A Sudden Burst of Colour – ‘Galvanize’


Exploring a beautifully atmospheric realm of rock, Galvanize is the new album from UK-based band A Sudden Burst of Colour. The independently released album explores a blissful vein of post-rock and psychedelia, often evolving from serenely engrossing intrigue into warming eruptions of sound.

“Vertigo Season” kicks off the album with strong atmospheric appeal, representative of the stimulating listening experience that follows. Debonair guitar twangs exude a western-y, psych-rock intrigue alongside a steady rhythms section. Trickling guitars emerge past the two-minute turn, culminating in a crisp, jangly guitar line that sends chills and carries into a satiating finale. “Electric Century” follows with lusher introspection, moving from spacious lushness into an array of glistening guitar work; this captivating one-two punch firmly showcases the project’s strongly atmospheric chops.

Highlights persist throughout, especially in the form of “The North Orchard.” A gradually ascending momentum takes hold as pit-pattering percussion and gorgeous, dreamy guitar layers coalesce.’ An illuminated backing engrosses past the two-minute turn, adding a weightless quality to the already-entrancing soundscape. “Silencer” closes Galvanize with enduring appeal, crafting an ambient spell in the first half with ghostly space-opera reminiscences; the album is full of instrumental rock soundscapes that consistently impress.

“Vertigo Season” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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