surprising. Some songs notably important, not only beautiful, but rich of creativity and complex layer in design. An experimental album escaping itself from the sub-genre. He is not only selling out the trend of shoegaze, that's what important to appreciate.
This album is available in three forms. The standard version has 10 songs in MP3 format which is can be downloaded here, Deluxe Version has 2 extra songs from B-Sides + 15 hi-res wallpapers and the audio is available in Hi-Res options, and also physical album in pre-order. It is okay for the download, but I think you will get the full enjoyment absorbing all the ambient detail in physical from. You can just order it here as well as the deluxe one.