Release Date: Aug 18, 2009
Record label: Kanine
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Two high school seniors started recording strange noises together on a 4-track and a laptop. They combined their pop melodies with experimental effects and found sounds, working on tracks in each other’s bedrooms. When they went away to separate colleges, they continued to work on the tracks, sending them back and forth to one another in various stages of progress.
Season Dreaming, the debut from Blind Man's Colour, owes everything to Animal Collective. The record would sound completely different, or perhaps not even exist, without the influence of that band. But rather than accuse Wyss and Chettri of unoriginality or diagram the album's specific reference points-- how the gurgling intro to "The Warm Currents Pull" is reminiscent of "Grass" from Feels or that the synth build of "Heavy Cloud Hustle" recalls the one from MPP's "Brother Sport"-- it seems more constructive to judge the songs on their own merit.
We probably wouldn’t be writing about Blind Man’s Colour except, well, someone over at Kanye West’s blog posted about them in February this year. The previously unknown duo of 19-year-olds from St Petersburg, Florida quickly gained the notice of the blogosphere, partly because their music fit in with the Panda Bear/Animal Collective craziness that was going on at the time. Kyle Wyss and Orhan Chettri, two college students who’d been making music together since childhood, caught on a moment—and now their previously-recorded debut LP is getting a wider release courtesy of Kanine Records.