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: Artist......: Chrome Sparks
: Album.......: Chrome Sparks :
: Label.......: Counter Records .. .:.. .
Genre.......: Electronic :
Catnr.......: COUNTCD142 .
' Source......: CD ,
; Rip.date....: 2018-10-12
Quality.....: 248kbps/44.1kHz/Joint Stereo . :..
.:. Url.........: http://chromesparks.com
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1. Rocket 3:15
2. WhatТs It Gonna Take (feat Angelica Bess) 3:35
3. Still Think 5:35
4. Sugar 3:52
5. All Or Nothing (feat Angelica Bess) 4:19
6. I Just Wanna (feat Kllo) 5:01
7. O, My Perfection 3:54
8. Wings 5:39
9. Attack Sustain Release (feat Graham Ulicny) 3:20
10. To Eternity 4:47
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,: Chrome Sparks (aka Jeremy Malvin) knows how to make his tracks :,
: shine. His eponymous debut album, released on Counter Records (a :
:' Ninja Tune imprint), boasts a sparkling sound: a euphony of ':
,: hip-hop, house and bright-beaming synthwork. The record is the :,
: culmination of several years spent between MalvinТs Navy Yard, :
:' Brooklyn studio and a secluded cabin in upstate New York. He ':
,: spent a month there to escape the distractions of the city, and :,
: to distill his process during what became an intensive period of :
:' creativity. A far cry from supporting DiploТs Major Lazer at ':
,: the recent Mad Decent Block Party in Islamabad (Pakistan). The :,
: album itself features collaborations with Australian duo Kllo :
:' (Ghostly), Body LanguageТs Angelica Bess (whoТs previously ':
,: collaborated with Machinedrum) - Their voices reimagined through :,
: MalvinТs brightly-daubed kaleidoscope of influences. :
,: His debut long-player arrives after a series of much-tipped :,
: singles and EPs. After self-released, breakout track :
:' СMarijuanaТ, his music landed on AustraliaТs Future Classic ':
,: label (Flume, Chet Faker, amongst others). HeТs since released :,
: three singles for Counter Records (home to ODESZA and Maribou :
:' State), including 2016Тs СAll Or NothingТ (also featuring ':
,: Bess), which was supported both sides of the Atlantic by Jason :,
: Bentley on KCRW and Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. Support for his :
:' music has also come from Pitchfork, FADER, Dancing Astronaut ':
,: and Indie Shuffle. :,
:' The album is the product of an obsessive approach to production ':
,: as much it is about a restless hunt for new ideas. On СStill :,
: ThinkТ, for example, the vocoder vocals and saccharine melodies :
:' show a predilection for straight-for-the-jugular songwriting. ':
,: But thereТs also a lush texture and intricacy to the synths and :,
: arpeggios which underpin the track, hinting at the studio gear Ц :
:' in particular, a trusty Moog synth Ц which was a vital part of ':
,: how he made the record. He took a huge stash of gear with him to :,
: the cabin, and spent the month feverishly navigating their :
:' possibilities. ':
: That inventive studio mindset also resulted in СI Just WannaТ, a :
:' track whose origins grew out of a set of sine wave patterns. ':
,: Starting with Уpure soundФ, as Malvin puts it, he took those :,
: steady, oscillating curves as the songТs jumping off point. :
:' Beginning with those basic building blocks, itТs a methodical ':
,: approach that leads to ear-pricking results. Patiently-built :,
: tension, buffeted by carefully-accrued layers of melody and bass :
:' pressure, lead up to a euphoric, melancholy-tinged crescendo. ':
: Elsewhere, heТs adept at putting his collaborators centre stage. :
:' Tracks are honed around the strengths of the vocalists, rooted ':
,: in the genuine to-and-fro of synergy. In СWhatТs It Gonna TakeТ, :,
: Angelica BessТ vocals are framed by steady-bouncing, trap-tilted :
:' drums. Swirling around the silky, magnetic shine Bess adds to ':
,: the track, Malvin amplifies the feeling with minor-chord :,
: melodies and swells of atmospheric pads. :
,: ThereТs an eye to the dancefloor in much of the record, too. Not :,
: least on СWingsТ, where a straight up, steady kick drum is the :
:' trackТs foundation. A vehicle for a rainbow-bright splash of ':
,: ideas, it threads together harp-plucked arpeggios, whooshing :,
: sound design and thundering blasts of low-end bass. Malvin has :
:' previously remixed the likes of Chet Faker and Porter Robinson, ':
,: and so itТs no surprise to hear him adept at making club-minded :,
: productions. ItТs also a logical next step from the :
:' СParallelismТ EP, released three years ago, which was ':
,: influenced by him first going to clubs and becoming more :,
: immersed in dance music. :
,: ItТs the latest, fullest document of MalvinТs vision as a :,
: musician. Growing up in Pittsburgh, he moved to Ann Arbor where :
:' he attended The University of Michigan before settling east in ':
,: his current home of Brooklyn. HeТs already covered a lot of :,
: ground to get to this point. HeТs played sold out shows :
:' throughout North America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, with ':
,: a co-headline North American tour lined up with Machinedrum, :,
: worldwide dates are sure to follow. His is a creative mindset :
:' shaped by live performance as much as studio tinkering. ItТs a ':
,: foundation thatТs allowed him to adeptly craft so many diffuse :,
: ideas into a standout, wide-ranging debut. :
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