• STYLE /Dreamwave, Synthpop
  • RELEASE DATE /September 14, 2018
  • CATALOG /11TH5087
  • LABEL /11th Records
  • FORMAT /CD / Digital

RSW rating ➔

¦ 9/10 ¦
Fantastic LP

LP tracklist

Our Few Words

Brian Hazard, known as COLOR THEORY, has released his 10th album through 11th Records, marking a significant shift closer to the world of Synthwave. This new LP seamlessly combines elements of Synthpop and Dreamwave, featuring captivating vocals and enchanting melodies. The album creates an immersive, ethereal, and evocative experience, drawing listeners into its unique sonic landscape.

One of the standout features of the album is its stunning artwork, designed by the renowned artist Sam Todhunter. The visuals align perfectly with the visual language often associated with Synthwave, enhancing the overall experience. « The Majesty of Our Broken Past » consists of nine tracks, each with enthralling melodies and beautiful vocals. COLOR THEORY has masterfully found its voice by blending electronic elements with the nostalgic sounds of the 80s. The album takes listeners on an emotional journey from the first note to the last, evoking images of childhood memories, both happy and sad moments, and even iconic 80s movies.

COLOR THEORY’s venture into the world of Synthwave has proven to be a success, leaving fans eager for more. The album skillfully captures the bittersweet essence of nostalgia and leaves a lasting impression.

Gold quote

The Majesty of Our Broken Past represents his first foray fully into synthwave, a genre that is generally more ’80s-inspired than ’80s.

– Vehlinggo