Exposé Online banner

Colour Haze — She Said
(Elektrohasch 007, 2012, 2CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-09-09

She Said Cover art

"Stoner rock" is one of those labels that means pretty much nothing to me. It's not as bad as "indie rock," but it doesn't really describe the music in any meaningful way. I guess it's basically heavy rock that's not comfortable in the metal genre, but beyond that, I have no idea. Colour Haze here gives us two disks worth of music that has elements of psychedelic, progressive, and other more or less 70s styles. Do you remember back when Black Sabbath would interrupt a heavy riff with a strange trippy diversion in a different tempo, run with that for a while, then come back to the heavy riff? Colour Haze does that kind of thing well, but it's not the only trick in their bag. The overdriven electric guitar is supplemented by acoustic guitar and even guest keyboards and strings, and the harmony vocals are quite well done. I'm reminded at times of Motorpsycho in their middle period. Don't be scared off by the length — it's only a little longer than a full single CD, and it's varied enough to keep the interest up. Sure, they're not in a hurry to get anywhere (four tracks come in over ten minutes), but they're not content to just ride a riff for ages noodling away. They have a keen sense of dynamics, and the longer tracks have distinct sections. Good stuff for those whose attention spans haven't atrophied in our world of constant change.


Filed under: New releases, 2012 releases

Related artist(s): Colour Haze

Latest news

2021-01-18
Asia Minor Third Album on the Way – On January 29, AMS records will be releasing the long-awaited third album by classic Turkish-French band Asia Minor. Released last year in Japan, this will be the widespread debut of Points of Libration. The album features original members Setrak Bakirel (vocals, guitar) and Eril Tekeli (flute, guitar). » Read more

2020-12-09
Harold Budd RIP – Harold Budd, one of pre-eminent American composers of avant-garde and minimalism, has died of complications from the coronavirus. Budd came to prominence in the 70s, championed by Brian Eno on his Obscure Records label, with music that blended academic minimalism with electric jazz and electronic music. Much of Budd's best known work was done in collaboration with other artists, including Eno, Daniel Lanois, Robin Guthrie, Andy Partridge, John Foxx, Jah Wobble, and many others. » Read more

2020-11-20
25 Views of Worthing Finally Gets Released – A while ago, we wrote about the discovery of a "long lost" Canterbury-style gem by a band called 25 Views of Worthing. And now we're pleased to find out that Wind Waker Records has released their music on an LP. » Read more

2020-10-14
Audion Is Back in Business – Our esteemed colleague Alan Freeman has restarted Audion Magazine after a seven year hiatus. The new incarnation is available online on their Bandcamp site. Audion's history goes back to 1984, and included 58 issues up to 2013. Issue #59 is available now, and #60 is in the works. » Read more

2020-10-06
Romantic Warriors IV – Krautrock (Part 2) Is in the Works – Zeitgeist Media, the people who have brought us the great series of documentary films chronicling the history of progressive rock, are working on the second installment of their examination of German music. Krautrock 2 will focus on artists from Münich such as Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Xhol Caravan, Kraan, Witthüser & Westrupp, and Popol Vuh. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Original Outer Limits - Outer Mania – Outer Limits were one of the mainstays of the Japanese 80s symphonic scene and perhaps one of the most accomplished of their peers (Teru's Symphonia, Pageant, Mr. Sirius and others). They released...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues