Color Theory is the solo project for Tyler Fensterman. His recent release Science of Longing is a lo-fi guitar-centric album that contains a mixed bag of successes and mishaps. Science of Longing is a complete DIY effort and suffers from some of the common culprits such as digital distortion and little separation but also contains occasional moments of inspiration. He occasionally finds ways to exploit his lo-fi aesthetics.
Color Theory opens with "Let Me Explain" which showcases slacker-esque vocals that are sometimes off-key. The song’s biggest success lies in the Thurston Moore like guitar work although the song doesn't stay in time and not in a good way.
Unfortunately, Fensterman destroys your ears and make them ring on "It's Over." The piercing high frequencies are in no way enjoyable and even at modest volume have no redeeming qualities.
"Patience" shows some respectable skill as a songwriter. His vocal harmonies were solid although I couldn't get past the consistent digital distortion
Science of Longing has some good ideas that are poorly implemented. The first thing Fensterman is going to want to do is improve the recording quality
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