Tuesday, December 3, 2013

CASSETTE REVIEW: Secret Colors “Higher Views” (Bridgetown Records)

                There are a few terms that would be easy to toss around when writing about Secret Colors.   Ambient.  Instrumental.  Post Rock.   You know the drill.  I’m sure you’ve seen me apply all of these words to the same musical project before.

                What makes Secret Colors different is that over the course of these five songs, you hear something extra in there that helps it to stand out and not sound exactly like everything else you associate with those labels.

                In one section, keys sound like wind chimes and then transition into a banjo.   While that sounds completely ridiculous even as I type it, the way it flows and comes together within the song is truly astounding.


                As a true testament to the visual going with the sound on this particular cassette (which sounds perfect on tape also), by the end of the first side I do feel as if the world around me is crashing down and that’s fine.

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