Chromatics’ classic and Drive & Taken 2 featuring epic Tick Of The Clock has been given this sweeping sharp update by Chicago producer and Chromatics’ own Visione. Tick Of The Clock is so recognisable now, you’d recognize it even if you didn’t know it from it’s gritty Italo arpeggios and spend all day wondering where you knew it from. It’s weird hearing a new version, but Visione does the business right here.
The new reworking keeps the originals haunting, hypnotic groove but injects the track with a little omph and some serious Cosmic snyths. Over a gruelling machine beat, the originals trance inducing riff plays out, with added help from a truck load of atmospheric synthetic squealing keys before launching into a soaring finale. The perfect end to the week.
Alongside an eclectic new mixtape from Johnny Jewel, Italian’s Do It Better have also just released this cover of Jewel’s Chromatics cover of the classic New Order track, Ceremony. The cover features on the new mixtape alongside the likes of Xeno & Oaklander, Desire and Kraftwerk.
Chromatics’ version of the tune is a slowed down, blissed out dream that gets Hooky’s bass spot-on and features Glass Candy’s Ida No adding a little guitar to the mix. Spacious, but not sparse, the track is a downtempo wave of relaxed sounds and Chromatics vocalist Ruth Radelet’s crooning out Sumner’s lyrics with a hazy tone. Perfect space-out music for dreamers, and a nice cover that remains true to the vibe of the original whist sounding completely unique.
Here’s the latest clip in the recent string of videos from Chromatics highlighting tracks from their new album, ‘Kill For Love’. This time it’s ‘These Streets Will Never Look The Same’ that’s treated to visuals.
The video was, once again, directed by Alberto Rossini and was shot on videotape live in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Montreal.
‘Kill For Love’ is out now on Italians Do It Better.
Here’s another new track from Chromatics’ forthcoming second album, ‘Kill For Love’, titled ‘Candy’.
Who know’s when the album will finally be release, but Chromatic have vowed to keep releasing video teasers of the album, track by track. ‘Candy’ was again shot by Alberto Rossini and is a deep and beautiful electronic lament.
‘Lady’ is taken from Chromatics’ forthcoming second Italians Do It Better album, ‘Kill For Love’.
So, buy now you know how awesome the Drive soundtrack is, featuring the likes of Kavinsky and College alongside Cliff Martinez’ electronic score.
It also features ‘Tack Of the Clock’ from Chromatics’ excellent album ‘Night Drive’. Edited down to fit the scene by Chromatics and Johnny Jewel the track wasn’t released independent of the album. So Johnny has uploaded it to SoundCloud saying this “A lot of people have been asking about the different version they are hearing in the film. The original “Night Drive” version is around 15 minutes long. Nat Walker (Chromatics / Desire) & i reconstructed it from the original tapes in order to make it heavier in the theatres & cut it to the picture. What we didn’t know was…the soundtrack people weren’t going to let people get it individually. They are trying to rope you into buying the whole album… But all the kids really want is Desire, Kavinsky, & College… So here it is for free. Pass it on. xo johnny jewel”.
Check out the atmospheric, tense, electronic throb of ‘Tick Of The Clock’: