- Release Date 2016-02-19
- Label Ovum Recordings
- Catalog OVM264
We ignite with Canavan Calling, a track thats characterised by an incredible bassline thats so broad, rich andtextured its almost overwhelming. No surprises, then, that is created on an original Minimoog, an instrumentChymera fell in love with while he attended a Studio Stekker week alongside peers such as Mathew Jonson,Sebastian Mullaert and The Mole. Mutating, morphing and moving throughout, starlit synths soon enter themix, soaring and thrusting further upwards to create a natural, rolling organic build up and pay off. Namedafter an obscure short horror story by Joseph Payne Brennan, the only thing horrific about this track is theprice of an original Minimoog.
The Divided Self is one of Chymeras personal favourite compositions from last year. Setting out with thesimple mission to make a deep emotive track, it was one of those super-rare golden studio moments wheneverything came together in a matter of hours. Pensive and poignant, restrained and ruled by minor chords,the sense of melancholy makes even more sense when you understand the title: The Divided Self is namedafter a groundbreaking book that discussed and explored mental illness in a way that, at the time, had neverbeen done before.
Both cuts taking their titles from literary inspirations, both cuts revealing wholly different sides to Chymera,both cuts warming us up to the very bottom of our souls this winter... Both cuts demand your attention.