The east coast shoegaze band have been making noise since 2005 and are now giving us a definitive look at their albums in this “best of” release. “The Chronological Happenings” is exactly what the name implies. This is a hand picked bunch of song from all 5 studio albums, in order of album release date and toping it off with a brand new tune “I Just Want To Drift”. So you can take a ride through the sonic journey of Colour.
The album works as a huge strange listen as well as a greatest hits record. Colour wouldn’t have it any other way. Everything they do is intended to space you out and this collection of songs does that with all it’s wall of guitar, banging drums and delayed vocals.
The bands catalog shows variation through the years but their sound remains a fuzzed out mixture of re-verbed out Creation Records style production and the watery guitar and drum sounds of The Cure’s Disintegration record.
So take week of so, lock yourself in room with a laval lamp and get lost in The Chronological Happenings of Colour- 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