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Surprise, surprise — Chromatics‘ Johnny Jewel just dropped off a nice gem last night in the form of unreleased material from the band’s Kill For Love sessions. Running From the Sun showcases eight never-before-heard tracks from the electronic collective as we guess this is what happens when musical mavens can’t seem to fall asleep. Regardless, we thank you, Johnny. See what the multi-instrumentalist had to say regarding the work below and then also find the coinciding tracklist underneath. Enjoy.
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…
01 Dreaming in Color (00:23-03:08)
02 Red Car (03.09-07:27)
03 Kill for Love (07:27-11:30)
04 Last Wish (11:31-15:01)
05 Running From the Sun (15:02-19:13)
06 Disintegration (19:14-22:31)
07 These Streets Will Never Look the Same (22:32-30:53)
08 Blue Moon (30:54-34:38)