As someone who writes a blog, it’s always nice to get any kind of interaction with someone about what you write. The reason I started this thing was mainly so I could make myself purposely search out new music rather than listening to the same CDs that I’d had since I’d left high school, which was a horrible, horrible rut. Something that makes it a little bit easier is when the bands come to you and promote themselves. Of course, having my email on the left-hand side has lead to David Gray’s PR man e-mailing me all the time about that band who did the music for the iPhone adverts (Orba Square, if yr asking), promoting bland background music. On the other hand, it also leads to people like Robert J Lake e-mailing me about his musical project, Polychromatic! Whilst I’m aware that it’s been e-mailed to other blogs, it’s still nice to be in with the crowd every now and then.
From the admitedly limited amount of tracks that I’ve managed to get my hands on, Polychromatic! sound like a fresher version of the seminal Postal Service, with a hint of first album Yeah Yeah Yeah’s thrown in. Indeed, on standout track Good Enough, the synth seems so reminscent of the beginning of Y Control it’s startling, which can only be a good thing. Some of the lyrics lack the inspiration that made The Postal Service one of the most important side-projects ever, but I said the same of them back when I first heard We will become Silhouettes, so what do I know.
Get the tracks below, and here’s the myspace: