Tuesday, October 09, 2012

AFTER DARK REMASTERED





Over 5 years ago we released a slow-burning label sampler at midnight on my birthday. The original pressing was a demo CDR that Ida No colored with markers & glued cutouts of my hand spraypainting our names on the world. It was supposed to be a limited edition of 237 copies meant for the merch tables of Texas & California. It exploded overnight. 77 minutes of analog electronic music mutating through Italo Disco, Krautrock, Electro, Giallo Cinema, & Pop. By now, After Dark seems like it's in its thousandth pressing...(we lost track a long time ago). And as we prepare for the release of After Dark 2, we wanted to share with you where it all began. The last 5 years seem like a beautiful blurry dream. Since the October 15th release date was announced back in July, everyone has grown increasingly anxious for the hard copy. At that time, we didn't know Karl Lagerfeld was going to commission Chromatics to choreograph 27 minutes of music for the Chanel runway. We also couldn't have known that Symmetry was going to be asked to score a top-secret motion picture for 2013. There is so much music we can't wait for you to hear. For the diehard fans, we're going to start leaking tracks next week. After slowly chiseling away at it since the spring of 2008, After Dark 2 is finally right around the corner. Thanks to everyone for being so enthusiastic & patient. I promise it's worth the wait. In the meantime, download the fully remastered version of the first After Dark from my soundcloud. I blended it together at 5 am this morning. Enjoy!

xo

Johnny Jewel


Glass Candy / Rolling Down The Hills (3:32) 

Chromatics / Hands In The Dark (4:48) 

Mirage / Last Nite A Dj Saved My Life (6:42) 

Mirage / Lady Operator (5:37) 

Glass Candy / Computer Love (5:37) 

Professor Genius / La Grotta (6:33) 

Chromatics / Killing Spree (1:19) 

Farah / Law Of Life (7:28) 

Chromatics / In The City (7:09) 

Glass Candy / Miss Broadway (6:46) 
Featuring Nat Walker / Saxophone & Eyvind Kang / Strings

Mirage / Lake Of Dreams (9:26) 

Farah / Dancing Girls (5:36) 

Glass Candy / The Chameleon (4:55) 

Professor Genius / Pegaso (2:44) 
  


Total Running Time (77:37)

7 comments:

JF said...

Yesss!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for this Johnny. Hopefully this will tide me over until next week. Sounds like you guys have been really busy so I'm guessing After Dark 2 won't be quite be ready next week, but I can't wait to hear the first leaked track. If it's even half as good as Kill For Love then it'll be a beautiful song

XOXO

Anonymous said...

Is the remastered version available for sale in the IDIB shop as the digital version?

Italians Do It Better said...

http://italiansdoitbetter.bigcartel.com/product/after-dark-digital

YOU CAN GET THE DIGITAL HERE. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT! ALSO, CRYSTAL CLEAR VINYL REPRESS OF TRIPLE LP COMING FOR AFTER DARK REMASTERED...AND NEW CDS COMING NEXT WEEK. IF YOU SEE AFTER DARK WITH A BLUE HAND, IT'S THE OLD VERSION. IF YOU SEE AFTER DARK WITH A LAVENDER HAND, IT'S THE REMASTERED VERSION.
XO

Mic said...

Just noticed that the After Dark I got last week is the lavender hand version - sounds VERY nice! Thanks!!!

Richard43 said...

Superior! You even include the track listing in the lyrics area of itunes. Much appreciated.

Mike said...

Johnny I love your music man. Keep it up.