"Solar Echoes" is the name of a double album by an ambient electronic artist named Nigel Stanford, who is a native New Zealander and now lives in New York. Nigel Stanford is the kind of musician that has a deep sense of how precise and well-adjusted things have to be in order to produce an efficient music track. And "Solar Echoes" is a clear-cut demonstration of his attention to detail. This is one of those rare albums that doesn't just include great music but it's actually very moving. It's a cinemascape of electronic genius reminiscent of Jon Hopkins and Eno. The quality of sound engineering on this album is at the highest level and although compositionally the music isn't hugely complicated, it doesn't need to be to transport you into another world. This is one of those rare electronic albums that was written for music's sake rather than for a festival crowd.