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Against the beat

by The color green

A personal blues-rock-folk album. It is going deeper and deeper through the album. Although it could still be considered as experimental, and under hard psychedelic/progressive/oriental influences, it's a melodic-melodramatic album.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Start here
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2. The door
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3. Electric
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4. Blame
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5. Stock market
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6. Don't leave me
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7. Shepherd
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8. El gringo
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9. Does not worth it
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10. My house
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11. Vivre
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12. Superman
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13. War-M
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14. Blue whale
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15. On Mars
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Right after acquiring brand new recording equipment items, I needed to try those out….
To focus on one thing is a problem, when there are so many buttons to play with, but nevertheless I have reached some results, which turned out to be the seeds for “Against the beat”.

The first part of the album was written during last year - Until I started to record it, I had already a bunch of songs and tracks I couldn't put out of my head.
Mostly folk-rock, my aim was a clean sound, more solid, and less experimental.
That's how "The door", "Electric", "Blame" and "Don't leave me" were born.
During this summer, I got involved in another huge project - a student movie soundtrack - which cut me off a bit from the creation process I was into... I came right back to my usual musical experiments, and compose a few more tracks (such as "War-M", "Blue Whale" or "Vivre"), to give this album a natural electronic progression, among other textures it already got.
That brings to it the grey monotony it missed, but still keeps the mood to be uplifted and ongoing.

The transition between those two periods can be effortlessly heard on the album – it goes deeper and deeper into the music, throw songs and instrumental pieces of music. “Shepherd”, a true mix I have achieved using an instrumental composition and a pure electronic movement, finalizes it.
“Against the beat” is the disc to jog with.

I'll conclude and say that this is my most "normal" album - you will certainly find it as the most "communicative" one too, which is probably true...
A last word about my collaboration with Jol'e Williams - a marvelous vocalist, whose voice on "Don't leave me" and "My house", brings the light out of the whole album.


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Stan Satin

an amazing aural journey that I'll never forget. I have listened again and again
I just purchased Against The Beat and was immediately taken on an amazing aural journey that I'll never forget. I have listened again and again to this masterpiece!

One must listen to this album from start to finish as it flows and segues effortlessly through dark and lovely themes encompassing every emotion. Heavy tuneful and bluesy bass lines anchor the tunes which are reminiscent of Sonic Youth, Pixies and Beck.

The foundation of "alternative indie" rock songs are spiced with manipulated tape loops, synth pulses, mellotron strings, fuzz and psychedelic guitar, eastern music elements, field recordings, glitch drums, etcetera, to create an aural pastiche that is at once familiar, yet unique and original.

"Intrigue" is the one word that is conjured on the journey. It is a dark, psychic journey I love to take, and will upon repeated listenings take me deeper into The Color Green....

A vocal guest appearance on two songs by Seattle chanteuse Jol'e Williams of So A.D.D. highlights and brightens the experience along the way. Lovely and haunting!

Against The Beat without doubt makes my Top Ten List of albums for the year!

Jol'e

Mystery Man
"Against the beat"~> is awesome - a lot of trippyness which is what I love~
my favorite track is "Don't Leave Me" -- There is a lot of feeling that I feel when I hear that song.

I look forward to a new album from "The Color Green" -
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