Cathedrals of Color

March 12, 2013 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Courrier
  • Copyright: 2013 Courrier
  • Total Length: 1:11:35
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  • ASIN: B00C0YTPJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,747 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Trot Aceman on March 20, 2014
Format: MP3 Music
Courrier is a band that clearly has a lot of talent, and their first offering, Cathedrals of Color, demonstrates two things pretty quickly: they have a 'sound' but they also have depth. There are very few artists that can create picturesque textures with their music and lyrics; Courrier accomplishes this on almost every song, and not just with the same chord progressions or the same beat as many bands tend to. Courrier is clearly not just about riff-rock, either - finding one 3 second loop that works for each song and playing it to death. While there is repetition in their songs, they are much more about creating a work, and their sound and style is reminiscent of artists like earlier U2, while still clearly being their own. This is definitely on the softer side of rock, but it's great music to put on and listen to after a long day, when driving around, or anywhere one just wants to be mellow and listen to some great music.

It's easy to hear Courrier's depth. They can accomplish a peaceful, slow sound like in "A Light In The Tunnel", which highlights their ability to do more than just play music. The lyrics, the harmonizations, and the instrumentation all work to create a powerful experience as the song builds. "Hospital World" also accomplishes the slow build, again with some great guitar textures and harmonizations. By contrast, songs like "Cathedrals of Color" and "Your Eyes Shine in the Darkness" are lighter, bouncier songs that really work. It isn't just about the music, either, the lyrics have something to add, like in "Stained Glass Window," which intones "Every eye is a window pane." And then there's "Walls," which just continues to build and build, in a way that sounds similar to the other tracks and yet very different at the same time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lowcalspam on March 25, 2013
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So, I happened to come across this band out of nowhere. Can't even recall where from. Being said, they are a GREAT band. Definitely check out the album.
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By mandz27 on February 15, 2014
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Awesome cd easy to download I would recommend it to others. I enjoy listening to it its great. Awesome price.
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Been attending live performances, and collecting new bands since the '60's. There are always vibrant new groups making their way into the music scene and this is a 2010's one that deserves a listen. They remind me at times of a young U2. Resonating music and poetic lyrics. They have some potential.

Came across the video for "City At Night" by accident on YouTube and was intrigued enough out search out more songs. Liked several well enough to buy Cathedrals of Color. City At Night, Love is a Fire and Walls are all strong stand-alone numbers. While I like that the album has a theme, and the story-like flow of the songs, the word "Home" is repeated a tad too often. The lead singers voice is nicely plaintive, and the 4 members harmonizing is awesome. It would be a touch better on few numbers if he sustained the high notes longer.

My biggest criticism is Identity. Courrier bills themselves as Alternative but is obviously handled by a Christian Rock promoter, and indeed Cathedrals Of Color contains numerous religious references. Individually many songs could be ambiguous, but taken together definitely spell Christian. There is also one number that is pure Nashville (like hearing dissonance from an orchestra to a rock fan!). Personally, I like their sound so much I hope they do pursue a more eclectic vision. In any case though, Courrier should a choose a genre and stick with it. U2 lightly sprinkled their albums with dashes of spirituality, but was never heavy handed about it. Fans like to know what they are getting.
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