The album the trio created together bears some hallmarks of past efforts — atmospheric chamber pop (the dreamy "When You Go") and haunting harmonies (any track, really) — but also ventures into uncharted indie-rock territory. In the place of tinny banjos, there are tape-delayed electric guitars; instead of a subtle, stripped-down charm, there are contagious choruses and inescapable hooks. It's loud, it's percussive and, hell, it even features a guitar solo from Rush's Alex Lifeson. Most importantly, though, the direct and unapologetic songwriting (best displayed on single "Leave Someone") is both musically and lyrically on par with, if not an improvement on, the standard set by previous albums.
With Between Colours, the Wilderness of Manitoba have proven they can craft a quality tune, regardless of whether it's best played 'round a country campfire or blasted from the back of a crowded downtown bar. (Pheromone)