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	  [20.12.2004 | POETRY OF MOTION]

The new album by 'color by numbers' (Jason Corder) aptly 
titled "The Transitions", represents an epochal evolution in 
the life of author Jason Corder from isolational observations 
translated through sound to beautiful, techni-colored day-
dreamings mingled with childlike curiosities. 

Through the two year long production span of "The Transitions", 
Jason underwent a shifting period in his music and life. 
Through this phase he embraced his roots, solidified a musical 
philosophy, and began collaborating closely with a community of 
artists and musicians.  So the album is themed around his 
personal transition into a new paradigm of production coupled 
with his move out to the California coast. 

The inspiration in transition truly stands out by the naked use 
of instruments such as bells, violins, a melodica, a Wurlitzer 
baby grand, a dulcima, an Ethiopian tamtam, and even a homemade 
percussion set - "I set up a pots-and-pans drum kit in my 
kitchen one time - hanging all the utensils from strings. It 
was like being a crazy kid again ... I guess that's the point 
anyway." Crediting 'Jason Corder & Friends' as being the 
authors of the songs displays the new non-isolate production 
environ behind "The Transitions" - "For many of the songs I 
would sit down with my guitar and start noodling out a melody 
into the mic. Then I would get other musicians to come over to 
my studio and jam along with me. I would record the whole 
session and later go back to edit away. On other songs, my 
friends and I would sit around and talk about all the ideas we 
wanted to put into a track.  Though I think I prefer the more 
chaotic method of just sitting down and feeling out a sketch 
from thin air". 

The big difference from his Off the Sky project, is the vast 
use of guitar melody married with other instrumentations.  
Jason states: "I have actually been playing guitar much longer
than producing electronic music. I used to have this fantasy 
of being a rock star guitar player when I was a kid but I 
couldn't ever figure out how to keep a band glued together; so
I practiced guitar like crazy - alone. After a while I 
completely burnt out on playing guitar by myself and started 
writing weird music via laptop which is where the dubbed out 
sound of Off The Sky began. I think a lot of that cold 
textural novelty came from too much social isolation and from 
me trying to produce strictly from within a midi realm of 1's 
and 0's. I still love to make that kind of music but I almost 
burnt out on doing that at one point.  Fortunatly I learned to 
evolve past that boxed-in, tunnel-vision state of mind which 
in turn helped me realize that by bouncing my ideas off other 
artists my musical growth would stem exponentially - and it 
has imporoved my Off the Sky sound and helped define the 
sound that is Color by Numbers.  So in the last couple years 
I got my head out of the sand, picked my acoustic guitar back 
up, and up-started a local post rock band which ended up being 
a huge catalyst to me letting my roots (guitar) come out and 
play in my songs.  It has just ended up feeling more honest to
work this way..." 

And in light of the transition from a life of isolation to 
enjoying the beauty of love and new found relationships, Jason 
feels strongly that the melodies in his songs best describe 
these personal changes. "I wrote most of my older work for 
myself and nobody else which is why those tracks, although 
laden with craftsmanship and thought, feel a tad devoid of 
some personal feeling for me. These days my life has been 
saturated with both love and day-dreaming and I think that 
has made my recent music much more honest and endearing than 
ever." And in spite of being as productive as ever in his 
musical coming of age, Jason yet plans his next epoch. "I'm 
going to score films while living out here in California; 
it’s a dream I’ve always had.  But I guess at this point the 
point for me is to ultimately have fun with writing these 
songs and see where that ends up taking me.  I'd like to 
eventually perform an ambient off the sky set streamed live 
from a high altitude airplain floating in the low gravity of 
the upper atmosphere... so I guess the sky is the limit" - 
and truly put, indeed it is!   

Jason would like to thank a few of the key musicians that 
contributed their melodies and ideas throughout the making 
of this album:

Chris Worland : guitar
Lina Tharsing : vocals
Clint Colburn : pots and pans
Andrew English : bells
Ticean Bennet : Etheopian tam tam
Matt Yerington : trumpets

:: 9 tracks :: 38min 04sec :: 53.61 MB ::

01: color by numbers - "Opus Momentus"
02: color by numbers - "A Sonnet deconstructed"
03: color by numbers - "Endless Paper Oceans"
04: color by numbers - "Hyacinth Miasma"
05: color by numbers - "Poetry of Motion"
06: color by numbers - "Simple life in C"
07: color by numbers - "Lights like Windows"
08: color by numbers - "Syncopation of Hearts"
09: color by numbers - "The Transitions"



APL001 VA - "Bauhaus"
APL002 Andrey Kirichenko - "00.00"
APL003 Danny Kreutzfeldt - "Furtherspace"
APL004 833-45 - "Solar Cycle"
APL005 Affective Disorder w/ Undacova - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
APL006 VA - "Constructions for Andrey Kirichenko"
APL007 Taavi Tulev - "Televiisor On Tuksis"
APL008 Vultrapia - "Autopianotationalismasoschism"
APL009 Dighom - "Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations"
APL010 Sable - "Dusk"
APL011 Randomajestiq - "UnclassifiEP"
APL012 Gultskra Artikler - "Gruppa Turistov"
APL013 The Moglass w/ Andrey Kirichenko
APL014 Off The Sky - "Studies of Lifeform In Transit"
APL015 Johan Wieslander - "Gas"
APL016 Fernando Lagreca - "Suave"
APL017 Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"
APL018 Tlon - "Acoustic Lazy Dolls"
APL019 Gultskra Artikler - "Gololed"
APL020 VA - "Many Things Worth Living For"
APL021 Konrad Bayer - "Shall We Go To The Park?"
APL022 Normal Music - "Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal"
APL023 Marsen Jules - "Yara"
APL024 Konrad Bayer - "Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain)"
APL025 Kenneth Kirschner - "May 3, 1997"
APL026 Arrial - "this is my beauty, show me yours"
APL027 color by numbers - "The Transitions"




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