Staff Pick: Ambient Jersey trio A Film in Color ready for its close-up

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

A Film in Color’s instrumental music is well suited to its name. Songs like “A Study in Terror,” an elegant, slow-burning opus that unfolds gradually over more than eight minutes, could easily double as immersive movie scores, layering together unhurried drums, chiming guitar and gently undulating bass.

Not everything in the Jersey trio’s catalogue is quite so precious, however, and songs like the simply titled “I” and “II” off last year’s To Scale a Mountain EP swing from delicate passages to more muscular moments where reverb-laden guitars threaten to shake the rafters. Fans of Explosions in the Sky, Del Rey, Pelican and the like should find plenty to appreciate here.


10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15

115 Parsons Ave., Olde Towne East

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