The east coast shoegaze band Colour have released a new/old album! It dates back to the winter of ‘06 and it was called ”The Ice March”. This was the period of time in-between the bands 2nd album “The Dark Year” and their 3rd “Heaven”. It was never released because is was completed right at the time Damian Scro switched to drums from bass and the band were changing the sound a bit. So this is the album that never was. Fans of Colour’s more dreamy Slowdive sounding songs and their heavily influenced Cure numbers will enjoy this selection of wall of colour noise. This record also houses some of the most insane guitar feedback noise ever produced and features never performed tracks like “Lifeless” from the Dark Year sessions, when the band were hooked on The Cure’s “One Hundred Years” off the Pornography record. So let us all get lost in the lush guitar mist that surrounded all these early recordings on the new (old) album, “THE ICE MARCH”! - The Blurry World Record Co.
REVIEWED IN THE BIG TAKE-OVER
colour noise and beauty.
This fast-working Princeton, NJ art/noise trio returns with their fourth album since forming in 2005, following up 2007’s Heaven. On this fittingly titled album, recorded in only one day in an 18th-century recital room, vocalist/guitarist Dave Schurtman and drummer Damian Scro are joined by new bass synthesist, Schurtman’s wife Jaime Piacente, who is also credited with “distorted squelches.” Their influences include Ride, Spacemen 3, My Bloody Valentine, and 13th Floor Elevators, and you’ll hear hints of each in their vigorous, fuzzed-out psychedelic guitar rock. But crucially, their music is also imbued with ear-catching pop melodies—“Autumn Colored Haze” and “Jellyfish” sound like Colour’s got Guided By Voices in their collections, too. Throughout, feedback-drenched tracks such as “North” and the momentous epic “Sleep” will have you basking in their blissful yet blistering wall-of-sound. (theblurryworld.com)
by Mark Suppanz
ART / NOISE / POP