We’re headed to Île de France today, which is a region in North Central France and surrounds the Paris area. The reason for our visit is to check out The Tyromancers and their new album, Colors Through the Void, which will be released on November 25th, 2022.
About Colors Through the Void
The Tyromancers pull influences from the 60s/70s, progressive, surf, and more to create their signature blend of psych music. The high energy of these four tracks is infectious, with the bass guitar supplying a good portion of the energy that pervades these songs, which, as an ex-bassist myself, is one of the highlights of this album for me. The first song, “Behold! The Tyromancers,” is a perfect example of what I mean.
The song is fairly quick, thanks to its bass and drum-driven aspects, but don’t think for even a second that the guitars aren’t matching that intensity with an equally fleet-fingered approach. There is so much movement between them, and the energy doesn’t let up much because of it, but the bass steals the show; it’s just incredible playing from start to finish.
“Gilded Run” carries on with the same approach, which was fine with me. I tend to hear some jazz influences in the drumming, chaotic yet held together expertly. I think this and “Behold! The Tyromancers” are the two best tracks.
Next is “The Golden Wheel,” which begins with some funky fast guitar that turns psychedelic when the bass and drums enter. As with the first two songs, the bass playing is out of this world in terms of musicianship, and this is the first one where the surf influences are undeniable. It perfectly fits in with the other three tracks, too.
Lastly, “Through the Void?” closes out the album nicely. The first sounds we hear are distorted notes that have more in common with doom/stoner than psych music, but they create an excellent atmosphere to start things off. Since this is a fifteen-minute song, this intro section goes on for a solid three minutes before turning into a feeling more akin to the first song, yet still rides that line that the intro did, but with more energy. As the song moves on, we get several changes, each of which will captivate listeners.
The incredible talents of these three musicians are laid bare for all to see by the end of this record. Each instrument has been utilized to its highest potential, creating one of the coolest albums you will hear this November. I cannot stress enough how incredible the bass is, but the drumming and guitar playing is equally impressive. So don’t just take my word for it; head to wherever you find great tunes and check this out for yourselves. Enjoy!
This review was written by Tom Hanno, who has been writing reviews for the last 7 years but has been sharing his love of music for the majority of his life. Originally starting out at the now defunct Chimera Magazine, he is currently contributing to Doomed and Stoned, The Sleeping Shaman, The Doom Charts, Tom’s Reviews, and The Third Eye. Read more of Tom’s reviews by checking out his Linktree.