Vulcanus 68 / Contours And Colours
Album: Contours And Colours   Collection:General
Artist: Vulcanus 68   Added:Jan 2012
Label: Gigante Sound  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-05 Pull Date: 2012-04-08
Week Ending: Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 12, 2012: Ghost Trees
The Monochrome Canon Ii
4. Feb 22, 2012: maximum entropy
Contours And Colours
2. Mar 04, 2012: KZSyoUth
The Monochrome Canon I
5. Feb 22, 2012: Brownian Motion
Melancholy Gaillard
3. Feb 27, 2012: Ghost Trees
Melancholy Gaillard
6. Feb 19, 2012: Memory Select
Piano Roto

Album Review
Adam Pearson
Reviewed 2012-02-02
Russian Planetarium-core. Local Gigante Sound duo Jared Blum (also Bill Gould and Jared Blum) and Dominic Cramp (also Evangelista) create dreamy amalgams of melotron, acoustic treatments, found sounds, apocalyptic abysses, and manipulated effects. The duo still sample a bit and create collages of sound art, but the prevailing theme is celestial, melodic waves of a cohesive space trip. Engulfing, highly layered stuff. RIYL Vangelis, the intersection of space and classical music, UFOs. All the tracks are gapless so beware when you play this. Vulcanus 68 are participating in the 2012 Day of Noise as the closers, so give this a spin or two.

1. Old school slow synth and dreamy ambient. (2:18)
2. Warped piano, grainy found sounds and vinyl effects. Deliberate and methodical. (2:50)
3. Bassy, persistent, deep tones march with synth leads, and sharp manipulations of acoustic sounds. (3:55)
4. Buzzy distorted under drone, little bit more menacing with sharp, sparkling feedback tones. (2:46)
*5. Throwback uneasy space travel instrumental. (0:45)
*6. Haunting synths stretch across the landscape. Pretty and dark. This reminds me of Blade Runner. (4:41)
*7. Drones and intense layering of percussion, found sounds, space take-off, effects, etc. (7:18)
8. Calmer sea waves and pretty meletron. (2:09)
9. Choral theme and sounds drown the percussive rattle. (1:49)
*10. Gurgly drone and harsher electronic lead. Pretty but also nightmarish. (3:31)

Track Listing
1. The Monochrome Canon I   6. Contours And Colours
2. Carmen's Whistle   7. Silent Spring
3. Piano Roto   8. Francis Cutting
4. Landowska   9. The Monochrome Canon Iii
5. The Monochrome Canon Ii   10. Melancholy Gaillard