The Colour Of Spring (reissue)
a stunning record, forming the perfect intersection of their catchier early records & their later experimentation.
interesting rhythms, sweeping orchestration, complex arrangements & even a children's chorus create an evocative, hypnotic groove, evidenced on a near flawless run of songs that include ‘happiness is easy’, ‘i don’t believe in you’ & ‘life’s what you make it’. a near-concept song cycle following the emotional ups & downs of relationships & pondering life in general. ‘the colour of spring’ succeeded in marrying the ambient sonic wizardry (that would come to fruition on ‘spirit of eden’) with their pop chops, making for their most thoroughly satisfying album.