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not saying that the album is mindblowing or anything but it's a pretty good listen if you like the more ambient side of chromatics or if you dig the instrumental glass candy trax

psychgawsple, Saturday, 3 March 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a pretty good listen if you like the more ambient side of chromatics or if you dig the instrumental glass candy trax

Not as much as the more pop side of Chromatics or the vocal Glass Candy trax, so I really don't have much to say about it. It's cool for chillin out.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 3 March 2012 01:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like the symmetry album but i haven't got anything interesting to say about it sorry

jabba hands, Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

whatever happened to Twisted Wires? saw them open for Glass Candy and thought they were pretty good, and liked that one single they released ... then they disappeared off the face of the earth, apparently.

Spectrum, Sunday, 4 March 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Symmetry is nice stuff. New Chromatics vid but still no release date for ''Kill for Love".

LaMonte, Monday, 5 March 2012 03:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good track. (But I wonder though whether I'll be able to shake 'Drive' from this aesthetic now).

MikoMcha, Monday, 5 March 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think this may be my favourite Chromatics track.

daavid, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 07:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

These have all been in high rotation for me, especially Lady. I have a feeling this is going to be one of the few albums I'm in the record store for on release day.

Popture, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 09:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

...and yet another new single (it's really beautiful):

Walter Galt, Monday, 12 March 2012 10:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is great

flagp∞st (dayo), Monday, 12 March 2012 13:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, quite looking forward to this record now.

MikoMcha, Monday, 12 March 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Chromatics album supposedly on iTunes now, but I don't see it.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Monday, 26 March 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

about to listen to this.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kill-for-love/id514145032

fffv, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

There it is!

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Damn that's a long album.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 02:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

vocals on "Kill for Love' have been...processed (don't know the technical term) versus the single version. I prefer it!

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Lady," holy crap. And yeah, how many of these count as "bonus tracks"? 93 mins is a bit much.

Simon H., Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

listening to it now. Up to track 10 and so far I'm iffy on the longer tracks but the shorter ones have been pretty bloody great. Don't know why they felt the need for the excessive double-album thing.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 07:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Johnny Jewel has now released three and a half hours of music this year. An hour of which would be a shoe in for end of year lists.

I'm loving the new Chromatics but I hope the physical release is a little more judiciously edited and broadly appealing. They might get away with it though, as the first six tracks are all killer.

Popture, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 11:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love the tunes where it just fades off into oblivion (tick of the clock, broken mirrors, no escape)

grimes - (the elder scrolls iv:) oblivion (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I listened to this last night while I was going to sleep and thought it was really clumsily sequenced. Just now realized I had my Winamp on shuffle. Listening to it in the intended order now, it makes a lot more sense.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmm, $12 postpaid for the 16-track cd or nearly $17 for the 17 track itunes version.. probably neither for this sort of bullshit

dieter bummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

$12 pp is a pretty good deal for a cd, no?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's not bad, but it seems like a stooge to be missing out on the bonus track, but a bigger stooge to pay $5 more for a download just to get it.

is it worthwhile getting the bonus track?

dieter bummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 02:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i;m seeing $9.99 on itunes for the 17 track version..

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yah, I paid 9.99 last night.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

congratulations on not being australian i guess

if someone wants to buy it for me and zip it up i'll paypal you $11

dieter bummer (electricsound), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm excited to hear this, will there be a vinyl release?

JacobSanders, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

According to their fb-page, yes, there will be a vinyl release soon. Just hope shipping overseas won't be too much...

willem, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 08:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

£7.99 on itunes uk iirc

it is looong

caek, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 09:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Italians Do It Better said...

THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE VINYL. DOUBLE LP FORMAT WITH A SILVER FOIL STAMPED BACK COVER...LYRIC INSERT...ON ICY IVORY VINYL..AND YES...THERE WILL BE MP3 CODES INSIDE. WE WON'T SPECULATE ABOUT THE ARRIVAL DATE BECAUSE THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY FACTORS OUT OF OUR CONTROL...BUT IT'S COMING. IN THE MEANTIME...WE REPRESSED OUR OUT OF PRINT CDS AND "KILL FOR LOVE" CDS WILL BE IN THE STORE AT SOME POINT LATER TODAY. ALL VINYL LPS ARE ON REPRESS FOR COLORED VINYL TOO. WE LET THE ENTIRE STORE GO OUT OF PRINT TO COORDINATE OUR MOVE TO LOS ANGELES. XO

diamonddave85, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know its lame but I really want some IDIB t-shirts

dayo, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have two, so i am double lame

caek, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm kind of blown away by this... what are others' thoughts?

"I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think on first listen it was tough to get past how good the first 5/6 tracks are. I listened to it again all the way through, and while I still think it's long I'm loving it.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

so how do i get the double t-shirt

desk calendar white out (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/chromatics-kill-for-love-album

Full album stream fyi

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 March 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is great so far. Up to Candy, could be the best thing I've heard on IDIB besides After Dark.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 29 March 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

This record is my favorite thing right now.

MikoMcha, Friday, 30 March 2012 08:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

this could blow up pretty big if everyone who swooned over that kavinksy track gets into it

pagan diskow (Crackle Box), Friday, 30 March 2012 12:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

whole shebangs available to stream

http://soundcloud.com/johnnyjewel/chromatics-kill-for-love-album

straightola, Friday, 30 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

just finished this, definitely too much to take in on one listen but its phenomenal. The last track is surprisingly like tim hecker/fennesz find of ambient thing

straightola, Friday, 30 March 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

really feelin this tbh fyi

johnny crunch, Sunday, 1 April 2012 01:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is the best thing I've heard all year.

"I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

has pitchdork weighed in on this one yet?

diamonddave85, Monday, 2 April 2012 23:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHO CARES

"I know its hard to hear but I'm a Realest." (rennavate), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

my my hey hey

diamonddave85, Monday, 2 April 2012 23:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

bnm is here to stay

diamonddave85, Monday, 2 April 2012 23:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

considering they loved the overblown, often tedious M83 double album, they're gonna hate this for being too long and unfocussed.

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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