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“Everyone has a shadow. There is no real difference between ten years ago and ten seconds ago. Your future determines your past. The flame of nostalgia is a tempting black hole to jump into, but I recognize it as a fantasy. Romance is brave. So is simplicity. Love is a call to war. Why wouldn’t you want to respect music? Dear Tommy is the most rebellious record I’ve made.” (Via Adult Swim)

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As the self-proclaimed biggest Chromatics/Johnny Jewel fan, I should’ve written about their latest release “IN FILMS” much earlier than now. But here we are. “IN FILMS” is more of the same emotive nu disco influenced pop we’ve come to expect from Chromatics over the years. As a special treat we’ve also included the synth dub of “Under Your Spell” from Johnny Jewel’s other group Desire.

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Johnny Jewel of Chromatics fame with a new mix made for us to enjoy this autumn/winter.

“It’s been a crazy couple of weeks…After Paris & Amsterdam…Chromatics flew from London to Australia for two weeks of festivals…Then Natty & I hopped on a plane from Brisbane…to Singapore…to Abu Dhabi…landing in Berlin 30 hours later in time to have breakfast with Ida…Symmetry played our first show that night opening up for Glass Candy in Berlin at Karl Lagerfeld’s book release party…Patron with Oko…then Night Flight to Quebec…Brazil in the morning…Glass Candy throws a party in Sao Paulo for Bazaar’s birthday. After looping the globe twice…We’re finally back in Montreal for one of my favorite times of year. It’s the end of Autumn, & all of the Reds, Greens, & Yellows have disintegrated into Black & White. Everything is buried by the snow…Perfect weather for locking yourself in the studio with a synthesizer & your favorite records…I put together a collage of songs that, for one reason or another…always remind me of Autumn.

Something Old.
Something New.
Something Borrowed.
Something Blue.

Enjoy the music!
xo
Johnny Jewel”

Tracklist after the jump.

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“Cherry” is the new single from Chromatics and it’s another fine piece of desolate sounding italodisco influenced greatness.