Boomkat Product Review
Seattle's Secret Colors present their debut of lo-fi and starry-eyed Neo-Kosmiche for Belgium's Aguirre Records. 'Lunar' follows a lone tape transmission for Digitalis Limited last year with two sides of space sounds oscillating between cosmic chaos and astral serenity, quite often at the same time. A-side 'Stretching Out' is broadly broken into three sections, swimming through a sea of spectral guitar noise in the first to reach a more magical New Age shore, all gently twirling light shows heard through clogged ears, and onto the higher, shoegazing altitudes of the final section with some rumbling bass frequencies stirring way below in the mist and murk. The trip gets much stranger on the second tract of 'Zoning Out', jamming out primitive techno rhythms before a sprinkling of glassy-eyed synth magic resolves the tension and they begin to come down with a section of sombre, subdued chords and becoming trapped on an endless carousel of ever-muddier drone.