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CD released: Sep 28, 2012

Tracklisting:
1. Into The Black
2. Kill For Love
3. Back From The Grave
4. The Page
5. Lady
6. These Streets Will Never Look The Same
7. Broken Mirrors
8. Candy
9. The Eleventh Hour
10. Running From The Sun
11. Dust To Dust
12. Birds Of Paradise
13. A Matter Of Time
14. At Your Door
15. There's A Light Out On The Horizon
16. The River
CHROMATICS
KILL FOR LOVE
Label: ITALIANS DO IT BETTER
Cat No: IDIB38
Barcode: 5060247383347
Packaging: CD Regular

Chromatics formed in the Pacific Northwest as a rickety no-wave band more than a decade ago, but re-emerged in the mid- 2000s with a revamped lineup and a new sound that nicely coincided with a resurgence of interest in the slow, dreamy, notalways- Italian dance-pop subgenre known as Italo disco.

As with other acts on New Jersey-based Italians Do It Better, a label co-founded by group mastermind Johnny Jewel, Chromatics didn't just incorporate the vocoders and vintage synth arpeggios of the turn-of-the-1980s originals, they added the brittle guitars, dubby reverb, and urban dread of post-punk.

Kill for Love, Chromatics' first album since Night Drive, finally gives this loosely associated, prematurely decayed musical aesthetic its magnum opus-- and brilliantly transcends it, The moonlit vibe of previous highlights like street-skulking stunner "In the City" or haunting Kate Bush cover "Running Up That Hill" recurs, and various tracks still crackle and pop with the all -too-mortal degradation of vinyl, And despite the unfinished-seeming recording quality of the music videos that preceded the album's release, the completed product also boasts some of the most engrossing synth-pop songs so far this year.

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