Download links and information about Original Colors by High Places. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Electronica, Rock, Dancefloor, Pop, Dance Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 38:11 minutes.
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High Places' third album finds the duo of Rob Barber and Mary Pearson all the more comfortable and assured in a realm of moody electronic pop for the 21st century, at once drawing on familiar roots and putting distinct, enjoyable spins on the results. Beginning with the commanding "Year Off," punchy beats and murky tones offsetting Pearson's calm, sweeter but still slightly lost and forlorn singing, Original Colors shudders with a crackling energy. The sense of understatement that prevails is one of High Places' strongest qualities; instead of pop-as-sprawling-immediacy, or even the minimal focus of an act like the xx, Original Colors feels slippery and strange, echo and swathes of unidentifiable sound filling in the spaces between the nervous beats and bass pulses. Thus "Morning Ritual" may have the bass drops that U.S. dubstep has made cartoonishly familiar, but with Pearson's singing and an air for atmospherics, it feels more like a Burial remix than, say, Skrillex. "Dry Lake"'s echoed acid pulse and "Sonora"'s steadier, dub echo-tinged roil make for perfectly contrasting numbers, the bass sample breakdown in the latter a high point. The straight instrumental of "Ahead Stop" sounds like a lost bit of burbling atmospherics from 4AD or Nettwerk circa 1987, echoed rolling drums and samples making it all the more uneasy, while "Twenty Seven" is almost all Pearson's voice, a little twist before the sleek conclusion of "Altos Lugares."