Diagrams - Chromatics - 2015 Indie Synth Pop Rock Folktronica 180 Grm LP

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Diagrams - Chromatics

Label: Full Time Hobby
Cat#: FTH212LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock, Pop
Style: Indie Rock, Acoustic


A1 Phantom Power
A2 Gentle Morning Song
A3 Desolation
A4 Chromatics
A5 You Can Talk To Me
A6 Shapes

B1 Dirty Broken Bliss
B2 Serpent
B3 The Light And The Noise
B4 Brain
B5 Just A Hair´s Breadth

When songwriter and producer Sam Genders last donned his Diagrams hat, captive listeners found themselves truly stunned by the Streatham Hill artists imaginative and inventive arrangements that made up 2012's debut album Black Light. Having now upped sticks from his London lodgings and settled in Sheffield with a new lease of life and wife, fresh pastures and friendships are what form the heart of Diagrams brand new album Chromatics. Relationships are a constant thread.

In all their frustrating, exciting, mundane, beautiful, wonderful, sexy, scary glory, reveals Genders of the albums themes. Whilst Black Light fizzed with electronic effects, synth bass, programmed beats and low-key funk grooves that brought about comparisons to the leftfield pop of Arthur Russell, Metronomy, Steve Mason and Hot Chip, it's without doubt that Genders next offering falls closer to home comforts and marks the next step in Genders renaissance.

Take lead track Phantom Power; it's the track which truly sums up what it's like to find yourself forever reassessing. It's about feeling like you're losing a grip on your sanity at one moment, then feeling inspired and up for anything the next. Or frustration with yourself yet believing that it's possible to sort yourself out, explains Genders.

Beautifully arranged and performed, Sam Genders is the man behind the mask here. Co-founder of, and principal singer and songwriter with folktronica legends Tunng, as Diagrams, Genders is revealing the rockier side to his soul. This record is upbeat, life-affirming - a quietly persuasive tour de force. Warm, embracing, serious and fun - 'Chromatics' is also great to dance to. Beautifully sequenced it flows seamlessly - a complete, layered and rewarding journey.

Diagrams - Gentle Morning Song

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Diagrams - The Light and the Noise

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Diagrams - Phantom Power

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Diagrams - You Can Talk To Me

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Full Surface Records