The Colors EP is an experiment for Daniel Voicians. The seven songs present were mostly strays that had been languishing in the closet, some of them for up to two years. When gathered together under the banner of the newly written title track, however, the compositions coalesced perfectly into a previously unheard facet of the Voicians sound. Missing are the penetrating Drum'n'Bass rhythms, gone are the huge alt.metal guitar riffs. Instead, Colors trades on icy indie pop and airy electronic rock that soars with orchestral strings, whimsical vocal samples, and even a touch of banjo.
This is a great example of the fun storytelling possible through lyricism; it's one big effort to immerse you in a world of neon-lit streets, rain-drenched skyscrapers climbing into darkness, and the conflicts of the people (and machines) living beneath them. Drawing heavily on '80s synthwave without slavishly adhering to its conventions, Dreams of Neo-Tokyo is like a solid little classic sci-fi novella, set to the sound of the era that first married cosmic conflict to street-level grit. Jamming Device