- Summary: The first releases in seven years from the Los Angles electropop trio is not the previously announced (and still unreleased) Dear Tommy, but a surprise release of 12 new songs.
- Record Label: Italians Do It Better
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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Oct 4, 2019Closer To Grey feels more polished and shimmering, and with only 12 tracks and a compact 45 minutes, it’s considerably shorter than the expansive, sometimes daunting records it followeds (Kill For Love clocked in at 16 songs over an hour, 17 minutes). As an entryway into the Italians Do It Better universe, it feels enticing, welcoming even.
Oct 4, 2019A dozen fully formed analog dance tracks into 45 minutes of synth-driven cruising music. ... On “Touch Red,” a distant beat and a few well-chosen keyboard chords offer a monochromatic background onto which Radelet sings, “Touch red, the world needs color.” The shock of luminosity is jarring. Like a rose blossoming in a field blackened by wildfire, it’s one of many moments on the record that capture in equal measure both beauty and bleakness.
Oct 7, 2019It’s the next sonic chapter in Chromatics’ dramatic novel. With incredible growling synths and Johnny Jewel’s undeniably fantastic, experimental production elements, Closer to Grey is the unexpected sonic growth spurt we didn’t see coming from Chromatics.
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Oct 10, 2019If you liked Chromatics’ previous albums, you will find almost nothing to like here. Tired covers, thin beats, washed out guitars – with aIf you liked Chromatics’ previous albums, you will find almost nothing to like here. Tired covers, thin beats, washed out guitars – with a vocalist whose whispery limitations become clearer with each release.… Expand
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