Trip To Goa is back. Our fans have voted and we are happy to announce that Solar Fields, one of the most requested artists will be performing in our next event.
After the the unforgettable Finland debut performance in 2016 Solar Fields has released a lot of new music, including two new albums (Ourdom and Origin #03), so we will have a new and unheard Solar Fields chillout performance! <3.
We have also another international guest, Rayavana from Belgium, who released in Sita Records and Neogoa Records. Rayavana is specialized into very rare style of goatrance called Nitzhonot Goa which is barely ever heard in Finland. Nitzhonot goatrance emerged in Israel during mid-late 1990s when fullon psytrance was not yet born and we are proud to finally host in our party a messenger of this unique, interesting and important chapter in psy/goa music history.
This is a special longer edition of Trip To Goa where music will be played from 21:00 until 06:00 !
It is also the only Trip To Goa event for 2019. Next one will be (hopefully) in 2020.
Solar Fields Live (SWEDEN, Droneform, Ultimae)
Rayavana (BELGIUM, Sita Rec, Neogoa)
Biopolar Live (Reson8 Music)
Paul Eye (A.U.R.A.)
In the late 90s, Göteborg based Swedish composer Magnus Birgersson created Solar Fields, a project considered like one of the most productive and creative in the Scandinavian electronic music scene. As a High-Tech sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, Magnus Birgersson developed Studio Jupiter, a living museum of machines in which he builds his unique sound universe, poles apart from current trends in the genre; with Solar Fields he explores the wide possibilities of electronic music from depth to floating atmospheres, cultivating contrasts and subtlety with brio.
In an interview Magnus recalls: ”Music happened to me the day I was born. Been having music and instruments around me in the family from the very beginning. I started to play piano in the 70’s. During this period I also got introduced to synthesizers. In the mid 80’s I started to hook up synthesizers to computers and I’ve been doing that since then. I have also been involved in all kind of different projects, from guitar player in rock bands to pianist in Jazz funk band, keyboard player in drum n bass band.”
He currently collaborates with Vincent Villuis aka AES Dana on H.U.V.A. Network and T.S.R. in the company of Daniel Segerstad and Johannes Hedberg from Carbon Based Lifeforms.
Under moniker Solar Fields, he composed 17 albums and appeared on over 60 various compilations. The first solo release, [ Reflective Frequencies ] signed on Ultimae in 2001 presented an ambient music patchwork with a constant yet ever-changing structure, at times cold and mechanic, at others warm and soothing. A very promising debut which set the pace for [ Blue Moon Station ] two years later, where the artist explored the high tech downtempo and trance energies and focused on the notion of a long fluid story in a futuristic environment. Late 2005 Solar Fields composed [ Leaving Home ] and [ Extended ], the later being a limited edition. These two albums received excellent comments from the media and industry professionals, opening new horizons for Magnus Birgersson and his true visionary work. His 5th album [ EarthShine ], launched in 2007, offered an excursion into upbeat soundscapes blending blasting morning Trance, progressive, original psychedelic, tribal and ambient realms; sculpting his own style with outstanding mastery. This up-tempo opus was warmly welcomed by the progressive and psytrance scenes and playlisted by top Djs. This led to Electronic Arts (EA) and DICE commissioning the in-game score for Mirror’s Edge, a new first-person action adventure game released worldwide on 14th November 2008. The soundtrack hit the VGC Top 20 Original Soundtracks in Gaming. The following year Solar Fields composed [ Movements ] to relate the changes in his artistic life. The album was ranked in the top 10 of best albums by Echoes listeners and received excellent press.
In 2010, as in the reminiscence of a dream, he subtly recalled the [ Movements ] harmonies and melodies with an immersive remix album [ Altered ] – Second Movements and started the Origin series, four albums which aim to present archives and unreleased songs. [ Until we meet the sky ] and [ Random Friday ] two orphic albums composed in parallel confirm his ability to switch and explore new musical genres. In 2013 he released the second chapter in the Origin serie Origin # 02.
2014 Solar Fields started his own label called “Droneform records” where he now releases most of his music. The albums Red, Green, Blue were the first three releases on this label.
On September 30, 2015, it was confirmed by DICE, as well as Solar Fields himself, that he was indeed creating the in-game score of Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. In June 2016 Solar Fields Released the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Official soundtrack album which spans over 5 hours of music.
He is currently working on his next Solar Fields album as well as some new and exciting collaborations.
Rayavana is a Nitzhogoa project from Belgium created by Joeri Coosemans in the spring of 2015. The goal of this project is to explore and experiment with the wide variety of different styles that exist within NitzhoGoa, and further build upon them. With over 200 tracks to his name ,and several appearances on albums and mixes, Rayavana has truly developed a style of his own!
"Exit Human Perception" EP - Neogoa rec. - 6/17
"Sands of Time" album - Sita rec. - 5/18