Chromatics’ Johnny Jewel Announces New Album "Digital Rain"
Chromatics' chief Johnny Jewel shares title track Digital Rain, a follow-up to 2017's Windswept - out this month
Jewel's latest solo release is due January 26th via Italians Do It Better. The instrumental full-length proceeds from last year’s Windswept, which included music used for David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” renewal. Jewel explained the new album thusly: “Digital Rain is a mirror image of itself designed to play as a singular liquid movement.” Recorded in Joshua Tree, California and mixed in Los Angeles, the new album is true to Jewels reknowned style and sound as you can hear below. Check it out.
See the full track listing and read Jewel's full statement below.
01 Digital Rain
02 Black Pyramid
03 The City of Roses
04 Double Exposure
05 The Runner
06 Air Museum
09 What If?
10 The Windscreen
11 Mirror Image 12 Liquid Lucite
14 Ship of Theseus
15 La Ville de Neige
16 Seven Corners
"After living a few years in a desert climate, I realized I was nostalgic for the constant presence of precipitation from every city I once called home. The sound of hail ricocheting off my roof in Houston.... The floods crashing in from the Gulf of Mexico that would destroy my mother’s house three times.... The constant kiss of drizzle on the streets of Portland, and the morning rain against the windshield of Trimet city bus number 15 that I would ride home after recording all night.... The snow buried row houses of Montreal where my daughter was born, and the rhythmic feel of ice cracking under my boots for six months straight.
The desert is constant, and I love this repetitious ritual of Los Angeles so much. As moisture and humid weather seem more and more like a dream I once had or a fading memory of the places I fell in love with.... I wanted to make a record without drums, without lyrics, vague in form. Each track morphing and eclipsing the next like the ever-changing movement of clouds obscuring the moon."