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  • Release Date 2012-07-20
  • Label Aquavit BEAT
  • Catalog BLV327161
Robert Solheim's album Heretics just got bigger. Heretics plus comes with bonus tracks including 2 unreleased remixes - and remixes from the likes of John Tejada and Dj Puk nonetheless - and a 6 page booklet by visual artist Eidetaker!

Review, feedbacks and quotes:


"Robert Solheim is a producer who has been at the heart of some projects and collaborations in recent years, talking about the dark electronic pop in The Opiates with singer Billie Ray Martin, or Aquavit with Michael Snyder, or Popkissed with singer Lill-Ann Blauenfeldt, he has always maintained his passion for a wide range of arrangements, styles and genres. In his first solo LP, Solheim unleashes his eclecticism and his taste in production, but without losing the link between the tracks so called for. So we can move from the environments of deep-techno in 'O Portino', to tech-house in 'Slow Bender' or through the deep dubby sounds in 'Window Widow' and know that behind them is the same person. Definitely a round album, which certifies the superb state and form of Robert Solheim. Big."


"Hailing from Norway Solheim has been releasing music since 1997 but whilst he has released EPs under his own name, albums as CURRENT and taken part in a number of collaborations Heretics marks the first full length release as himself.

And it's an interesting album. Robert Solheim's music pops like warm synapses in the brain, the fused connections of man and machine. Unlike some of his earlier work Heretics is a full on dance release, comprising of twelve minimal house and techno tracks spread over the course of almost eighty-minutes.

In the wrong hands eighty-minutes of minimal could descend into a dull dirge. Thankfully Solheim manages to keep things interesting, moving through broad, warm sweeping chords on the extended 'Taking The Challenge Again' to big chiming melodies and baggy drums on 'Cracked Reaktor'. Much as John Talabot managed to translate electronic music in a way that spanned genres earlier this year Solheim breaks minimal out from the underground to make an album with enough spark and detail to deserve a broader audience. There are plenty of moments here for the dance floor but Solheim's earlier, more ambient work comes through in the texture and detail that affords Heretics a place on your home stereo too.

At its best this album sounds like elastic melodies and cracked urban bass baking in the midday sun. Things hit a real stride towards the end. 'Syv' is a sophisticated slab of electronic soul, bumping bass and acid squelches supporting a refreshing, warm synth hook whilst 'Slow Bender' takes early rave keys and runs with them, layering vocal snippets and more lovely warm bass. 'Hurricane Love' is a boisterous bass-heavy take on electro, complete with massive drums and a healthy dose of paranoia. Things close with 'En', a slowed down re-take on opening track 'Null' that completes the cycle.

Heretics is that rare thing - an album for dancing that has brains and soul."


Greg Chin (Stryke/Plastic City / Ovum) - awesome album. was not aware of this producer before. will definitely be on the lookout for more of his stuff. excellent album! Tracks like "Slow Bender" and "Window Window" will be getting some play from me!

David Durango (Poker Flat, Suara, Galaktika) - splendid LP all tracks are perfect for me !!! GREAT

Aaron Hedges (Disctrict Of Corruption) - Very emotive and personal. Even upon first listen it's obvious that this record was a labor of love.

Orde Meikle (Slam/Soma) - mighty album - much deepness - will spin a few of these - thanx

Vinyl Club (Leith FM) (Presenter): If this album was a supermodel, Claudia Shiffer would feel like an ugly duckling

Namito (Kling Klong / Great Stuff) - Great album! Really enjoy the atmosphere in it! Lots of success!

Giovanni & Alessandro (Genetikal Twins) - a magnificent deep trip...

Danny Howells (Dig Deeper) - Sounds like a killer .. can't wait to listen in full. Many thanks!!

Steve Mac - nice collection , will give a proper listen on my travels this eve

Sasha - Ciguenas is cool! thanks

Alland Byallo (Liebe Detail, Floppy Funk, Dirtybird, [KONTRO) - Really nice collection of tracks. I like it.

Mahan Rabiapour (Ostfunk / Yellow Tail) - really nice album! will surely use some of the album tracks in my next radio sets and will enjoy listening to it!

Darren Rock (Rocky / Xpress 2) - Nice and groovy.

Chris Fortier - nicely done collection

Paco Osuna (Plus 8 / Shake / Mindshake) - downloaded thank you :)

Colin Dale - A really killer well produced package. I like :) Many thanks

Raymundo Rodriguez (Jaded / Wrong) - Good listening

Alexander Fog (Plastic City, Darkstar Imprint, Nervous) - Ciguenas for me. Very nice release.

Colin McBean (Mr G) - solid album here

Terry Francis (Fabric) - cool !!

Brendon Collins (Summer /Tulipa Recordings) - Nice album!

Nadja Lind (Klartraum / Lucidflow) - some nice stuff here. thanks :)

Lucien Nicolet (Luciano / Cadenza) - Thanks for the music! L

Andrew Grant (Circo Loco) - thanks...... some real gems in here

Red Zone (Juice FM 107.6) (Presenter): warm and deep sum these up. nice

MagazineSixty (Editor): like Window widow - some good sounds (Editor): love the deep basslines and the open pads

Nerdy Frames:

Clubbing Spain

Red Zone (Juice FM 107.6) (Presenter): warm and deep sum these up. nice


DMC World- DMC World (Editor) Issue/Link:

House Nation Radio- Radioplay confirmed - Very chill out album, dark and sensible feeling.

KBOO Radio- radioplay confirmed - Radioplay Confirmed - very cool - love the sound - fuses some of my favorite sources of inspiration together masterfully . full support !

DJ Mag (ES)- Album review confirmed

AltroVerso (Radio Onda Rossa)- Radioplay confirmed - playlist and support in altroverso radio

Radio na Life 106.4fm- radioplay confirmed - Electronic music with soul. A top album! Interview requested

Deep & Deeper (Tunnel FM)- Stunning album of very high quality ... I like all them, but my favorite is without doubt "SYV" Massive Support, Thanks!

Flowtown (Urgent FM)- Radioplay confirmed - will cover for sure; like cracked reactor and lots of others. thanks

Propaganda (Brussels FM 98.8)- Radioplay Confirmed

Nerdy Frames- Newspost online Newspost online

FM4 / ORF- Radioplay Confirmed

Afterhours Radio Show 99.1- Radioplay confirmed

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