Ian Carr describes this album for you."I wrote "Solar Plexus" last year with the help of an "Arts Council" grant. It is based on two short themes which are stated at the beginning("Elements I & II"). The first theme is angular and has a slow crab-like movement : the second theme is direct,simple and diatonic "Changing Times" and "Spirit Level" explore the first theme,and "Bedrock Deadlock" and "Torso" explore the second one."Snakeships' Dream" tries to fuse both themes".
Solar Plexus is Ian Carr with an expanded Nucleus line up to give that extra dimension to the music. Everyone has a chance to blow too but somehow no-one dominates and the whole piece hinges upon group interplay rather than extended histrionics.
It is significant, and indicative of the quality of the personnel involved that this record was completed in just two days during December 1970. In fact this record is recorded using to quote Carr himself "maximum use of minimum material".