Word has been in the air for a while “Altered” would contain remixed and reworked versions of the music, which ended up on the previous album “Movements”.
Well, Magnus Birgersson (aka Solar Fields) made the outcome a spacy, mellow chill-out affair, as he keenly recycled and re-interpreted the assorted sounds of that album.
The sonic approach on “Altered” is overall minimal, which sees expansive plain ambient textures and accompanying organic ingredients/effects gradually unfold and slowly drift on.
I imagine though fans that love Solar Fields’ down-tempo work may be put off by “Altered”, saying the lush music is uninspired and maybe even kind of lazy.
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Solar Fields artist page