Label: Mana – MANA17 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: UK & Europe Released: 3 May 2022 Genre: Electronic Style: UK Garage, Techno, Abstract
Combining steppy dance music, lush detail and a diaristic tone, Jack Chrysalis’ debut album dials between music that is destined to catch the ear of the club-goer and the heart of the dreamer, his signature propulsive mutations of organic techno and UK garage sounding strongly in tracks like Another Year and Coldharbour.
Between these, Chrysalis threads in more introspective moments. Tracks formed by running a hand along piano keys in improvisation, or made in recollection of Koji Kondo’s clear bright musical palette for Zelda. They lend a sense of atmosphere and a deeper running mood to the album’s overworld, heightening endorphin hits from the garage swing and affording a little more bittersweetness to its textures and secrets.
Whether in rush or retreat, each track on this album emerges with its own emotional resonance. There’s a sense of seasons turning, or a twilight quality that’s hard to fully pin down. “Owl music” became shorthand for Jack’s tunes, a way for Mana to capture a prescient, nocturnal flight within their environment... (mint / new)
Tracklist 1 Carrier2 2:48 2 Glass Sheathe 4:08 3 Another Year 4:17 4 Lossless 2:35 5 Coldharbour 5:22 6 Quentin's Courtyard 4:10 7 Final Ghost 3:37 8 One Day 6:05