'Night After' EP available now on Dutty Artz
1. Night After
2. Ice Harvesting
4. Radial Lights
5. Night After (Old Money Massive's No Fly List Remix)
6. Night After (Lōtic Remix)
7. Night After (Adoptahighway Remix)
The Night After E.P.’s glacial atmospherics and restrained percussion provide an introduction to the sound of the L.P. that Chants is readying for early 2013. Jordan Cohen, aka Chants, says,
“I had just retired the old PC I’d been making music on for 8 years and gotten my first one fast enough to run soft synths,” says Jordan.
“I wanted to create a real sense of place and a deeper emotional impact, and to do it through sonics and texture.” A drummer since the age of 13, Jordan played in jazz bands and developed a long-term relationship with the New Orleans brass band scene that led to national and international tours. During this time, he always kept an ear toward electronic music and became increasingly obsessed with production.
Title track “Night After” layers field-recorded beats with pleading female vox. “Ice Harvesting” finds a haunting choral melody following Taiko oil-drums through a sampled ice storm. B-Side opener “Caduceus” tells a more uplifting story of zithering synths set against rising tides of white noise. The EP closes with the alien bells of “Radial Lights,” a slow pressure-cooker whose hyphy-noir synths offset slabs of tectonic bass pressure. According to Jordan, "I made this E.P. over a relatively brutal Wisconsin winter and sampled sounds from the snow and ice outside my apartment. Everything began with the emotion of non-musical elements like that." For fans of Pinch and Basic Channel.
The Night After digital package introduces incredibly fresh talent we’re excited to rep. New York’s Old Money Massive evokes the early jams of Spoek Mathambo, reworking the stems to Night After and adding heady lyrics about CIA surveillance and the talented tenth (check for their upcoming series of E.P.'s with Lamin Fofana). Berlin based producer Lōtic brings his signature frantic club intensity. Finally, Adoptahighway brings a slow-burning, harmonically sophisticated rework to the table.