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Artist of the day: Solia Tera




 Christian-inspired Lakeland sextet Solia TeraChristopher Noyes, Derek Larson, Kevin Thomas, Corey Ciralsky, Robert Gomez and Austin Quinn — plays a wildly enthusiastic and joyous style of music that band members describe as “lots of hands clapping, and many voices shouting.”

Like Anathallo, Islands or a more twee Arcade Fire, Solia Tera offers bursts of unbridled passion and harmony through toy pianos, glockenspiels, swirling cymbals and, yes, handclaps.

The band's self-produced EP, released in January, was "a huge blessing" to have finished, Noyes said in an e-mail.

"We are entirely self-produced at the moment (with an unexperienced and reckless pseudo-producer, myself, at the symphonic wheel), which has in itself been an adventure. I like being able to be meticulous with the production, and having the freedom to tinker around with the songs here at home -- which, having written the songs with purpose in mind, has been great. (Espcially when the songs call for several household objects, or things being thrown around or cut on tempo. I would just not know how to explain wanting to record those things to a professional producer.)"

Solia Tera plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday (4/16) at Cafe Bohemia, 937 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, alongside Moor Hound and The Sun Society. Free.

LISTEN - Solia Tera, 'On the Philosophy of Science and Vice Versa'

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:18pm]


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