ALBUM 11TH RELEASE:
MAY 29, 2001 REVIEW: JUNE 28, 2001
Hazard must have been involved in a lot of love tragedies, assuming he
writes his lyrics based on life experiences. Sung
in distinctive style, with a voice capable of the full spectrum and sounds
expressing lush harmony, "Life's Fairytale" is the perfect trifle.
Color Theory, aka Brian, impresses me with a more varied tempo, more electronics
and better songs altogether, than on his previous albums.
"Ponytail Girl", a song spread on the net labelled a Depeche
Mode B-side song for their latest album, begins this journey of the most
sweet sounding of synthpop records. It's one of the better ones on "Life's
Fairytale", with a smart build-up ending in a beautiful chorus.
Actually, Brian does indeed sound a little like Martin Gore here.
"Wishing I Had an Umbrella", "Everything I Thought I Had
to Be" and "Now I Know", in a Cosmicity remix, are also
great examples of this top-of-the-class American synthpop. The only track
that genuinely annoys me is the dreadful "Cheerleader", which,
with a mix of silly lyrics and a way too "merry" sound for me,
drags "Life's Fairytale" down somewhat, but it's still a solid
This means, here's another discography I have to investigate and, probably,
invest in. I'm not made of money, damnit!