Gather around the glitterball, folks: disturbed disco outfit Chromatics have released a surprise mixtape stuffed with unheard material.
As Exclaim report, the band dropped the 35 minute Running From The Sun tape via chief Chromatic Johnny Jewel’s Soundcloud page. The collection contains an assortment of unreleased material from the sessions for this year’s charming Kill For Love LP, and features music recorded between late 2009 and the tail end of last year.
The tape came with a short blurb from Jewel:
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…
Earlier this year, Chromatics also released a free version of Kill For Love with all the drum tracks removed. Jewel’s been a generous Soundcloud user throughout the year, releasing a remastered version of his vintage 2007 Italians Do It Better primer After Dark, and the occasional killer mix to boot.