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sfp13 Planet Boelex “Raja”

cover artwork by Matt Whyman

audio preview (medium quality):
[audio:http://stream.softphase.org/sfp13/planet_boelex-01-soft_shapes-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp13/planet_boelex-02-not_from_here-with_lisas_antenna-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp13/planet_boelex-03-suddenly-with_mikael_fyrek-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp13/planet_boelex-04-new_beginning-stream.mp3,http://stream.softphase.org/sfp13/planet_boelex-05-sailors_dilemma-stream.mp3|titles=Soft Shapes,Not From Here,Suddenly,New Beginning,Sailors Dilemma|artists=Planet Boelex,Planet Boelex & Lisa’s antenna,Planet Boelex & Mikael Fyrek,Planet Boelex,Planet Boelex]

“Many musicians defy musical convention. Very few can transport the listener
beyond established boundaries without leaving them feeling lost. For six years,
Planet Boelex has been creating music that is quite simply out of this world.
So, it’s playfully fitting that ‘Raja’, this much anticipated EP from the Finnish
musician, is a title that translates as ‘boundary’ or ‘limits’. Over five elegant,
entrancing tracks, ‘Raja’ has the capacity to transport you high above the clouds
and hundreds of leagues below the surface of the ocean. It redefines melody,
and somehow teases sublime sonic compositions from static. This is organic
electronica, underpinned by glitched beats that could come from chattering
computers abandoned on a scrapheap. Planet Boelex spins on a slower axis
this time around. The results, at times majestic and reflective, mournful and
uplifting, bring lasting rewards to listeners old and new.” — Matt Whyman

additional credits:
track 2 “Not From Here”: collaboration with Lisa’s antenna
track 3 “Suddenly”: collaboration with Mikael Fyrek
track 5 “Sailor’s Dilemma”: acoustic guitar & additional loops by Mosaik

cover artwork and release notes by Matt Whyman
logo design by Stewart Fritz

download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Soft Shapes” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Not From Here” (with Lisa’s antenna) [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Suddenly” (with Mikael Fyrek) [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “New Beginning” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “Sailor’s dilemma” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in MP3 format, 67 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 143 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.

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20 Responses to “sfp13 Planet Boelex “Raja””

  1. May 2nd, 2010 at 8:22

    eli says:

    Certainly a quieter release than his previous work, but the signature deep sound is abundant. These work well as a transition piece towards something new, perhaps.

    I especially liked New Beginning and Sailor’s Dilemma.

  2. May 2nd, 2010 at 11:11

    Patrick Muijsers says:

    love it … many thx.


  3. May 2nd, 2010 at 11:19

    Niva says:

    Gorgeous organic stuff with hints of Bola and Vangelis, all tightly packaged in the Boelex signature sound.
    Certainly a bit sadder and on the darker side, this is a great journey through Boelex’s world.

    Very subtle and gentle, yet completely captivating.. Good job and thanks for keeping it free.

  4. May 2nd, 2010 at 12:44

    Rags says:

    And then it happened, right out where the edge of the town meets the shoreline. Everyone seen it, but few found the words afterwards to tell what happened. We heard five stories of the great miracle: five different ones. But you could see the same thing in their eyes.

  5. May 2nd, 2010 at 22:26

    Alan says:

    Another solid and satisfying work from Planet Boelex. Soft Shapes sounds quasi anthemic and has great dynamic buildup. Beautiful lyricism and deep moving bass throughout. Wonderful contributions from Lisa’s Antenna, Mosaik and Mikael Fyrek. A gem of an EP.

  6. May 3rd, 2010 at 12:29

    brioskj says:

    Very high quality job throughout, this ep sounds professional, as every detail is set in perfect order.
    My fav. tracks are: the hypnotic “Suddenly”, the epic, sweet and a bit sad “New Beginning” and the last one meditative “Sailor’s dilemma” (I live in a sea village :D)

  7. May 3rd, 2010 at 15:03

    Das Kraftfuttermischwerk » CC-Release: Planet Boelex – Raja says:

    […] Erschienen ist Raja auf seinem eigenem Netlabel Soft Phase, was immer durch qualitativ hochwertigen Output zu überzeugen weiß. Mehr Infos und Download: hier. […]

  8. May 6th, 2010 at 6:50

    Tyler says:

    I just about leapt out of my chair when I came home and saw this album! It’s a fantastic piece of work. Thanks.

  9. May 7th, 2010 at 15:54

    Ivor says:

    “I just about leapt out of my chair when I came home and saw this album!”

    Same here :-) PB’s music has been enthralling me for years. To see collabs with M. Fyrek & Lisa’s Antenna, and input from Mozaik, is just to much to ignore.

    Thank you for more of your work, Planet Boelex, you never fail to impress.

  10. May 12th, 2010 at 22:11

    awx online » Planet Boelex - Raja (spf13) says:

    […] Gegužės 2 dieną Soft Phase pristatė jų rezidento – Planet Boelex naują EP – Raja. Labai apsidžiaugiau, kad tik įsijungęs išgirdau tik jam vienam būdingą skambesį, širdis jautė, kad nei vienas iš penkių kūrinių neapvils. Beje, tris kompozicijas padėjo įrašyti to paties netleiblo atstovai – stebuklingo vokalo savininkė Lisa’s Antenna, taip pat Michael Fyrek ir Mosaic. Skandinaviškas IDM’as, pagardintas jūros bangų ošimu, atsargiais prisilietimais bando įsiskverbti į tavo sąmonę, užimdamas nuovargio, pykčio ir liūdesio vietą. Rikiuoju į vieną eilę tarp geriausių šių metų virtualių leidinių. Atsisiųsk! […]

  11. May 16th, 2010 at 18:02

    Original Sound Version » Blog Archive » A Dreamy Collaboration: Planet Boelex and Friends Present “Raja” (Review) says:

    […] that he is one of the forefront artists in this scene.  As usual, this music is available to you for free, which still astounds me despite the fact that I’ve been followed this scene for over 10 […]

  12. June 2nd, 2010 at 11:34

    Suecae says:

    Sublime is the word of the day.

  13. June 3rd, 2010 at 19:02

    aleks says:

    great work, very enjoying, thanks!

  14. June 5th, 2010 at 23:10

    L says:

    Beautiful, Planet Boelex.

  15. June 21st, 2010 at 13:32

    Garian says:

    This is probably the most beautiful music I’ve heard this year. Thank you, Planet Boelex, I’ll be passing the link along to my friends for sure.

  16. July 28th, 2010 at 18:41

    NCThompson says:

    Just listened through the whole release again – really fantastic collection of work. Thank you!

  17. August 12th, 2010 at 17:27

    slst says:

    Beautiful, deep and fascinating! Thank you very much!

  18. October 10th, 2010 at 23:15

    Barry Forbes says:

    Beautiful sounds,great work!many thanks,Barry.

  19. December 3rd, 2010 at 16:40

    optL says:

    listen for the third time. beautiful music

  20. February 5th, 2011 at 21:47

    adv says:

    Thanks, music creators!

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