Memories of Water
Memories of Water is a paean to the Waters of Earth.Seas rivers, waterfalls, streams, Ice, steam, Rain and Rainbows.All aspects from creative to destructive.Born in the seas we can never leave the waters of our birth as we evolved from the waters of times night.We,all animal life, spend the first part of our lives in the waters of the womb,it is our first enviroment our comfort our true state.We spent more time in the waters then we have in our present state as air breathers.I wish you all well. The Colour of Time - Retro Melody Magic Emerging from rich, melodic waves of synth washes & echo laden vocals the Colour of Time's signature sound is a cerebral, mood driven mixture of styles. The audible influence of Tangerine Dream, Cabaret Voltaire & early Ultravox blurs into shadowy reminiscence of Dead Can Dance defining a sound which falls somewhere between the early output of labels such as 4AD, ON-U Sound and Waxtrax. Between 1998 & 2006 Jamie OCallaghan has embarked on a musical voyage embracing a legacy of electronic & classical influences ranging from Debussy to Kraftwerk. With a strong musical background rooted firmly in classical origins his first solo work came from a symphonic / progressive rock angle receiving accalim in the pages of dutch prog-rock magazine IO. Inspired to continue along similar lines Jamie enlisted the help of Hans Schepens and around 2001 The Colour of Time was formed in Eindhoven. An intitial 'Queen's Day' live performance was followed by their first recorded album 'Jazz, but not as we know it'. COT's next studio outing, 'Let the machine talk' maintained a progressive edge with a nod to the cold, mechanical rhythms of John Foxx. Evidence of another strong influence on COT's music is present here. Another native live appearance at the Muzenval Theatre in Eersel was followed by the third album 'Amber Skies'. Emerging idealogical differences between Hans Schepens & Jamie OCallaghan lead to a split in 2003 leaving Jamie to pursue COT as a solo project. 2004 brought the recording of 'Neon', a collection of sparse instrumental offerings edging toward the dancefloor. After returning from a solo tour of the Czech Republic COT performed electronic renditions of Debussy & Satie pieces at a charity event organised for victims of the atrocities of Beslan. Encore performances of Ultravox classics Hiroshima Mon Amour & Just For a Moment were well recieved by all in attendance. After the loss of a friend to cancer in early 2005 COT ceased production until Jamie re-established contact with an old colleague in the UK, John Curry. They collaborated to record 'Long Ago' produced in the Netherlands & the UK. Maintaining the characterisitic COT sound Long Ago has a broader oulook offering upbeat energy & thoughful moments. It also marks a return to vocal territory with compliments of sitar, violin & lusher production all round. John curry has since remained part of the COT Line up. 2006 has seen a fresh line up for COT and 2 new recordings. Neon Winds, recorded in February, is an ep awash with ambient panoramas of vintage synth & hypnotic, female vocal drones. A substantial taste of the mellower moments glimpsed in previous releases. Memories of Water, completed in August is the newest collection of compositions and alongside Neon Winds possibly COT's strongest to date. Jamie OCallaghan has recently composed 'theremin concertos with Orchestra' for the Theremin soloist Lady Sayoko of Japan. He is also recording new material for another musical project A Better Blue. The Colour of Time are: Jamie O'Callaghan: Voice, Theremin, electric violin/viola, electronics Sitar Linda Swinkel: Voice Melanie Nijs: electronics, vocoder John Curry: Guitar, electronics Tjitse Letterie: Violins Sylvia Baladron: Voice Shawn Wynne, Aural Dynamics.