Wednesday, May 23, 2007

COLOSSUS "Tar Heaven Wonders of the Ancient World" (No label)

Colossus is the New Hampshire based project of one Ryan LaLiberty, who according to his website (www.myspace.com/collossusnh) is involved with another NH group called Only. The bulk of this project lies on delay and loop-heavy guitar melody. "Tar Heaven" more or less follows well-tread paths of 90s-00s western indie psychedelia (Growing, Tom Carter and bits of Earth come to mind) with a few exceptions. "At Giza" is one of the more engaging tracks, a low end crush of what is probably guitar but sounds more like synthesizer. Hopefully the project will come further into its own with future releases.