Mix the percussion stylings of Blancmange , then throw in some dungeons and dragons mysticism and then top it off with a bit of Depeche Mode and you get the latest single from Color Theory, ‘Mages’. Has a other-worldly sound to it which fits perfectly with the theme and subject of the track. Also a big fan of that low bass in the chorus section. Color Theory is a Singer, Producer, Mixer and overall talented gent who is a Southern California native.
The opening is a retro/flashback to the early years of Depeche Mode and Eurthymics with it’s plucky lead synth line and synth bass. The pre-chorus into the chorus is where we hear a subtle shift to more modern electronic textures. Probably the best melody ever attached to the word Algorithm that I have ever heard. Should be a prize for that. Adrian Sieber (lead singer of Lovebugs) hails from Switzerland.
Waves of synth wash over and infused with emotion to take the listener on a journey inward. Has a vibe that most Modeselektor fans would dig. It’s that slightly detuned synth and the drifting in and out of conscious that makes this so beautiful. The percussive textures are also delicate and hard at the same time, a feat onto itself.