Sol Oosel - The Dark Side of the Sun

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "The Dark Side of the Sun” by Sol Oosel, from the 2018 self-released album Janus.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON

Sol Oosel is the music project of Mexican artist, producer, performer, sonic landscaper, dancer, and filmmaker Gustavo Mauricio Hernandez. The eclectic artist has previously been a member of 90s alt-rock band Zurdok, post-punk outfit She’s A Tease, art-rock dance combo Quiero Club, and rock n’ roll jammers Live Band. Not to mention he founded Monterrey’s seminal label Happy-fi.

2018 saw the release of his debut record as Sol Oosel, Janus. Our Song of the Day is the spacey new wave-inspired “The Dark Side of the Sun.” Hernandez describes the record like this:

"Janus is my debut album as a solo musician. In a certain Rome, Janus is the god of doors, thresholds, transitions, beginnings as well as endings. Janus is commonly portrayed with two faces, each one attending a different direction.

"The electronics of modular synthesizers, the Olympic spirits of New wave, Krautrock beats, the plausible nonsense of No wave, Californian psychedelia, the colors of rural Mexican life, the thresholds between different states of consciousness, and overall the intimacy with oneself were some of the subjects that inspired."

Below, watch the video for “The Hills,” directed by México’s renowned conceptual artist Mario Garcia Torres.

 

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