Label: Distant Bloom
Alice Andres, Kat Andres, and Kyle Wade return as the new-age trio Azaleas to deliver a final set of searching and immersive music.
"Colorspace" finds the trio, perhaps reflecting the global zeitgeist, in a somber mood, looking heavenward through grey skies to catch a glimpse of sunlight. Melancholy synths, forlorn flute, and watery guitars rise and fall against the backdrop of distant field recordings. Their journey across shadowy fields culminates with a glorious burst of solar warmth filtering through a break in the clouds.
Sadly, the members of Azaleas are now scattered across the Midwestern plains, like blossoms strewn in the wind. Perhaps, like their namesake shrub, the band will one day bloom again after a long winter, but if this is their final flowering, it's one for the ages.