Drop You Vivid Colours
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||Drop You Vivid Colours||Luminous Orange||4:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||How High||Luminous Orange||3:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||the Sky||Luminous Orange||5:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||turbo R||Luminous Orange||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Give a Hint||Luminous Orange||3:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Utatane No Hibi(l'ecume Des Jours)||Luminous Orange||4:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Starred Leaf||Luminous Orange||6:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mother Pearl||Luminous Orange||5:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sun Ray||Luminous Orange||4:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rusty Wheel||Luminous Orange||5:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Japanese indie band Luminous Orange had demonstrated their love for late-'80s/early-'90s British shoegazer bands clearly enough on previous albums, going as far as covering "Chelsea Girl" by Ride on 1998's Sugarcoated, but that love reaches its highest expression on Drop You Vivid Colours. From the opening notes of the opening title track Luminous Orange painstakingly mimic the guitar sounds of My Bloody Valentine, with Takeuchi Rie's vocals floating, barely decipherable in the background, more aural texture than vocal. Nevertheless, while there is clearly a strong element of pastiche in this album's overall sound, it would be foolish to let that overshadow the talent and creativity that has gone into individual tracks. Third track "The Sky" welds together three or four separate melodies into a single exhilarating whole, "Turbo R" is an earsplitting punk rock assault that nods more to Sonic Youth than My Bloody Valentine, and the gentle "Utatane no Hibi" shows that the lounge sounds of the contemporary Tokyo indie scene haven't been lost on Luminous Orange either. Compared to previous albums, Drop You Vivid Colours is far more richly produced, with multiple layers of sound giving it a texture and depth that previous albums lacked without compromising the rawness and intensity. Indeed, on final track "Rusty Wheel" the band make it clear that they see no reason why melody, intensity, and furious noise should be considered mutually exclusive.