Some of the best music is that that can truly replicate a feeling, or the set of emotions that accompany a certain time and place in your life. The first few moments of Colo’s outstanding ‘twentysix’ fit into this category, mirroring the sensation of being alone, in a snowy mid-winter field, hopelessly young and filled with wonder at the world. Cold and dark, the duo’s heartbeat percussion and radiant synth are laden with promise largely fulfilled throughout the track’s expansive 5 minutes.
Labelling themselves as ‘dub/electroacoustic/indie’ on their bare bones myspace page, the work owes more to Kieran Hebden’s Four Tet than any proper genre or sorts. But it’s a take on the experiemental edge of electronica that is wide eyed, and bubbling with ideas. In the only other track available for streaming, ‘motiv’, they use 8-bit soundbites and industrial samples to create a track ultimately more frustrating and baffling. But there’s still that ulsating honesty at it’s core, the human heart that keeps it all ticking over. This is music to make you nostalgic for a memory you’ve never had.
Colo – twentysix