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Track Feature:
"Avian" by Color Theory  Color Theory
  • Label: 11th Records
  • Music by: Brian Hazard
  • Lyrics by: Brian Hazard
  • Vocals by: Brian Hazard
  • Produced by: Brian Hazard
  • Mixed by: Brian Hazard
  • Mastered by: resonance mastering
  • Audio Production Technique: In The Box
  • DAWs used:
    Ableton LiveAbleton Live
  • Plugin Brands used:
    Native InstrumentsNative Instruments
  • Synth/Controller/Sampler Brands used:
  • Most used synth model : u-he Zebra 2 u-he Zebra 2
  • Recording Date: april 2019
  • Recording Location: Resonance mastering, huntington beach, CAlifornia
Release Date: 16-08-2019

Track Popularity: NEW


"Once again Brian Hazard's 'Color Theory' delights us with one of his most recent releases, the classic synthpop driven song 'Avian', enriched with exquisite analog synth melodies and sweet vocal harmonies. Brian chooses a classic synth drums sound and rythm, that is in a way a long running music production direction in other of his tracks as Color Theory, he also incorporates small and detailed sound efx that gives the track that special 80's flavour that Brian is known for achieving. His vocals in this song are pleasant and sweet, achievieng harmonies that remind of early Depeche Mode songs, in fact, is well known that Brian has that 'Martin Gore' vocal texture. In general this recent series of singles that Brian has been producing and conceptually deal with superstitions at the lyrics level, constitute a high quality, elegant and classic delicate electronic sound and it also can be noted a modest nuanced incorporation of more recent synthwave trends; at the end, for Color Theory this comes of as natural since his overall signature style is based on 80's synthpop. Follow & listen to Color Theory specially if you enjoy fine exquisite synthpop melodies, pleasant vocals, & classic synth drum machine sounds."

Synthpop Your World Staff
by Synthpop Your World on 19-September-2019





INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
"Avian Grim Reaper, white with a black necktie." There's a superstition those outside of the UK may not have heard of: saluting magpies. Spying a lone magpie is an omen of bad luck. One must show it proper respect by saluting, lest it pass on the misfortune that follows it. This is my favorite track from the album, specifically the build-up from the third verse ("birds of a feather rise"). Surprising really — I never thought I'd write a song about a bird. Maybe my next album should be called Ornithology.


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