Chromatics’ Kill For Love is one of my favorite albums of the year. So I was very pleased to see that the band’s Johnny Jewel uploaded a mixtape called Running From The Sun. It features unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions.

He posted the note on the Italians Do It Better blogspot, and released the mixtape for free on soundcloud.

Find the full note from him right after the mix, which you can stream below.

Jet lagged & buzzing from Friday’s show in Paris, I couldn’t sleep…so I stayed up all night with Oko talking about color based dreams while blending these tracks together. Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions…Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we’d clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark…working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm…throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow. In Amsterdam right now trying to upload it from the hotel. Fingers crossed…

This is a lullaby for you…
Sweet Dreams!

xo
Johnny Jewel

Track Listing

Dreaming In Color (00:23-03:08)
Red Car (03.09-07:27)
Kill For Love (07:27-11:30)
Last Wish (11:31-15:01)
Running From The Sun (15:02-19:13)
Disintegration (19:14-22:31)
These Streets Will Never Look The Same (22:32-30:53)
Blue Moon (30:54-34:38)




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