Three years in the making, Symmetry - the project that began as a conceptual tangent between Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, & Desire’s more abstract sides - finally sees its release this month. Themes For An Imaginary Film is two hours of claustrophobic cinematic bliss compiled for Painters, Writers, Photographers, Designers, Cruisers, Night Walkers, & Dreamers. Adrenaline drips thick like syrup across a horizon where memories become blurred scenes behind the windshield & yesterday’s faces fade as the road strobes to aggressive rhythms. Romantic melodies linger in the rearview mirror as chimera bells saturate the electric fog that’s slowly rolling in.
Over the span of thirty seven tracks, Symmetry embraces the elegance of European noir cut with a lean & violent American razor. Directly in your face & breathing down your neck one minute, & escaping beyond the night sky the next. The attention given to color & detail on these recordings is more graphic than musical. More visual than aural. With no flashy virtuosity to clutter the mood, the album’s pulse thrives on the empty pockets of space left in the wake of throbbing bass & the faint flicker of electro candlelight. Minimal, strict, & always in motion, there’s an oppressive overtone throughout the record that winds itself tight as a clock. Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker (Chromatics & Desire) give us propulsive moments that are more rhythm based than Pop, & less reliant on a lyrical presence than their other projects.
Symmetry is the project of Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker, who created a soundtrack to a movie that doesn’t exist - if it did it would
probably definitely have to most amazing soundtrack ever. It bundles all Italians Do It Better forces (Glass Candy, Chromatics, Mirage, Desire) and clocks at little over 2 hours in total (37 tracks). Needless to say this is amazing. Themes For An Imaginary Film is available on iTunes and can be streamed in its entirity below. You can read more about it on the Soundcloud page; the text shown above is just an excerpt of the full piece on this. “Your life is the film & this is the soundtrack.”