Just got back from a great record release party in Madison, WI for up and coming local electronic music producer Jordan Cohen’s project “Chants”. I met him through one of my friends in the animal kingdom, the ubiquitous Rhino, at a Tortoise show at the Majestic Theater a few weeks back. The slick downtempo electronic production is in line with those who like Burial, Phaseone, Shlohmo, Pinch, and Basic Channel. I really like both albums and the live performance, it really makes ol’ WALL I’s fins shake!
Chants – Night After EP – Night After (Sickness!!!)
Chants – NIght After (adoptahighway Remix) (very nice!)
Chants – Night After EP – Caduceus (AWESOME)
According to Chants, “I made this E.P. over a relatively brutal Wisconsin winter and sampled sounds from the snow and ice outside my apartment. Everything began with the emotion of non-musical elements like that.” Snow and ice samples from Wisco? Sounds pretty fuckin’ bomb to me!!!
Jordan Cohen aka Chants and the Don WALL I himself at 1502 Willy St. with my vinyl copies of the “Night After EP”!!! Photos by WALL I
Here’s his 2010 release which is phenomenal!!!!
Chants – Onlooker – Wintertime Dub (AWESOME)
Chants – Onlooker – Spaghetti Midwestern (AWESOME)
A sample of Chants in action live….