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Chromatics
Camera

Johnny Jewel cranks out his umpteenth collection of synth nouveau-noir in the form of the latest Chromatics release. It’s a bit of an odds-and-sods collection is the Camera EP. The eight-song track listing consists of two newbies, three versions of the title track (the original of which originally appeared on 2013 compilation After Dark 2), two club edits of ‘Magazine’ from JJ’s 2016 soundtrack for Home, and a reworking of the title track from Chromatics’ upcoming Dear Tommy LP.
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Pink Gloves
Los Angeles

Out on Italian's Do It Better is this latest missive from Prague's Petr Pliska as Pink Gloves. He peddles a form of melancholic synth pop which channels Junior Boys and Chromatics (Johnny Jewel produces here) and sees him cover the Robyn classic Dancing On My Own. Electronic pop for the lonely and the heartbroken. 
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Johnny Jewel
Don't Come Back From The Moon (Original Soundtrack)

Don’t Come Back From The Moon is a 2017 film by Bruce Thierry Cheung. The clever fella has gone and got Italians Do It Better supremo and Chromatics producer Johnny Jewel to score it for him. The soundtrack also features work from Italians Do It Better artists Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, & Symmetry.
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Chromatics
Closer To Grey

David Lynch’s favourites Chromatics took their fans by surprise a month or so ago with the release of their first new album in seven years. Keeping their signature minimalistic synth-pop sound intact, Closer To Grey now arrives boasting resplendent covers of Simon & Garfunkel (‘The Sound of Silence’) and the Jesus & Mary Chain (‘On The Wall’). 
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Jorja Chalmers
Human Again

Bryan Ferry is still quite the old charmer at the ripe old age of 77. When Jorja Chalmers moved to the UK from Australia and started performing old twinkle trousers saw her and invited her to join his band. Her debut Human Again was made in those times on tour when Ferry wasn't swanning about and she set about making some art rock in the style of David Bowie and Ferry's old nemesis Brian Eno. Produced by none other than Johnny Jewel this should appeal to fans of the  likes of John Carpenter and of course Chromatics.  

Johnny Jewel
Vapor

Johnny Jewel is a member of Chromatics and owns the record label Italians Do It Better. Vapor is his fourth solo album and was released in 2018. It is a collection of instrumentals that when strung together as they create a soundtrack for a post-apocalyptic world of barren landscapes and smoky skies.
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Double Mixte
Romance Noire

Double Mixte are a French duo of Clara Apolit & Thomas Maan, newly signed to Johnny Jewel’s Italians Do It Better label. They make music influenced by 70s French film soundtracks with evocative lyrics. Romance Noire is their new album, and because he’s the boss, Johnny Jewel produced it in his own inimitable style.
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Chromatics
Lady

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Chromatics
Shadow

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In Mirrors
Escape From Berlin

The press release for Escape From Berlin, a new record that is something or other to do with Johnny Jewel and his friend Jesse Taylor, asks us to imagine ‘Phillip Glass [sic] playing chess with William Burroughs while Klaus Schulze slaves over a droning synthesizer in the corner.’ No thanks. At least the Schulze thing is accurate. In Mirrors will satisfy those who still haven’t had enough of John Carpenter’s music despite seemingly every third record released in 2018 being something to do with the Halloween franchise.
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Farah
The Only Ones

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Desire
Under Your Spell

As much as I enjoyed the film Drive, I'm not sure I can forgive the wave of bands flatly imitating its soundtrack that followed its release. That said, the film's own soundtrack still holds up. Under Your Spell by Desire was part of that soundtrack, and appears here with a number of other songs and alternate versions by the band.
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Johnny Jewel
Themes For Television

He’s prolific, that Johnny Jewel. Despite running Italians Do It Better and being in Chromatics, he still manages to find time to turn out an impressive amount of solo material. No sooner has the dust settled on Jewel’s January LP Digital Rain than we get Themes For Television, a twenty-one track collection of music intended for the reboot of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Only ‘Windswept’ made it onto the show in the end, but the remaining pieces conjure that very specific TP mood very well indeed.
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Chromatics
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Nite Jewel
Want You Back

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Tess Roby
Beacon

Tess Roby’s debut LP Beacon, out via Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Glass Candy), is a well-wrought collection of electronic ballads. Bringing to mind a more considered and nuanced version of Zola Jesus, Roby’s poised vocals dovetail with gently purring synthesisers, keening organs and little curls of electric guitar.
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Johnny Jewel
Digital Rain

Just six months after Windswept, which featured some of his memorable contributions to the latest Twin Peaks series, Mr. Jewel’s ready with the next batch. The concept of Digital Rain is to evoke precipitation, which Johnny doubtless experiences little of in Los Angeles, and to convey liquid structures. Expect lots of gentle transitions between vignettes of rain samples, melancholy synths, dripping glockenspiel and the like.

Chromatics
In The City

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Johnny Jewel
A Beautiful Now

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Chromatics
Nite

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Glass Candy
I Always Say Yes

Italo reissue, originally recorded just over ten years ago, showing off the best aspects of a genre enjoying a continued refresher. This represents the less bombastic style, rooted more firmly in older Patrick Cowley-esque disco hits but with all the romantic drama found in Italo's most endearing examples.
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Desire
II

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Heaven
Lonesome Town

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Johnny Jewel
Windswept

Johnny Jewel’s dark disco has adorned many soundtracks including Drive and Lost River. His new album features a load of unreleased solo material, including few of his works for the third season of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. Includes a couple tracks with his groups Desire and Chromatics. 80s Bohren und der Club of Gore in dystopian lounge setting.
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Various
Cruise Control

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Chromatics
Night Drive

Before Johnny Jewel became famous for his soundtrack work (see Lost River, A Beautiful Now) he was a member of Chromatics. Night Drive was their third album and the on which transformed them from DIY noise rockers to sleek '80s influenced synth soundtrackers keen on Italo disco and leading to tracks from the album appearing on all manner of films and TV shows.  
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Chromatics
Cherry

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Chromatics
Just Like You

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Symmetry
Themes For An Imaginary Film

The album’s made by Johnny Jewel and his mate Nat Walker (Desire). It’s three hours long, it’s called Themes For An Imaginary Film and is the debut release of yet another new Jewel venture, Symmetry. The LP edition is pressed on ‘windshield dipped in blood’-coloured vinyl. Themes For An Imaginary Film is targeted at ‘Painters, Writers, Photographers, Designers, Cruisers, Night Walkers, & Dreamers’, and it sounds like a perfect simulacrum of all of Jewel’s other output. We have reached peak-Jewel - this is a thing of retro-fetishist, Italo-wave, hypnagogic, New-Romantic beauty.
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Glass Candy
Geto Boys

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Symmetry
The Messenger

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Desire
Desire

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Desire
II

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Rubies (featuring Feist)
I Feel Electric Tyedye Mix

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Glass Candy
Deep Gems

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Glass Candy
Feeling Without Touching

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Farah
Gay Boy

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Glass Candy
Miss Broadway

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Various
After Dark

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Glass Candy
B/E/A/T/B/O/X

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Glass Candy
B/E/A/T B/O/X

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Twisted Wires
One Night At The Raw Deal

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Bottin
Bottin

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Nite Jewel
What Did He Say

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Farah
Law of Life

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Tiedye
Nothing Else Matters

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Professor Genius
La Grotta

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Glass Candy, Chromatics, Various
After Dark

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