Solar Wind is an instrumental band that successfully hypnotizes, lifts and draws the ear into a galactic journey of colors and sound.
Solar Wind is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The space-like sound of the band is influenced by a wide range of musical worlds: from post-rock and electronic music to modern jazz and African grooves.
Solar Wind’s music explores the boundaries of innovation, combining a musical mix of sophistication and accuracy with emotion and improvisation.
The band is based in Tel Aviv, and has been constantly performing in festivals and venues all across Israel since 2013.
Their debut album “Mind Glow” was released in late 2016, following a successful crowd-funding campaign and has received positive feedback in the media.
Nowadays, after exploring new ways of composing as a group, Solar Wind has released a special new EP:
“Live on Mars”, which was recorded and filmed live in the desert.
The band was formed around guitarist Matan Gilat's vision, which sent him to cast aside the safe rhythms of life and follow his heart and love for music.
Matan felt it was time to let some long dwelling sounds out from under wraps, and establish a cross-genre instrumental band.
This deep need brought out new sounds Matan always wanted to share, and he began a long process of writing, experimenting, and gathering the band.
First to join was Drummer Dor Biran, a gifted drummer and musician, who helped develop the concept and collect materials.
Dor brought his own creative approach to musical arrangement, and technique - from complex prog-rock rhythms and a distinctive groove, to improvisation and a solid foundation in jazz.
Later on came bass player Iggy Jackson Cohen, a virtuoso bass player with a rare command of many styles, from classical music to metal.
Iggy completed the trio and infused it with feel, precision, and performance
The connection between the three pushed the music out into wild terrains and pulled in currents of rhythmic energy.