The Germany-based Alison Records label have specialised in the promotion of shoegazing more than most and Stellarscope dutifully oblige with an album that is full to the brim with FX-saturated histrionics. Led by Tommy Lugo, 'Fingerpaint The Colour Of Sound' ticks all the relevant boxes for influences, from Lush to Ride to Slowdive. 'Face Of The Deep' is their most convincing calling card; an anthem of escalating guitars matched by an atmosphere of impending menace with Lugo's sneer providing an unshiftable threat. Also worth special mention are the pounding 'Perception Is Reality' whilst the toned-down 'Matters Of The Heart' is a welcome moment of clarity and the exemplary space rock of 'What U R' will be familiar to those who heard Enraptured's brilliant 'Bedroom Ambience 3' compilation. There are a few criticisms, however, namely when Lugo's nasally vocals threaten to drone more than the guitars and the unimaginative 'Cryogenic Sleep' and 'Something Delicious' are throwaway tracks at best. But for all shoegazing obsessives this record should keep the faithful contented.