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Chroma Key — Colorblind
Album: Dead Air For Radios
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
on a beach twenty yards from the roadside
back again 6 AM far from sleep
must be 290 blue on the water
it's gray to me 3 CV is all I see

green can only hold you in the garden
too much red will go right to your head
but if it's all the same to you
give me back my blue
other colors fade anyway

i'm colorblind three way tragedy
pantone memory grayscale eyes
maybe i'm paranoid yeah that's my problem
you almost have to be when you look like me

stopped in the shade of a road sign
when the sun rose like a bomb
tried to read the simple writing
but the letters came out wrong
it's all white lines to me
but things are getting clearer
i can almost read the writing in the mirror

i'm colorblind three way tragedy
pantone memory grayscale eyes
maybe i'm paranoid yeah that's my problem
you almost have to be when you look like me

green can only hold you in the garden
too much red will go right to your head
but if it's all the same to you
give me back my blue
other colors fade anyway

i'm colorblind freeway tragedy
pantone memory x-ray eyes
where'd all the color go on my radio?
you almost have to be a satellite to see.
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 Highlowsel wrote:
I suggest you contemplate the picture while listening to this tune:




Because there it is folk, and it's true what they say; a picture is worth more than a thousand billion words and theories.  The Event Horizon of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.  It's also the proof of the brilliance of the species, that Einstein predicted this almost 100 years before we saw it.  When we are not monkey back-biting and trying to kill each other we're actually a fairly smart species ain't we?  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Beautiful pic & sentiment.  However, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity was presented at the Prussian Academy in November 1915.  That month, the war widens in the Balkans and in Mesopotamia.  The Fourth Battle of the Isonzo campaign begins.  The disastrous Gallipoli campaign is under way.  Suvla and ANZAC bay will be evacuated in December.  We were pretty smart and killing each other just the same.
Buen Rock Progresivo. Demasiado comercial, no obstante. Los ritmos, la voz, los arreglos muy buenos. La composición casi tanto. Muy parecido a RPWL
Some Christmas cheer for you!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
I thought initially this was Porcupine Trees, what a very cool song and a band I have to check out !
Fun fact: 290 blue and 3CV are Pantone colors. Pantone 290 is a light blue / sky blue, while Pantone 3Cv is known as Cool Gray 3.
 ace-marc wrote:


Sort of garbage meets trash.
 
Your taste or your appearance?

Sounds Like NIN
 MM_Prague wrote:
Sort of Gary Numan meets Peter Gabriel-ish.
 

Sort of garbage meets trash.
I like it!
nicely said

 
Highlowsel wrote:
I suggest you contemplate the picture while listening to this tune:




Because there it is folk, and it's true what they say; a picture is worth more than a thousand billion words and theories.  The Event Horizon of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.  It's also the proof of the brilliance of the species, that Einstein predicted this almost 100 years before we saw it.  When we are not monkey back-biting and trying to kill each other we're actually a fairly smart species ain't we?  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Let's play 3 degrees of Steven Wilson!

Prior song was Porcupine Tree (with SW of course), and Chroma Key is Kevin Moore, who is also in OSI, which Steven Wilson has guest appeared and co-wrote the song Shut Down.

Or, Steven Wilson was in PT with Gavin Harrison, and Gavin Harrison was the drummer for OSI's last 2 albums.
Gotta guess he worked in print/prepress/graphic design with this one. Really like this and his other work, beginning with DT.
New to this sound, but love it, & appreciate the personnel background comments.  Super interesting, evocative track.  Thanks RP!
Recorded 21 years ago. Portents of things to come...prog band-wise that is.
 Highlowsel wrote:
I suggest you contemplate the picture while listening to this tune:




Because there it is folk, and it's true what they say; a picture is worth more than a thousand billion words and theories.  The Event Horizon of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.  It's also the proof of the brilliance of the species, that Einstein predicted this almost 100 years before we saw it.  When we are not monkey back-biting and trying to kill each other we're actually a fairly smart species ain't we?  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 
Actually, the imaged black hole is not at the centre of our galaxy, but rather at the centre of M87, a supergiant elliptical galaxy in the constellation Virgo . You're only off by 57 million light years or so... :-D
 Highlowsel wrote:
I suggest you contemplate the picture while listening to this tune:





 
This is what I see when I wake up hungover and look at a Crispy Cream Doughnut.
And I don’t think Steve Wilson would complain as he contributed to a song recorded by Kevin Moore’s other band OSI.
I really like all of Kevin Moore’s work as Chroma Key and especially with OSI. I wish he would record more.
I suggest you contemplate the picture while listening to this tune:




Because there it is folk, and it's true what they say; a picture is worth more than a thousand billion words and theories.  The Event Horizon of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.  It's also the proof of the brilliance of the species, that Einstein predicted this almost 100 years before we saw it.  When we are not monkey back-biting and trying to kill each other we're actually a fairly smart species ain't we?  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey guys, Porcupine Tree, Younger Brother, and War on Drugs...want their sound back.
25demayo wrote:
This song dates back to 1998. War on Drugs formed in 2005 and Younger Brother in 2003. It might be that Chroma Key would like their sound back..  
 Plus this sounds absolutely nothing like War On Drugs, for one thing the drumbeat in this tune is different than the drumbeat WOD uses in all of their songs.
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey guys,

Porcupine Tree, Younger Brother, and War on Drugs...want their sound back.  
 
This song dates back to 1998. War on Drugs formed in 2005 and Younger Brother in 2003. It might be that Chroma Key would like their sound back..  
>Porcupine Tree, Younger Brother, and War on Drugs...want their sound back. 

Ah, good old baroque hard rock.  Pink Floyd would probably lodge a complaint on all of them.
Hey guys,

Porcupine Tree, Younger Brother, and War on Drugs...want their sound back.  
Sort of Gary Numan meets Peter Gabriel-ish.
 Ghiaap wrote:
sound of keyboard/piano reminds me of The Comsat Angels, 35 years back, nice!

 
Sounds like Peter Gabriel collaborated with Thievery Corporation.  Not bad.
 Highlowsel wrote:
This one keeps growing on me.  Not sure why....but it's getting better on repeat listens.  Either that or I'm....sonically challenged?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 
In my opinion, yes. This one does need repeated listening. Took me a while but I love that album a lot now.
sound of keyboard/piano reminds me of The Comsat Angels, 35 years back, nice!
This one keeps growing on me.  Not sure why....but it's getting better on repeat listens.  Either that or I'm....sonically challenged?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 Relayer wrote:

This is a single guy, Kevin Moore, and he has released 3 albums under this Chroma Key name.  He is very well known as a founding member/songwriter of Dream Theater,and half of the amazing prog rock super group Office of Strategic Influence (4 awesome albums). The last album was OSI's 2012 Fire Make Thunder.  OSI only releases an album every 4 years or so, and that means hopefully we'll get a new OSI album in the coming year.

 
Thanks Relayer for posts like this.  Gives me new material to explore.

Emancipator, early space rock Porcupine Tree, Chroma Key.......   what a set!   
gorgeous!
 Imkirok wrote:
Excellent transition from Porcupine Tree, Bill!

 
yep, did it again tonight
Nice..good drums
Excellent transition from Porcupine Tree, Bill!
 moodfood wrote:
how long were these guys around and what happened to them?  Quite Likeable

 
This is a single guy, Kevin Moore, and he has released 3 albums under this Chroma Key name.  He is very well known as a founding member/songwriter of Dream Theater,and half of the amazing prog rock super group Office of Strategic Influence (4 awesome albums). The last album was OSI's 2012 Fire Make Thunder.  OSI only releases an album every 4 years or so, and that means hopefully we'll get a new OSI album in the coming year.
{#Flamed}hot drummer
This is why I love RP...
Not bad. Slight resemblance with my heroes The Comsat Angels from Sheffield.
how long were these guys around and what happened to them?  Quite Likeable
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Awesome transition from Porcupine Tree's "Cloud Zero"!  Seamless...perfect.
 
And there it is again. One of the best transitions I have ever heard, even on this fantastic radio channel.
 NeuroGeek wrote:
This is pretty awesome...more, please!

  Ditto {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam}{#Boohoo}{#Drummer} to the above 


I think we can apply the Kevin Bacon game to Steve Wilson and RP song lists.  In this case, Steve Wilson guest appeared on OSI's debut album for the song "Shut Down", and Chroma Key is Kevin Moore, half of OSI. 

I really like his Chroma Key work, but remain a HUGE fan of his OSI project.  If you are a fan of Porcupine Tree and Chroma Key, this group should be on your list (as well as Anathema).
This is pretty awesome...more, please!
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Awesome transition from Porcupine Tree's "Cloud Zero"!  Seamless...perfect.
 
Seconded. An excellent segue from one excellent song to another. The art of the DJ lives on :)
Very nice atmosphere!
this is quite yummy!
Great song and sound. Holds up to repeated listening over the years.
sweet transitional vibe mr bill..this tune rocketh..
 Frater_Kork wrote:
I quite like this, the keyboard part sounds very similar to something that Kruder & Dorfmeister did a while ago, can't remember the track though.
 
Maybe the Rockers HiFi track "Going Under" off of K+D Sessions?  a little bit

...hah!..i was just listening to OSI's shutdown on my way into work this morning:  porcupine tree + chroma key...
Industrial strength music...love it!
This one just keeps getting better every time I hear it.
It's okkk, reminds me of the flashbulb.
I quite like this, the keyboard part sounds very similar to something that Kruder & Dorfmeister did a while ago, can't remember the track though.
 neckbone wrote:
If anyone's interested, I heard Kevin Moore is working on a third OSI record. On drums this time...Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. Woo-hoo!
 
Interesting segue then, as Cloud Zero is pre-Gavin Porcupine Tree (PT-Cloud Zero/Chroma Key-Colorblind).

 neckbone wrote:
If anyone's interested, I heard Kevin Moore is working on a third OSI record. On drums this time...Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. Woo-hoo!
 

...blood is really impressive, probably OSI's best effort yet...
 ChicoCyclist wrote:
Awesome transition from Porcupine Tree's "Cloud Zero"!  Seamless...perfect.
 
Indeed!

Awesome transition from Porcupine Tree's "Cloud Zero"!  Seamless...perfect.

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From the wiki page:

Despite frequent characterisations of "progressive rock", the music has little in common with it stylistically, and is especially different from Moore's work with Dream Theater, with the exception of "Space-Dye Vest" from their Awake album.

So what is it, techno, psychedelic dance?



interesting
trippy............the subject of this song is timely for me just now, I'm painting.

I love the tune "Graveyard Mtn Home" also
There's something about the production on this tune that is just superb. Dark and swirling. Perfect blend of voice and music.

If anyone's interested, I heard Kevin Moore is working on a third OSI record. On drums this time...Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. Woo-hoo!
Cool!

 auburntigerrich wrote:
Excellent segue from PT!

Good tune

 
...kevin moore and steven wilson do a track together on the first OSI album...

auburntigerrich wrote:
Excellent segue from PT!

Good tune


same segue again ? Good songs though ...


Excellent segue from PT!

Good tune

This sounds like Dave Navarro's solo efforts.
H e y t h i s s t u f f i s s p a c i n g m e o u t
Great tuneage Bill!!
Al_Koholic wrote:
Nice seq from PT Cloud Zero. Hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Great job Bill!
Very sweet indeed! Bill is a master.
Nice seq from PT Cloud Zero. Hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. Great job Bill!
OmegaConcern wrote:
For arnyone who's interested, ChromaKey is the project of former Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore. He's recently been seen playing with Fates Warning (if I remember correctly) and some of the DT guys on solo projects. If you're into Porcupine Tree, you might like Dream Theater - they're a little heavier than PT, though. This is the first thing I've heard in years from Chromakey- sounds kinda cool...
... And here is some further information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_Key :drummer: Great! RP's on prog at the moment!
lyrics are _great_ IMO (see Sobient below) I never would have gotten past the tune to listen to them (as in the tune didn't really get my attention).
Back in 2002ish when I was just starting to get into Porcupine Tree, I heard this song on RP, and I was really impressed. Then a friend gave me his OSI CD to listen to....imagine my surprise to find out half of OSI is this guy, and that Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson guest appears on the OSI CD. Cool how I discovered all these bands separately, but came to find that they are all related. Thanks RP!
biggeorge wrote:
sounds a little like OSI
Sounds to me like one part Porcupine Tree, two parts Soul Coughing, and a hint of old time Genesis with Peter. I dig it. :-) -Timo
sounds a little like OSI
I missed this song this time. I had the Comsat Angels on vinyl,(Fiction, Sleep No More) Can you upload something? amv wrote:
does this remind anyone else out there of the Comsat Angels?
This is really good. . . I'm gonna have to check this band out.
squidish wrote:
If Trent Reznor and Curt Cobain had a baby...
...it'd be one ugly, messed up, dark-minded freak of nature. The PT/Chroma Key combo definitely works here. Quite likeable tune.
If Trent Reznor and Curt Cobain had a baby...
Great transition from PT. And for all you Porcupine fans, I highly recommend this album.
This song is really inside my head now. Can anyone say whether the CD has any others as good as this?
Nice fat synths.
ho hum
Umm, no. :razz:
k44 wrote:
sort of reminds me of porcupine tree....only not as good....
Exactly.
I'm at work with the headphones on and I look over to see who this is and notice the name "Chroma Key". Well DANG if I'm not adjusting the chroma key on my desktop composite at that very minute! COSMIC..........
hah, I had already commented this. :P Still a good song.
oh we are experimental today...
This is genious. Also listen to "Even the waves" it's about the mysterious numbers people listening to radiobands and static noise sometimes hear. For those of you who watch the series LOST on ABC (or whatever channel in your country. In norway it's TVNorge): The song "Even the Waves" tells ALOT of season 1 of Lost. Here's the lyrics (be suprised!) Also, the album (1998) is called "Dead Air For Radios": " Me & judas lost at sea Under electric twilight fading I look at him he sees through me 40 days and we're still waiting I'm not tired but i think i'll lay back anyway I'm not welcome but i think i'll stay Me & jonas lost at sea Deep inside a dream we're trailing Heard him whisper wait for me Sun goes down and we're still sailing I'm not nervous but i think i'll lay back anyway I'm not helpless but i think i'll stay And even the waves won't carry me away Keep heading west that's the best May be lost but i'm not crazy Stay where you are not too far Keep it up you're doing fine Well i thought i was fine Me & joseph lost at sea Under rain and slowly waking He looks around and smiles at me 41 and we're still waiting I'm not tired but i think i'll lay back anyway I'm not hopeless but i think i'll stay And even the waves won't carry me away" This song? 9/10 no doubt.
reminds me of Orgy
chathambing wrote:
He's Peter Gabriel and Ozzy's love child. Sounds like a mix of those two.
Dead on, Chathambing. I keep waiting for the guy to break into "Digging in the Dirt."
JBC1975 wrote:
Is it just me or does this guy's voice sound like Ozzy Osbourne on depressants?
He's Peter Gabriel and Ozzy's love child. Sounds like a mix of those two.
sort of reminds me of porcupine tree....only not as good....
pretty dern eclectic I gotta tell ya.....yep :nodhead: :sunny.gif:
Moody, interesting, nicely put together. Love it.
Is that like when your kid gets collic-y(?) Chroma key? What , do you cough up flakes of bumper?
I like the world-weary vocals and the music, but what the hell is he talking about? Various wavelengths of light? Must be metaphor for something, right?
does this remind anyone else out there of the Comsat Angels?
I generally don't like music like this but this particular piece is catchy...I think it's the piano
well... it's definitely better than Dream Theater.
For arnyone who's interested, ChromaKey is the project of former Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore. He's recently been seen playing with Fates Warning (if I remember correctly) and some of the DT guys on solo projects. If you're into Porcupine Tree, you might like Dream Theater - they're a little heavier than PT, though. This is the first thing I've heard in years from Chromakey- sounds kinda cool...
Is it just me or does this guy's voice sound like Ozzy Osbourne on depressants?
80\'s \"nine inch filter\"
Pardon me while my 80\'s flashback subsides...wonder if they\'ve ever heard of the Cure? :lol: Fair song, rotten mp3, though. :wave:
Originally Posted by zaknafein: Nice, but the quality of the MP3 is not good. There are blips and skips all over the place.
Yikes. I'm on it. -bg
Nice, but the quality of the MP3 is not good. There are blips and skips all over the place.
Parts of this song kinda remind me of light Ween. I love Ween.....eight for you Chroma Key!!! :cool: :cool: ;)