The­ory of Colours

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Six years on from his first re­lease, the US-born, Wales-raised and Ber­lin-based pro­ducer de­liv­ers his typ­i­cally in­ven­tive and ex­pan­sive de­but al­bum. The­ory of Colours ex­plores a sound­scape that floats between un­der­ground techno and ex­per­i­men­tal am­bi­ent di­men­sions with­out ever re­ally set­tling on ei­ther. His sprawl­ing pro­duc­tions me­an­der through styles and tem­pos with a weight­less, nat­u­ral free­dom. The record’s ex­per­i­men­tal edge gives it an feel­ing of un­pre­dictabil­ity, tak­ing us into un­ex­plored ter­ri­to­ries, down ex­cit­ing and un­ex­pected tan­gents. Vin­tage synths un­furl over bro­ken, dusty beats, oth­er­worldly FX, whirring belts and in­tox­i­cat­ing de­lays to cre­ate a sound that is as ex­pres­sive as it is time­less. Dauwd’s deft ar­range­ments build layer upon layer of mod­u­lar equip­ment to cre­ate a metic­u­lously crafted sound­scape that de­vel­ops and re­veals more of it­self the fur­ther you bury into the tal­ented pro­ducer’s imag­ined world. The­ory of Colours is a self-as­sured al­bum that finds beauty in the nu­ances between elec­tronic gen­res and uses space to skilled ef­fect. Tom Jones


Leit­mo­tiv, Un­con­scious,| The­o­ries of Colours| 8/10

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