Hey Colossus ‎– In Black And Gold

Rocket Recordings ‎– LAUNCH077
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Tony Mountford Features On Hold On
Leon Marks Features On Lagos Atom And Sisters And Brothers

The circular sticker at top left of the front cover and barcode sticker on the rear are applied to the outside of the shrink wrap and may be missing from secondhand copies which later appear on the market

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  • Barcode: 5055300383686
  • Matrix / Runout: AB2732 BREED-MEDIA.CO.UK

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LAUNCH077 Hey Colossus In Black And Gold(LP, Album) Rocket Recordings LAUNCH077 UK 2015 Sell This Version
cac068 Hey Colossus In Black And Gold(Cass) Cactus Records (4) cac068 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
Launch 077 Hey Colossus In Black And Gold(LP, Album, Ltd, Gol) Rocket Recordings Launch 077 UK 2015 Sell This Version
Launch 077 Hey Colossus In Black And Gold(8xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Rocket Recordings Launch 077 UK 2015



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November 24, 2015
edited over 2 years ago

“Passengers are kindly requested to be seated, fasten the seat belts and get ready for takeoff”. Hold On, opening track of the seventh Hey Colossus album, warns us that the journey is nearing its start. Indeed take off delays its coming and we remain suspended in a strange psychedelic bubble, among ambient drops, vocal reverbs and cosmic throbbing. The effect - induced by enveloping rhythmic in slow motion - is estranging. We are bounced by the dub gait of the songs, and then swaddled by flexuous space rock riffs (like listening to Phase V by 35007 remixed by Justin Broadrick, after he has smoked marijuana). First album under Rocket Recordings for the Londoner band owns 40 years old kraut rock spirit, but it is firmly anchored to modernity - if not even projected to the future! Suffused and vaporous (Sisters and Brothers), it is at the same time an earthly album (think of Black and Gold, with a dark crooner voice), and sturdy (the beautiful Sinking, Feeling - ending jewel with a taste of doom and slowcore) that has its strength in tension control. In Black and Gold tension never explodes, neither it takes off to the deepest space, but with its constant cosmos contemplation it is an extraordinarily fascinating psychedelic album.