27 Feb Blind Man’s Colour – Wooden Blankets Album Review
Florida-based Blind Man’s Colour is a relatively new band that already has a relatively large following. These internets! They do wonders. In a few short months, they received rave reviews and were even complimented by the Kanye himself. Wooden Blankets is the follow-up EP to their successful indie venture, Season Dreaming. Very of the moment, with swirly, psychedelic-infused tunes similar to MGMT but more quirky (and interesting), Blind Man’s Colour are right on the edge of the peak of no return. Their throwback sound (’70s-era Can come to mind, but with more structure) is near perfection, complete with distorted vocals, spectacular samples, and fuzzed out keyboards. Most of the EP contains remarkable but similar-sounding tracks; “Fantasy Cove” breaks up the repetition a bit and provides a slower but more emphatic note.
All in all, the album is fluid and coherent, although the fluidity could end up working to their detriment. They could end up getting too pigeonholed, and their albums could be passed off as a trend. Despite this, fans of the genre and newcomers will thoroughly enjoy.