Instrumental progressive metal duo from Montreal, The Last Colour, released their debut album “Beautiful Apocalypse” in February. The release, full of twists and hooks, provides an interesting experience for everyone who enjoys instrumental and prog metal combined. We talked with the band about their work.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how’s life?
It’s going very well! We’re happy with our first album, which by the way is completely self-produced. We’ve had great feedback from the public since the launch on February 29, 2016.
Speaking of new music, you have an album. What can people expect from “Beautiful Apocalypse”?
People can expect some instrumental progressive metal that moves! Our music incorporates various styles of rhythmic complexity, polyrhythm, but also trippy melodies that are easy to listen to. We each have a varied musical background so it will certainly show in our music.
What was it like working on the album?
It was a great experience to produce this album. It’s been a while that we wanted to create music pieces in this genre, so as soon as we had the opportunity, we jumped on it. It’s a self-produced album, so we had the freedom to go at the pace that suited us. We started by doing some jams that we recorded and we kept the best moments or interesting riffs. Later, we worked each on our side to develop some ideas and make arrangements for different parts. Finally we did a quick pre-prod to remember our ideas until the final versions were ready to be recorded.
Are there any touring plans in support to “Beautiful Apocalypse”?
Not at the moment, but it’s in the planning. We work hard to promote our album to have it discovered by the rest of the planet. Thereafter, if the opportunity arises we will play wherever possible.
While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
Anywhere in the world where people want to get their eardrums banged! 😀
Who and what inspires you the most?
There are a lot of people or things that inspire us. We admire the rebels, those who do not follow the movements but are exploring their own way. We love the intensity and excess but we also like when the job is well done; we are probably perfectionists, like many musicians.
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
Jazz music as a whole, old and modern. It is certain that the influence is there and we can hear it in our rhythm and in certain melodic phrases. There is no attempt to hide these influences; on the contrary it is used as inspiration. The orchestral music is part of our influences too. We can probably recognize typical harmonic progressions from this kind of music.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?
We hope you’ll like our music and that you will come to see us when we’ll be in your area. Also, give us your feedback on our Facebook page and share the world.