By Arion Berger
Updated November 27, 1992 at 05:00 AM EST

The songs on Down Colorful Hill, the British group’s debut album, are so tranquilized they sound like Gregorian chants for unbelievers. Red House Painters’ spare, suicidal pop single-handedly revives the romance of youthful ennui with mournful lyrics and lulling, trancelike melodies. B-