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Monday, November 5, 2012

New Chromatics EP/Mixtape - "Running from the Sun"

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 10:14 AM

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Late last night (or early this morning), Chromatics released a collection of unreleased music from the Kill for Love sessions, including alternate versions of some album tracks and some new songs. It's 35 minutes worth of stuff—long enough for an album, but Running from the Sun is probably closer to an EP, or even a mixtape, as it is being presented as one long audio file. Here's what Chromatics producer/songwriter Johnny Jewel had to say:
Jet lagged & buzzing from Friday's show in Paris, I couldn't sleep...so I stayed up all night with Oko talking about color based dreams while blending these tracks together. Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions...Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we'd clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark...working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm...throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow. In Amsterdam right now trying to upload it from the hotel. Fingers crossed...

This is a lullaby for you...
Sweet Dreams!

Track Listing

Dreaming In Color (00:23-03:08)
Red Car (03.09-07:27)
Kill For Love (07:27-11:30)
Last Wish (11:31-15:01)
Running From The Sun (15:02-19:13)
Disintegration (19:14-22:31)
These Streets Will Never Look The Same (22:32-30:53)
Blue Moon (30:54-34:38)

Here's the music. You can either stream this, or hit that little down arrow on the right to download it.

CHROMATICS / RUNNING FROM THE SUN / FULL ALBUM by JOHNNY JEWEL

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