Vinyl Williams: “Chroma Heart”
We’re happy to premiere the latest work from the audio and visual collagist known to us as Vinyl Williams, when he’s making music, and alternately as Lionel Williams, when he’s cutting and pasting. “Chroma Heart,” the first single from the upcoming Ultimate World EP, captures the feel of three to four of your favorite indie rock tracks playing over each other that, through the synchronistic powers of pop culture and music smarts, *magickally* results in a track that’s three to four times as pretty as any of the original bits on their own. That’s not to say that the music is haphazard or excessive, rather that its an appealing listen both despite and because of the aural complexity. The center of the mix shifts seamlessly between the vocals, the drums, and various guitar melodies, hitting its full stride at the midway point and then stretching out the groove into a slow burn that eventually dissolves into a krauty synth blur. It’s about time for some feel-good Spring jams to start rolling out and Vinyl Williams is getting us off to a good start.
Chroma Heart by Vinyl Williams
The Ultimate World EP is now available from Warmest Chord
In case you had a wish that Vinyl/Lionel Williams’ visual art would move without the aid of psychedelics, Noisey premiered the self-directed video for “Chroma Heart.” Brightly-colored 2-d wonderlands and the best use of Google Streetview in a music vid (so far) await you.
Written by Luke Carrell