CD & Digital

release date:
24th of September 2007

buy cd:

105 dkk/14€
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2.Pilguin Pop
3.Odds And Ends
4.Pale Horse
5.Rum Diary
6.Battle Hymn
7.Sea Monsters
8.Target Practice
9.Mouth To Mouth
10.Mother Tongue

Canon Blue aka Daniel James has written, recorded and played almost every instrument on his debut album himself. All done with a sharp understanding for the unified whole that is bound to thrill followers of Thom Yorke, Four Tet and Spirtualized. The album is mixed by the much-revered Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear) and mastered by Cristian Vogel (acclaimed solo-artist, Radiohead remixer, Chicks on Speed producer and more). It is without doubt one of the most fierce and extrovert releases on Rumraket.

Similarly to Daniel’s own life of travel, the music of ‘Colonies’ staunchly refuses to be pinpointed. It is a dizzying cocoon of new-folk, eccentric-pop and space-rock sensibilities, wrapped warmly with a strong electronic influence.

I Guess Im Floating
"My favorite discovery of 2007: Nashville's lone-star electrophile: Canon Blue

The Milk 4.3 of 5 stars “..Not to be missed!”

Clash Magazine (UK) ”Canon Blue is a unique discovery and Colonies is his brooding, breathtaking colossus.”

DJ Mag (uk) "Psychedelic electronica has us spinning"

Music-Dash (uk) "a travelling songbook of space-folk and electronic tailspins"

Chain D.L.K. 4 of 5 stars "like Bjork without the minimal approach and with more ideas"

New Noise "Colonies' is mighty impressive" 8,5 of 10 rating "Colonies is as aesthetically beautiful a record as 2007 has seen"