Colour Haze: In Her Garden CD
In part, it's a question of scale. The 12th studio album from Munich-based trio Colour Haze, titled In Her Garden and featuring an array of tracks named for plant-life including "Black Lilly," "Magnolia," "Arbores," "Lotus," "Lavatera," and so on, lands less than three full years after its predecessor, 2014s To the Highest Gods We Know - they also had the live album, Live Vol. 1 - Europa Tournee 2015 , out in 2016 - but in its sound and scope, it might have more in common in terms of presentation with the record before that, 2012s She Said. Like that offering, In Her Garden is a sprawling, 2LP affair - its 72 minutes fit on one CD, however, which She Said didnt - rife with progressive forward steps on the part of the self-recording three-piece guitarist/vocalist Stefan Koglek, bassist Philipp Rasthofer and drummer Manfred Merwald, who work with Jan Faszbender on modular synth, Rhodes, Hammond and, on the 63-second interlude "sdg I" and the nine-minute "Labyrinthe," an arrangement of bass-clarinet, trombone and tuba.