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Colorbox - Train To Chroma City

 

Artist: Colorbox

Title: Train To Chroma City

Label: Cleopatra

Date: 1997

 

Track listing:

 

01. First Stop - Greenvich

02. CYANid

03. Greenious

04. Next Stop - Bluesville

05. Kinky Pinky

06. Indigo

07. Next Stop - Blacksfield

08. Grey Spook (Eastside Mix)

09. Grey Spook (Westside Mix)

10. Last Stop - Yellowstone

11. Maroon

12. Goldfish

 

Review:

 

Hell what a colorfull cd ! I first discovered colorbox on the "Worl of Goa

Trance" compils (very good ones, all 3 of them) and I was amazed by a track

from colorbox : cyanid. One thing that can be said about them is that they

know how to make goa ! As Astralprojection masters that art, colorbox (René

& Kenneth Abildgaard) has its unique style but can make very different goa

style. At least that's what they say on their homepage

(http://home6.inet.tele.dk/baas/COLORBOX/colorbox.html) . They describe

their Album like a trip : the train goes through 4 cities and in each ones,

2 musics of the same style are played. That way we have some tracks that

look likes a bit the same. But my oh my, what awesome tracks ! Each one is a

killer here, it's something you don't often see, except on some Astral

Projection albums or other killer artists. Tracks 1&2 are wonderful and with

some similarity. Track 4 is peraphs the only "average one" in this album.

Other tracks are just as well awesome as the firsts ones. Each track areI

got that album 2 weeks ago and I've listened it a billions times :). A funny

thing to know, they always name all their tracks with a color, out of the

color box :). I give it 9.5/10 and trust me I know a lot of goa :) . Dulak !

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Guest Per Sterud   
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This was one of my first experiences in Psy-trance, and it continues to be one

of my favorites (probably BECAUSE it was one of my first experiences --

doesn't that tend to be the case? [Probably why people stay hung up on Astral

Projection for so long]). One of the best parts about this album, besides

having a truly distinctive, acidic, full-on sound rich in complex and

spiralling melodies and rhythms, is that it's based on the concept described

above, that of a train travelling to different cities based on color. The idea

of an album based on a concept such as this is novel, and has yet to be

explored by other bands who are more interested in setting up a

climax-oriented, dancefloor arrangement, or a simple up/down-tempo arrangement

of songs. Despite having been released on Hypnotic, this album really is a

treat (but their crap label could've been suicide for them, because I haven't

seen or heard a peep from these guys since '98). The first (second, really,

after the intro) track, CYANid is the standout track. The samples on the

latter half of the album are all very scientific and interesting (worm holes,

space-time, etc.). I find it hard to be truly objective about the album, so

I'm going to be biased and give it a 9/10.

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Guest rx7style   
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This album is the shit. Such different sounds, so strange, so cool. I haven't

listened to an album that has sounds even remotely like this. The melodies

are sooooo cool and unique. One of my all time favorite tracks is Greenious:

such sweet melodies with a bassline that pounds! I mean really, this album is

fantastic, and I don't understand why more people haven't listened to it! Top

10 for me -- takes some time to get used to their completely unique sounds,

but after a few listens, best tracks are 2,3,5,6,11,12 **9.5/10**

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Guest [Anonymous]   
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Big thanks to you Epic / psterud ! Both for the recommendation and then of

course the delivery !! This is the kind of sound that attracted me to the

psychedelic trance vibe years ago - and yet so fresh ! Like beginning the

journey once again ! The nuts as we say down my way !!

 

bomble

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Guest Defbydelta...   
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Colorbox RULES!

this type of GOA is awsome like the vibes the sending out the great melodies

they us its a master piece.

BY THIS!! Its VERY VERY good, But where they from??

Psychaos Goa for sure.. Track 2,5 ,9 is awsome

8,8/10

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seraph    14

Amazing album ! Bypass Unit guys in their other project COLORBOX and here they went entirely into goa trance.

 

Whole album has a concept and it is beside using similar sounds and structures pretty varied. I like their concept and the best tracks are : CYANid, GREENIOUS ( ! ), KINKY PINKY ( ! ), INDIGO, GREY SPOOK, MAROON...9/10

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Perception    0

super album, the sound of color box is like pure expression of goatrance

can't get enough of it :)

this is highly melodic goatrance with melodies that tell a story

aren't we all looking for that ^_^

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qa2pir    7

As you can see, this album is divided into 4 parts, each with an intro/interlude and two real tracks, and all tracks are named after colours. That's quite a nice concept, and the 4 different parts actually have different styles. The first part is the best, with good atmosphere and nicely constructed melodies. The 2 middle parts are more acid and noisy, and the last part goes back to the more melodic side of it.

 

The last track "Goldfish" contains a hidden track, some minutes of calm chillout music. So this track isn't really 13 minutes but rather 2 different tracks (there's even some seconds of silence between).

 

Overall, this is not essential, but good, and the style is varied. 6/10.

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Baas    0

Well .. To make things right here:

 

Colorbox is NOT the Bypass Unit guys' other project.

Bypass Unit consists of my brother René and two / three other musicians.

 

Colorbox is my brother and I.

So yes; there are some similarities. I also mixed one of the Bypass Unit tracks (Zibling Zwirl) but other than that the cast is different :-)

 

Thanks for the kind words guys !!

 

KennethA

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qa2pir    7

Well .. To make things right here:

 

Colorbox is NOT the Bypass Unit guys' other project.

Bypass Unit consists of my brother René and two / three other musicians.

 

Colorbox is my brother and I.

So yes; there are some similarities. I also mixed one of the Bypass Unit tracks (Zibling Zwirl) but other than that the cast is different :-)

 

Thanks for the kind words guys !!

 

KennethA

519280[/snapback]

Any new stuff coming out soon? :)

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Baas    0

Any new stuff coming out soon? :)

519696[/snapback]

I doubt it :-)

 

KennethA

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seraph    14

I doubt it :-)

 

KennethA

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:(

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Baas    0

:(

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Well .. It's been so long now - and my brother and I don't make music together anymore. But who knows what will happen.

 

I just honestly doubt for a Colorbox sequal - but who can ever tell.

 

KennethA

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Otto Matta    3

Well .. It's been so long now - and my brother and I don't make music together anymore. But who knows what will happen.

 

I just honestly doubt for a Colorbox sequal - but who can ever tell.

 

KennethA

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Holy crap, I can't believe Kenneth Abildgaard just posted here today. The Colorbox album is still in my top-5 all-time fave psy albums. Yay. I feel like a little girl. :)

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Baas    0

Holy crap, I can't believe Kenneth Abildgaard just posted here today. The Colorbox album is still in my top-5 all-time fave psy albums. Yay. I feel like a little girl. :)

521553[/snapback]

:lol:

 

You just made my day Otto Matta !!

 

KennethA

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Otto Matta    3

Entirely my pleasure, sire.

 

And here's proof:

 

Top 5 Topic

 

Scroll down to my post and you'll see it there, along with some additional discussion further down. :D

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Baas    0

Entirely my pleasure, sire.

 

And here's proof:

 

Top 5 Topic

 

Scroll down to my post and you'll see it there, along with some additional discussion further down.  :D

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Glad to see we BARELY made it to your top 5 :-)

 

KennethA

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Otto Matta    3

Glad to see we BARELY made it to your top 5 :-)

 

KennethA

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I didn't say they were in order! :lol:

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Guest Cosmogenesis   
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Definitely, my favorite release from Hypnotic records with "Optimystic" from Psygone! This album is a pure masterpiece, all the tracks are awesome and emotional. I like the concept of a couple tracks for every station with, for each, a specific atmosphere and harmonic feeling.

A special mention for "Grey Spook" (Westside mix) and "Indigo": they are the kind of tracks that stays in your mind (especially because of their dark spiritual background & pads), and can make you to meditate about the infinity.

10/10 for this diamond stuff! :)

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abasio    228

Best track is greenious but all the others are of a very high quality too.

I'd definately recommend this one.

It's very much an album :)

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Baas    0

It seems I was wrong when I first stated that no more Colorbox would be made :rolleyes:

 

I am currently working on some tracks and are trying to find a label to release them on.

 

Have fun out there !

 

Hey ... By the way; you can keep up to date here: http://www.colorbox.dk

 

Kenneth Abildgaard

//Colorbox

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abasio    228

It seems I was wrong when I first stated that no more Colorbox would be made  :rolleyes:

 

I am currently working on some tracks and are trying to find a label to release them on.

 

Have fun out there !

 

Hey ... By the way; you can keep up to date here: http://www.colorbox.dk

 

Kenneth Abildgaard

//Colorbox

610507[/snapback]

Cool!

 

Now that's something to look forward to! :)

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Otto Matta    3

It seems I was wrong when I first stated that no more Colorbox would be made  :rolleyes:

 

I am currently working on some tracks and are trying to find a label to release them on.

 

Have fun out there !

 

Hey ... By the way; you can keep up to date here: http://www.colorbox.dk

 

Kenneth Abildgaard

//Colorbox

610507[/snapback]

Great news! :D

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amphiton    2

It seems I was wrong when I first stated that no more Colorbox would be made  :rolleyes:

 

I am currently working on some tracks and are trying to find a label to release them on.

 

Have fun out there !

 

Hey ... By the way; you can keep up to date here: http://www.colorbox.dk

 

Kenneth Abildgaard

//Colorbox

610507[/snapback]

Looking forward!

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It seems I was wrong when I first stated that no more Colorbox would be made :rolleyes:

 

I am currently working on some tracks and are trying to find a label to release them on.

 

Have fun out there !

 

Hey ... By the way; you can keep up to date here: http://www.colorbox.dk

 

Kenneth Abildgaard

//Colorbox

I would recommend Anoebis and the Suntrip label. How sweet would the lineup of Filteria, Khetzal and ColorBox be?

 

 

Can't wait.

 

Oh, by the way congratulations on the birth of your daughter, and the album was absolute magic.

 

Mdk

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