Cincinnati Indie/Electro Pop Act Dark Colour Releases New Visual Album, 'Observer'

The hypnotic, synth-fueled album is also available on all major audio streaming platforms. The group's mastermind, Randall Rigdon Jr., is also behind the Oddheader gaming list videos, which have racked up millions of views on YouTube

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'Observer' screenshot
Dark Colour

Cincinnati-based Indie/Electro Pop act Dark Colour recently unveiled its latest project, and it's an A/V experience.

Observer is both a visual and audio album, released on Halloween via YouTube and most major streaming platforms. The visuals are a shadowy, neon trip, based around live performances of the songs that are spliced with glowing, glitchy graphics and edits.

Randall Rigdon Jr. is the mastermind behind Dark Colour, which has been nominated for Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in the Electronic category over the years. Currently joined in the project by bassist Jeff Dawson, Observer is throbbing SynthPop of the highest order, hypnotic, evocative, melodic and highly addictive. You'll dig it if you have M83, Empire of the Sun, Hot Chip and MGMT's Oracular Spectacular in your heavy rotation.


Rigdon Jr. produced the album and also directed the 36-minute video companion, with some cinematography help from Kevin Hackett. The video was posted on his Oddheader YouTube page, which features Rigdon Jr.'s popular gaming list videos. Over the past couple of years, Oddheader clips have racked up millions of views. Late last year, Dark Colour released Music From Oddheader Volume One, a collection of music created for the gaming videos.

Observer is available on the Dark Colour Bandcamp page, as well as through Soundcloud, Spotify and Apple Music.

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