Exposé Online banner

Colour Haze — All
(Elektrohasch 006, 2008, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2009-07-01

All Cover art

Colour Haze is a German band that is new to me, though they have been recording since 1995. You can pretty much trust any Elektrohasch release to be great, and All, Colour Haze’s seventh release, is no exception. Some of the songs are remarkably casual in their approach, and yet there is a driving beat, fuzzed guitars, catchy riffs, and soulful vocals with a 60s psychedelic feel. There are definite touch points to Jimi Hendrix, but more with tonality than the guitar solos. The second track “Moon” made me think of “Wait Until Tomorrow,” the third track “Turns” called to mind “Are You Experienced?” and “Voodoo Child,” and the instrumental “Lights” with its trippy guitar-bass-drum-organ jamming is akin to “1983” and “Third Stone from the Sun.” Though there are Hendrix elements, the music definitely belongs to Colour Haze. In contrast we have the quiet acoustic psych “Stars” with its fantastic sitar and guitar duo. All this music leads up to the 15-minute title track that could have been on the Zabriskie Point soundtrack. The music slowly builds for the first seven minutes with some very cool guitar riffing that rivals Jerry Garcia’s “Dark Star” ultimately kicking into gear for an all out jamfest. The mixture of acoustic ballads, free jazz bass lines, and heavy guitar riffs demand you to explore the disc’s ten instrumentals and songs. Just spin this disc; the music will take you away on an enjoyable musical journey that is over far too soon.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 37, 2008 releases

Related artist(s): Colour Haze

More info
http://www.elektrohasch.de
http://www.colourhaze.de

Latest news

2018-04-05
OBEY Convention XI Set for May 24-28 in Halifax – As the 2018 festival season rapidly approaches, we’d like you to be aware of a real treasure of diverse and creative music that’s going to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, next month. The OBEY Convention is on its 11th outing, and features a wide range of artists from around the world. From avant-industrial noise to experimental takes on Classical Chinese music, from chamber jazz to doom metal, from ambient soundscapes to Canadian First Nations drumming, you’d be hard pressed to find a festival with more variety in sound anywhere in the world. » Read more

2018-04-04
Close to the Rain Festival in Bergen Announces Lineup – Now in its second year, the Close to the Rain Festival of progressive music is scheduled to take place in Bergen, Norway, on June 7 - 9. They've got an amazing slate of bands lined up, including such powerhouses as Anekdoten, Major Parkinson, Arabs in Aspic, Tusmørke, and many more. » Read more

2018-03-01
Seaprog 2018 Artist Announcements Raise Festival's Profile – Seattle's Seaprog festival has been going since 2013, and the 2018 edition features a slate of artists that's sure to bring more attention to the event. Cheer-Accident, Bubblemath, and Free Salamander Exhibit are in the first round announcement of performers. In keeping with their tradition of focusing on regional artists, they will also present a number of artists from Washington and Oregon. [Edit: Just added: Inner Ear Brigade] » Read more

2018-02-26
Adelbert von Deyen RIP – Word reaches us that German electronic musician Adelbert von Deyen has died. His recorded legacy reaches back to 1978, when Sky Records released Sternzeit. Von Deyen, who was born October 25, 1953 in Süderbrarup, was also known as a painter and graphic artist. » Read more

2018-02-18
Didier Lockwood RIP – Word reaches us today of the death of one of France's great jazz musicians, violinist Didier Lockwood. His playing bridged many worlds, from traditional jazz to fusion to progressive rock, and his talent can be heard on recordings by Magma, Clearlight, Pierre Moerlen's Gong, and many more. Lockwood was 62. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Death Organ - 9 to 5 – This is some heavy stuff! If crunchy swirling Hammond B3 at full volume through Leslie speakers — accompanied only by bass and drums — is something that might interest you, then listen up. Death...  (1995) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues