sfp20 Planet Boelex “Exist”

Exist marks the return to this world of the Finnish electronic musician,
Planet Boelex. His decision to disappear from the scene following the acclaimed
2010 release, Raja, served to dismay and perplex. Artists with integrity tend
to retire when they have nothing more to say, and yet here was one consistently
pushing at frontiers. Perhaps his reasons should remain unexplained. This way,
we can submit to these six new tracks as if they’ve just floated in from some
other realm.

From the opening notes, this is a listening experience designed to evolve. Where
Planet Boelex excels is in drawing you back again and again to make endless new
discoveries. There is in fact a complex musical gravity at work here. Melodies
rise and fall outside of conventional rhythms, sailing with trusted collaborators
at times, and the result is quietly awe-inspiring. Whether or not we hear more
from Planet Boelex in future, Exist is a timeless offering.” — Matt Whyman


Additional credits (partial, full credits included with the release):
cover artwork: Photography “The Tumble” by Giles P Croft, processing by Matt Whyman
Tracks 01-03 & 05-06 Mastering by Christopher Leary at Melograf Mastering
Track 04 Mastering by Christofer Stannow at Cosmos Mastering
Track 04 Words & vocals by Krister Linder
Track 02 Words & vocals by Lisa’s antenna

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download the individual tracks (320 kbps MP3):
01 Planet Boelex “Exist” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 Planet Boelex & Lisa’s antenna “Stay” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 Planet Boelex & Mosaik “Space Walrus” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 Krister Linder “The Great Surrender” (Planet Boelex remix) [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 Planet Boelex & bad loop “Unreasonable Reasoning” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
06 Planet Boelex “Leaving Quietly” (Weldroid remix) [download] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in MP3 format, 103 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 253 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.


  1. Planet Boelex is one of my earliest inspirations to be an artist. His dedication to the small details and taking as much time as necessary is profound and edifying. Of course, he and his friends have created another great masterpiece, one which I will treasure and listen to very often, and some day, share with my children. Bravo!

  2. I discover Planet boelex for the first time in #Solipsistic_Nation show podcast.Depuis lors je place cet artiste dans la cour des grands, parmi les poids les plus lourds…

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