MusicfestNW 2013: Spotlight Saturday and Sunday
Deep Sea Diver.
[ELECTRO NOIR] A Johnny Jewel project carries the same weight of expectation as a Quentin Tarantino film, and is often just as cinematic. The Portland-based synth maestro has enjoyed the spotlight of late, not least of all for curating the widely acclaimed soundtrack for the film Drive. Long before Ryan Gosling entered his life, though, Jewel was making music evocative of driving through a city at night. Under the Glass Candy moniker, he and singer Ida No have produced irresistibly iridescent glam pop since the ’90s. And over the last six years, his side quartet, Chromatics, has evolved from a ponderous electro outfit into a well-manicured ambient force, peaking with last year’s critically lauded Kill for Love.
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