Michael Columbia / These Are Colored Bars
Album: These Are Colored Bars   Collection:General
Artist:Michael Columbia   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-03 Pull Date: 2005-06-05
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 10
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 20, 2010: Moon Over the Cafe Bohemian
Buzz Aldrin
4. Apr 27, 2005: Brownian Motion
2. Jul 18, 2009: lost and found
5. Apr 05, 2005: The Panoply
3. Apr 28, 2005: Baptism of Motion (sub for Mike)
6. Apr 05, 2005: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2005-06-07

Michael Columbia - These Are Colored Bars (Alabaster) Another confusing name - NO ONE in the band is named Michael Columbia or any combo thereof. Some KILLER combo of space pop, progresive rock and dub beats from Dylan Ryan and David McDonnell. Soundwise close to: early Gong, Soft Machine and sometimes like Silver Apples or Jessamine.
(((((1))))) Gorgeous waves of spacey-synths, voice, sax =
(((((2))))) Excellent, throbbing Crime In Choir/Gong kind of vibe, nice jazzy drumming & sax parts.
((((3)))) Mid-70’s synth sound ‘ala Jean Michael-Jarré mixed with Gong. Beautiful violin sound.& repetitive “la-la-la”’s
((((4)))) Slow, repetitive dub/jazz funk/prog collision.
(((5))) Pretty good space-dub experiements.
((((6)))) Busy sounding, Soft Machine/Gong like piece. Great sax work!
(((7))) Vocal experiementation & weird echo/distortion layers then full -on electro dub.
(((8))) Minimal dub with compelling waves of Jessamine-like moog/synths, airy male vocals.
((((9)))) Slow waves of space ambience & random alien chimpmunk voices.
(((10))) Space-dub, etheral pop with tight jazzy drumming.

Track Listing
1. Mouse   6. Thank You Jeremy
2. Dupress   7. Unknown Shape
3. Baseball Museum   8. Special Export
4. Hobart   9. Martian Song
5. Mr. Bulgia   10. Buzz Aldrin