Chromatics released a stellar LP earlier this year, but apparently that was not enough, so here they come with a free album that was “recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m,” according to Johnny Jewel. Running From The Sun is a downtempo affair, dreamy and atmospheric recording.
Kill for Love may have the best introduction of an album this year with their cover of Neil Young, “Into the Black”. The album starts on a high note and continues to entrance the listener with instrumentation that is both contemporary and compelling, recalling the heights of the 1980’s. The melancholic album takes a trip through a peaceful dream of contemplation that leads to a desire not to wake up.