Electron Love Theory is ostensibly the solo project of Jeff Leisawitz, an artist whose previous musical experiences have veered away from the conventional. Indeed, his first album integrated interviews into electronic tracks whilst most of his other recorded work has centred around film, TV and soundtrack commissions as well as remixing and production duties for other acts. With that in mind, 'Colors Of The Galaxy' is a surprise because it's a relatively straightforward collection of electronic-soul songs fronted by a variety of female vocalists.
Initially Leisawitz seems to be treading water previously covered by the likes of Gramophone, L'Altra and various other bands who've suffered for producing music that was only popular around mid-to-late 1990's. Then singer Gaetana Gravallese seems to wake up from slumber to show some passion for 'Puzzle'. 'You'll Never Know' is subdued but classy and soulful enough to make the track another highlight whereas 'In Your Galaxy' is perfect pop. Katie Davis is reminiscent of early Bjork for the insiduous 'Stirring Words' whilst Cielle Kewit delivers a fine pop finale on 'Come A Little Closer'. All this would be wasted of course without Leisawitz's gift for interesting hooks that seem to get stronger as the album goes on; it's fair to say there isn't so much as an average track after a relatively bland opening couplet. Granted, Leisawitz may struggle to find an audience beyond the coffee houses but many of the songs here are memorable and emotional enough to deserve to be listened to in the foreground.