A trio of musicians with different stylistic backgrounds, Colorworld first came together in 2013 and over the next two years perfected their sound and created an EP entitled This Is Where It Ends. Without releasing their first EP, the band continued their songwriting spree and finished their new songs, recording them in a studio and releasing them as Colorworld EP. The band does not box in their style by naming it, instead letting their talent speak for itself without a label or genre.
“Phantom Pilot”, the album’s first track, exhibits the band’s vast array of influences and structural motifs throughout the six minute opener. Belted lyrics, lightning paced percussion, and extended instrumental segments allow this track to isolate the listener’s attention from beginning to end, whether during jazzy chords, relaxed alternative strumming, or hard-hitting rock choruses.
A beach-surf rock guitar with vocals begin “Scratch The Sulfur” before crashing cymbals, thumping drums, and quick guitars take the spotlight as the piece evolves into an upbeat rock & roll tune. This song is one of the few on the album that fits nicely into a specific genre, although Colorworld successfully manages to incorporate their own approach and mannerisms into the midst of the torrent of sounds and notes.
“Compasshead” continues to propagate the sanguine energy of the record with its loud dynamics and throbbing pulse that echoes the emotive aura of the lyrics permeating through the gravelly, yet melodic singing. The song seems to follow a structured song form, at least until the end, where a new tempo and fresh tone explode onto the soundscape, ending the song with a bang.
The next song, “R.O.B.O.”, brings out a slightly less blunt side of the band’s music. This slower, more harmonious ballad contrasts well with the rest of the album, and additionally shows that the band can strongly generate music of many types. The album ends with “Down The Drain”, that contains different bass and drum grooves for each verse, followed by an “out of nowhere” bridge that leads to a brand new ending. This song is essentially the posterchild of the band’s style, and as a whole, this album will certainly show listeners that Colorworld is more than worth following.
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