Album of the Day: Colorlist – “Full Circle”


Artist:  Colorlist

Album:  Full Circle

Label:  Serein

Style:  Ambient Jazz

Favorite Track: “Electricity”

Music from:  Chicago, IL

What I like about it:  I like how the newest from Colorlist has a real edge to it… well, at least in comparison to their previous recordings, which tended to enter a thick drone and bubble up from there.  But the electronic effects of Full Circle char the edges of the harmonies, and burn at the center of things so that the prevailing motion breaks apart and disperses in many directions.  I like how this creates a different environment for their minimalist approach to bring about a bloom of melody.  I like how this project keeps finding new ways to express a familiar, enjoyable sound.

Your album personnel:  Charles Gorczynski (woodwinds, synthesizers), Charles Rumback (drums) and John Hughes (synthesizers, electronics).

Available at:  Amazon | Bandcamp

Listen to more of the album on the artist’s Bandcamp page.

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Cover art by Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch.