"Sky Song is Colorlist's third album proper and their first full length release since 2010. The music is deep, organic and involving - it feels like a spiritual successor to their 2008 album, Lists, which had a similarly robust and weighty sound. This may be thanks in part to the complement of modular synths which are present again on Sky Song. The deep, harmonic quality of analogue synthesizers seems a perfect companion to the pair's usual instruments, occupying the mid-range of frequencies between Charles Rumback's kicks and toms, and Charles Gorczynski's woodwinds. As with their previous work, Sky Song traverses a rich and wide sonic terrain. It's not music that's easy to classify because of the array of influences which mould the sound and indeed the improvised nature of many of the pieces. Importantly, though, Sky Song feels focused and coherent as a whole. The album has everything; peaceful and serene passages of music that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, deep, driving rhythms that make your feet twitch and occassionally, music that erupts like a firework exploding in the sky. Colorlist don't have to stick to one style to establish a cohesive 'whole'; there is something deeper common to these tracks that ties them all together. There is a quality to the pieces, a kind of airy, openness that I associate with being outdoors. It's a distillation of a certain feeling, walking in the woods perhaps, the sun dappling the earth below your feet, a warm breeze on the back of your neck; magical music." (label info)
in stock | UK| 2013| SEREIN | 20.90

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