Following the release of 2007’s Night Drive, Portland’s Chromatics lurked in the shadows of electronic pop, existing in the car stereos of chain smoking, leather jacket wearing archetypes of cool. With Johnny Jewel’s contribution to the Drive soundtrack, interest in Chromatics increased exponentially, and the band has taken the opportunity to release what may be considered their magnum opus.
Kill For Love is atmospheric, moody and seductive. The dreamy quality of the songs immerses you in a totally vivid world that manages to be both frightening and inviting at the same time.
The music of Chromatics is often called cinematic. With a running time of almost 1 ½ hours, Kill For Love sounds like the soundtrack to some yet-to-be-filmed neo-noir masterpiece. It is one of those rare records that boast both style and substance.
Download 11 tracks from Kill For Love (sans drums) courtesy of the band