Another impressive jazz album from the North Carolina band.
At times, it wonders into brief avant-garde experimentation, but even that is well done, building up tense atmospheres.
You’re left with an EP that sounds like nothing more than a bar band covering old ’80s classics.
Wearing sunglasses while sitting behind the wheel is the most appropriate place to listen to this album.
This is a very refreshing record.
All 4 songs have that hazy, jangling guitar that you can find in every Velour song, accompanied by quiet organs and gently brushed drums.
Sounds like a Fugazi clone with a horn player and a strange sort of intensity that got lost in the translation.
Saint Etienne is another appropriate example of Sub Pop veering towards a more refined style of music.
Compared to other post-rock artists, there’s something surprisingly raw and brutal about Supercollider’s music.
On the whole, I like Fall Sounds more, but Of Color Bright has quite a few bright spots of its own.
A dark conviction runs through these songs, along with a tangible spirituality that makes them so intensely captivating.
While all of the songs are electronic in nature, they avoid falling into the normal trappings of your average dancehall fare.
Once again, we have another release proving that not all electronic music falls into that amorphous realm called “electronica.”
Anyone who considers themselves a fan of World Serpent, Projekt, Cold Meat, or other similar labels would do themselves well to find a copy.
Disappointing, but will do just fine for those who haven’t heard bootlegs of Spiritualized’s inspired live show.
There’s so much more substance here than anything produced by the average person alone in a basement doing electronically reconstructed jazz.
This stuff is actually worth listening to, and not as some sort of sonic endurance test.
The best way to enjoy this disk is not really so much as a Low record, but as a relatively well-done compilation of electronic and ambient music.