Man that groove is tight! Seriously, I can forgive everything I don't like about this track just cause that groove is so goddamn saucy - and there's plenty to forgive: mainly vocal performance/production. That's easily the biggest area of improvement here. I think each vocalist is capable of better takes here, and the mix is lacking in general. Solution: Your engineer isn't cutting it. Time for an upgrade, ideally one who specialized in vocal production. A WFH situation is ideal, but if you really vibe with one then perhaps its not such a bad idea to give points on the song & record.
What an odd little number but one which will weasel its way into plenty of people’s hearts. With Doorsesque organ opening it certainly had my attention. Pete Feliciano’s dancing, which while not in the same league as Samuel T. Herrings, also has a hypnotic quality borne owing to its lack of self-awareness. When Lizzie Karr joins proceedings it’s time for the girls to take over and that’s where things step down into the basement. It’s darkly lit to hide the things that go bump and grind in the night. Much like the tenuous relationship being played out this is a song that will burn brightly before fading into the distance. Job done really.
Quirky fun and sexy video --and tune. Would love to see you all performing together. Send a high quality mp3 to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll include it on upcoming shows and playlists. Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
Colour Theory kick off their latest track "Asphyxiate" with some seriously heavy synth drones, hypnotically metronomic drum machine polyrhythms, and angelic vocals. This song can lull the listener into a trance and transport them to another universe. Ultimately, "Asphyxiate" resides somewhere between dreams and the conscious world, recalling the work of contemporaries such as MS MR. A slow burning track if ever there was one, Colour Theory once again demonstrated that the boundaries of electronic music are indeed limitless, and have yet to be reached.
I was initially reminded of Washed Out on ‘Asphyxiate’ which would have been funny if Colour Theory had decided to plough that particular furrow. As it turned out this is a duo very much of their own making, with unsteady and lopsided beats and a softly tingling Jean Michel Jarre synth backdrop. The vocals are ghostly in their delivery, never quite giving of themselves yet alluring enough to draw you closer to what they have to say. The video had me reeling and contemplating Eyes Wide Shut but then the music meant that it was really an exercise in ears wide open. Oddly compelling.
"Colour Theory" is a strong effort with a sleek neon-tinged atmosphere and series of memorable hooks. Futuristic synths set up for an intoxicating beginning, where enthralling vocals are set alongside spacious reverbed percussion, a warbly synth pad, and effervescent sporadic key trickles -- in the relative vein of FKA Twigs and Jessy Lanza (her Caribou collaborations, specifically). The vocals, restrained yet powerful, add both a sense of nonchalance and sensuality, being particularly memorable during the wonderfully accomplished closing hook. No criticisms on my end -- great work. Look out for a post on OS, and reach out to me at email@example.com if interested in hearing about my digital PR servicing, if you need a hand with that. Thanks for submitting :) -Mike