Portland-based band Chromatics (aka Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat Walker and Johnny Jewel) just released a record onto the interwebs, free. The catch though? It’s the whole record, but without the drums.
The fourth studio album for the group is called Kill For Love and it’s very Chromatics: synth-pop, but haunted and a little dark. According to Italians Do It Better, it’s a “time warp ... a warm collision of past, present, and future.” Which – as ridiculous as it sounds – also seems kind of correct.
However, it’s fascinating to listen to the album in this way, without any percussion. It’s moody and a little creepy, but really great.
Evidently, Kill For Love was released this way to encourage DJs and producers to create remixes for it. Generous!