Johnny Jewel has spent the last few years living close to California's arid deserts, something which apparently came as a shock to a musician who has spent most of his life dodging rain and snow in Portland and Montreal. Pining after moisture (his words), the Chromatics main man decided to record an album designed to play "as a singular liquid movement". In a statement accompanying the album, he describes the new age-tinged, ambient set as the aural equivalent of "the ever-changing movement of clouds obscuring the moon". It's an apt description, with sweeping synthesizer movements, gentle melodies and the producer's usual cinematic instincts combining to create a retro-futurist ambient masterpiece.
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