Chrome Sparks (aka Jeremy Malvin) knows how to make his tracks shine. His eponymous debut album, released on Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), boasts a sparkling sound: a euphony of hip-hop, house and bright-beaming synthwork. The record is the culmination of several years spent between Malvin’s Navy Yard, Brooklyn studio and a secluded cabin in upstate New York. He spent a month there to escape the distractions of the city, and to distill his process during what became an intensive period of creativity. A far cry from supporting Diplo’s Major Lazer at the recent Mad Decent Block Party in Islamabad (Pakistan).
The album itself features collaborations with Australian duo Kllo (Ghostly), Body Language’s Angelica Bess (who’s previously collaborated with Machinedrum) - Their voices reimagined through Malvin’s brightly-daubed kaleidoscope of influences. The album is the product of an obsessive approach to production as much it is about a restless hunt for new ideas.
CD - Black carbon CD housed in matte sleeve with artwork by Tonje Thilesen and rainbow-foil sticker detail.
2LP - Double 180 Gram black vinyl housed in white paper inners and a matte Gatefold sleeve with artwork by Tonje Thilesen, plus rainbow-foil sticker detail. Download code included.