Chromatics out Chromatics themselves with their most Chromatics release to date.
This is mostly a compliment. The gang returns with eerie, Lynchian synth-pop that evokes shadowy clubs and endless car rides through the night. They add some new and exciting electronic noises, and the songwriting is tighter. At times, they fall into the trap of sounding like a parody of themselves; the band's sharp awareness shifts into unbridled indulgence. Overall, Closer to Grey is an enjoyable sonic ride with ... read more