The Color of Cyan – “Little Stars”


Chicago-based post-rockers The Color of Cyan craft a chilly, atmospheric sound throughout their new full-length, Agape. Inspired by bands like Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the release emphasizes a patient structural approach, evident on the beautiful track “Little Stars.” An orchestral-laden pulsations casts a beautiful glow initially, unfolding delicately into the post-punk guitar shimmers, just prior to the one-minute mark. The gentle bass pulsations and spacious percussion lend enjoyably alongside the gradual string-laden backing. The hypnotic guitar glimpses, steadily evolving rhythms, and string-laden luxury make for a thoroughly entrancing production throughout; the standout production is echoed throughout the remainder of Agape, as well.

Stream Agape in full below:

The album was recorded in Puerto Rico, Chicago, California, and Mexico City — mixed by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio and mastered by Bob Weston, both in Chicago.

“Little Stars” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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