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May 14, 2012

Alphabets, Colin Ward

“Experimental” is generally a term I try to avoid when describing electronic music – it’s about as cliche as “indie,” right? But in the case of Mile High electronic outfit Alphabets, it feels like a good fit – Colin Ward mixes glitchy noises with compelling beats and found sounds to make thoughtful, urgent music that moves you inside and out.

Alphabets was nurtured in the incredibly vital Rhinoceropolis scene – a hotbed of all things creative and DIY in DenCo music – and has emerged as a rising talent. Since 2009, Colin has populated his Bandcamp page with more than two dozen releases, through which his development as an artist can easily be traced. From his danceable beginnings to the more sophisticated cut and paste of his recent work, this is an artist in increasing command of his gifts, and we’re so glad we’re getting to know him now!

Give a listen to the JEANJETS EP below, read Colin’s Questionnaire, and then join us on Friday at Meadowlark when Alphabets kicks off the 12 Questions Anniversary Party! We can’t wait to hear what happens.

1. What is your hometown?

born in ATL, georgia, have lived in connecticut as a child and seattle as an 18 yr old but denver is my hometown

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?
3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

josh heart net

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?


5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

haruki murukami

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

arpebu-dude off 59th st.

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

umshini wam

8.  Cat person or dog person?

jaguar / leopard person AND wolf / coyote person

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

which eye is better, left or right?

10.    How do you define sin?

being a jerk to ladies

11.    How do you define virtue?


12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

its just a dope lookin tree. in a tropical but still icey place i never went when i was alive. people could throw parties there and dance on my grave

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions? crunkcoco


Alphabets on Bandcamp

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