Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: This is a Brazilian project driven by Hélio Peixoto joined by Australian singer Michael Aliani (Chiron, ex-Ikon). After some digital EP’s, this album is the official full length by this duo who got some assistance as guest singer from Greek femalevocalist Kriistal Ann (also involved with Paradox Obscur, Sine Silex ao) and bass player Dino Molinaro (Ikon, Chiron).
Content: Some previously EP-tracks like “Colours Of Pain” and “Darkness” are featured on this album as well. The Colours Of Silence is clearly inspired by the darkest hours of the 80s dark-wave movement. Some of the vocal parts remind me now and then of Ian Curtis. The songs have been accomplished with electronics and guitar plus bass guitar. The electronic parts inject a melodic trace while the guitar is clearly awakening the good-old 80s spirit. The last song features Anna Michailidou aka Kristall Ann while Aliani is doing the backing vocals. Notice by the way there’s one more ‘hidden’ track coming right after this duo.
+ + + : Michael Aliani once more confirms his amazing vocal skills. He injects the spirit into this album. Sound-wise the work doesn’t bring that new, but it’s a well-crafted and successful 80s inspired production. The tracklist is diverse, but especially the melodic side and carrying choruses make this album worthy of examination. I noticed great songs such as “A Light In The Dark” and “Darkness”. “Burn” is another attention grabber for its Eastern-sounding melody line. But “Dreams And Desires” featuring Kriistal Ann sounds like the cherry on the pie. This song also features a pop touch while the both vocalists sing in a passionate way. Last, but not least I also have to say a word about the cool artwork of this digipak format.
– – – : The album is maybe missing a few more highlights, but this is more than a honest debut album!
Conclusion: If you don’t yet know The Colours Of Silence, their debut album will for sure convince you. This is a promising debut featuring many noticeable songs appealing to dark/cold-wave lovers.
Best songs: “Colours Of Rain”, “A Light In The Dark”, “Darkness”, “Angels Of Desire”, “Burn,”.