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Symmetry – Themes For An Imaginary Film

Jan 15 2012

Amazing collection of tracks and perfect companion to these dark winter months from Johnny Jewel and Nat Walker and their “Symmetry – Themes For An Imaginary Film” project.

“Three years in the making, Symmetry – the project that began as a conceptual tangent between Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, & Desire’s more abstract sides – finally sees its release this month. Themes For An Imaginary Film is two hours of claustrophobic cinematic bliss compiled for Painters, Writers, Photographers, Designers, Cruisers, Night Walkers, & Dreamers. Adrenaline drips thick like syrup across a horizon where memories become blurred scenes behind the windshield & yesterday’s faces fade as the road strobes to aggressive rhythms. Romantic melodies linger in the rearview mirror as chimera bells saturate the electric fog that’s slowly rolling in.

Over the span of thirty seven tracks, Symmetry embraces the elegance of European noir cut with a lean & violent American razor. Directly in your face & breathing down your neck one minute, & escaping beyond the night sky the next. The attention given to color & detail on these recordings is more graphic than musical. More visual than aural. With no flashy virtuosity to clutter the mood, the album’s pulse thrives on the empty pockets of space left in the wake of throbbing bass & the faint flicker of electro candlelight. Minimal, strict, & always in motion, there’s an oppressive overtone throughout the record that winds itself tight as a clock. Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker (Chromatics & Desire) give us propulsive moments that are more rhythm based than Pop, & less reliant on a lyrical presence than their other projects.”

Tracklist after the jump.

01. Introduction (3:03)
02. City Of Dreams (2:33)
03. Over The Edge (5:37)
04. The Nightshift (0:51)
05. Paper Chase (3:29)
06. Outside Looking In (2:07)
07. Midnight Sun (2:29)
08. Behind The Wheel (5:29)
09. Thicker Than Blood (3:37)
10. A Sort Of Homecoming (3:33)
11. Winner Take All (3:29)
12. Death Mask (5:35)
13. Jackie’s Eyes (3:33)
14. The Fading Faces (2:15)
15. Mind Games (3:13)
16. The Maze (3:59)
17. Threshold (3:13)
18. Flashback (3:57)
19. Blood Sport (3:41)
20. Survival Instinct (2:53)
21. Hall Of Mirrors (4:11)
22. Eulogy (2:57)
23. The Messenger (3:57)
24. Love Theme (1:55)
25. Through The Gauntlet (3:41)
26. Ghost Town (4:25)
27. Cruise Control (3:24)
28. Wave Goodbye (0:63)
29. Magic Gardens (2:05)
30. An Eye For An Eye (2:03)
31. The Point Of No Return (5:55)
32. Cremation (2:53)
33. The Nightshift Reprise (1:03)
34. Memories Are Forever Part 1 (3:01)
35. Memories Are Forever Part 2 (3:11)
36. Echoes Of The Mind (1:21)
37. Streets Of Fire (4:53)

Total Driving Time 2 Hours 37 Seconds