2005-04-09 The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
Originally published on www.philadelphiaweekly.com on April 6, 2005. Written by Emily Brochin.
Listening to Chromelodeon, an eight-piece band whose members grew up together in southern New Jersey, is akin to climbing inside a videogame programmed by members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mr. Bungle. Working with a plethora of instruments ranging from the typical guitar-and-drums combination to violins, an accordion and a bank of synthesizers, Chromelodeon put on a hell of a show. The band is preparing to embark on a third national tour to promote their two latest albums, The Dark Sword of Chaos and Heart of Sawdust. Though it’s obvious their sound is heavily influenced by Nintendo, the band is more than a gamer’s dream come true. They produce heavily composed sonic tapestries with an epic flavor that evokes princesses and dragons duking it out in the heath. In a town overflowing with bands, Chromelodeon is one of a kind.
Check out the reviews page for some new kind words about us live at MACROCK and our new album. Things have been really picking up, after a grim financial situation in late winter. Very special thanks to all the mailorders that keep coming in (and The Shizz community), and Scott from our label BLOODLINK RECORDS in moving past those tough times. Our 2nd original album HEART OF SAWDUST is available for sale at last, and a semi-official CD RELEASE SHOW is slated for May 1st @ The First Unitarian Church with MC CHRIS (the musician for Adult Swim). This show is literally almost sold out (500 capacity space), might be a good idea to preorder tickets via www.r5productions.com !!!
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