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November 5th, 2012
If there’s a label out there that likes to catch their followers off guard it’s Italians Do It Better. Like virtually every release, a new Chromatics mixtape just dropped today without notice other than a blog post from producer Johnny Jewel explaining that he gave in to public demand and set free an album’s worth of unreleased gems, strung together to gorge on, like a perfect after-midnight snack. Read his message below.
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…
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)
These Streets Will Never Look The Same (22:32-30:53)
Blue Moon (30:54-34:38)