A 12" EP – Luminous – containing all seven new tracks will be released. As with the album, the artist Dom Theobald has supplied the original cover artwork.
“As the world collapses, it’s hard to imagine a better way to self-soothe than immersing yourself in Mixing Colours,” observed The Times (London) in its five-star review. The recording was described as “a balm for these anxious times” by the Observer (London) and by NPR as a “steadying sound in the age of social distancing, soothing and transfixing at the same time”.
Since the end of March, Mixing Colours has received over 10 million streams and inspired many music lovers to contribute to an inspiring online video project launched by Roger and Brian on www.mixing-colours.com. There have been almost 1800 submissions of quiet scenes inspired by the album and these videos have taken on a greater sense of poignancy for being filmed in a lockdown world. On 1 July, coinciding with the release of “Manganese”, the website will be updated to introduce a selection of these very special pieces.
“We were overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of films we received,” note the brothers. “There’s so much creativity and originality! One of the pleasures of looking at these pieces of work is noticing how each film draws out something different from the music it accompanies.”