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LISTEN: Chrome Canyon Mixtape
Laurie Tuffrey , September 11th, 2012 06:18

Chrome Canyon sets his controls for the heart of his Minimoog on an exclusive mixtape for the Quietus ahead of the release of his debut album next month

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New York-based synth-pop revivalist Morgan Z is releasing Elemental Themes, his first album as Chrome Canyon, on October 9 via Stones Throw.

Ahead of that, though, he's taken some time off from the x-ray specs factory and made us this mixtape, which bristles with enough vintage analogue synths to make Giorgio Moroder weep. Moroder's on there in fact, along with Tangerine Dream, Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ashra, and a potent closing one-two of Al Green and Donna Summer - have a listen below:

Z's previously turned his hand to reworkings of Phoenix and Passion Pit, and Elemental Themes is the end-result of his experiments with the mass of gear filling his Brooklyn studio to the rafters. Have a look at some footage of said sonic shenanigans in the video for album cut 'Memories of a Scientist':

etiennefroes
Sep 12, 2012 7:49am

very poor

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