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Colors of the Sun


Download links and information about Colors of the Sun by Hatchback. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Electronica genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:17:26 minutes.

Artist: Hatchback
Release date: 2008
Genre: Electronica
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:17:26
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No. Title Length
1. Nesso 5:23
2. Jetlag 8:22
3. Everything Is Neu 5:33
4. Closer to Forever 4:51
5. Carefree Highway 8:49
6. Comets 5:34
7. The Lotus and the Robot 7:43
8. Open Valley 5:57
9. White Diamond 9:06
10. Horizon 16:08



Some albums sound just the way you'd imagine them. It's only natural and fitting that a record called Colors of the Sun, by an artist (from San Francisco) named Hatchback, with song titles like "Carefree Highway," "Open Valley," and "Horizon," would be warm, wistful, vibrant, hazy, summery, autumnal, and evocative of free-spirited road trips and nostalgic bliss. What's impressive about this particular album is how simply and sweetly it satisfies all of these distinct yet impressionistic expectations suggested by its nomenclature — so aptly conveyed as to seem almost inevitable, but not nearly so readily achieved — resulting in a gorgeous, glowing journey that is at the same time sublimely relaxed and restful. The pieces that make up these pieces (oodles of analog synths, loping drum loops, fluid streams of electronic-sounding, organic-feeling melody, guitars and pianos and horns that might be sampled or synthesized or played) fit together so seamlessly, yet in such subtly shifting combinations, that one begins to wonder whether the effortlessness they project reflects an unusually intuitive, ingenuous creative approach, or if it masks a deliberate, painstaking, no less ingenious process of integration and formulation. To be sure, Hatchback is not without an extensive range of precursors and influences. Producer/composer Samuel Grawe has listed a wide array of inspirations for his work, both musical (1970s Krautrock — particularly the namechecked Neu! — and prog rock, vintage film soundtracks, Italo disco, Herbie Hancock, Stereolab...) and experiential (travel, friends, sunsets, windy roads, romance...) Which set of reference points is the more useful may depend on the listener, but the truth is that Colors of the Sun somehow manages to lives up to all of them. It will inevitably get lumped in with the Cosmic Disco movement (although little of it is remotely danceable) and the Balearic revival of the late 2000s, but this is a lovely and transporting listen regardless of times and trends, and one of the finest album statements that these loosely defined scenes have yet produced. ~ K. Ross Hoffman, Rovi