Color Spectrum

Color Spectrum

by The Dear Hunter
     
 

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A departure from the Act I-VI album cycle that the band has been working on, The Color Spectrum finds the Dear Hunter moving in a different and even more conceptual direction, writing songs influenced by the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. While the project spans nine EPs consisting of 36 total tracks, this albumSee more details below

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A departure from the Act I-VI album cycle that the band has been working on, The Color Spectrum finds the Dear Hunter moving in a different and even more conceptual direction, writing songs influenced by the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. While the project spans nine EPs consisting of 36 total tracks, this album collects just 11 of the songs, giving listeners a small taste of the massive project. Casey Crescenzo and company do an admirable job of sticking to the concept, especially given the abstract nature of the project, delivering a collection of songs that actually feel as if they represent the colors associated with them. The album opens with "Filth and Squalor (Black)," which, as one would expect, is a dark and moody track that acts as a nice contrast to the sunny and upbeat bounce of "She's Always Singing (Yellow)." The album holds up conceptually all the way to the end as it closes with two tracks from the white EP, "Home (White)" and "Fall and Flee (White)," which both have a gentle, almost reassuring benevolence to them as they build into uplifting crescendos. Despite being from different albums, the songs all work together remarkably well, giving the album the kind of natural flow that one expects from an album, never giving away the fact that the songs are all from different EPs. This kind of unity showcases the Dear Hunter's ability to really mine a concept for all it's worth, exploring an idea and discovering everything that it might have to offer before moving on to the next thing, and while it's only about a third of the total work, The Color Spectrum allows listeners the chance to stand at the edge of the water and dip their toes in before wading neck-deep into the strange world Crescenzo has created for himself.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/14/2011
Label:
Triple Crown
UPC:
0646920314720
catalogNumber:
3147
Rank:
80822

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dear Hunter   Primary Artist
Mike Watts   Vocals
Chris Freeman   Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Brendan Brown   Bass
Mike Poorman   Percussion,Drums
Casey Crescenzo   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Jessy Ribordy   Mandolin
Andy Hull   Guitar,Vocals
Jonathan Corley   Bass
Robert McDowell   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Nick Crescenzo   Percussion,Drums
Andrew Mericle   Trumpet
Chris Rosenquest   Harmonica,Vocals
Judy Crescenzo   Vocals
Rachel Jorgensen   Vocals
Levi Audette   Drums
Kyle Garcia   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
Joe Ballero   Pedal Steel Guitar
Jaron Eldon   Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Music Box
Chris Capaldi   Banjo
Cameron Thorne   Bass,Percussion,Ukulele,Vocals
Pasquale Lannelli   Saxophone
Morgan Santos   Cello
Tanner Merritt   Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Steve Haigler   Engineer,Additional Production
Mike Watts   Producer,Engineer
Chris Freeman   Additional Production
Mike Poorman   Producer,Engineer
Casey Crescenzo   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Andy Hull   Producer
Jonathan Corley   Additional Production
Robert McDowell   Engineer,Additional Production
Scott Justynowicz   Engineer
Cameron Thorne   Artwork
Max Tousseau   Engineer

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