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    Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:04
Looking for feedback on Kevin Moore's project Chroma Key.......Who has heard them and your thoughts please.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:09
I got his album Graveyard Mountain Home two days ago, absolutely wonderful stuff. A lot of it has a Peter Gabriel vibe to it because of the xylophone rhtyhms, but its all fantastic. If I could find the first two albums for a decent price I'd buy them right now.

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If you like those, you'll like most of his stuff I think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:20
Thanks I am looking for more stuff now. I got the mini LP single Colorblind off Microsoft, 3 singles.......I like it pretty good. yes very much like Gabriel and some hints of PT.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:29
Well... I have his first three albums as The Chroma Key and is one of my favorites bands... intense and depressive at the same time... the music is very dark and the lyrics are quite tricky...
 
The first album is oriented more to the piano with only an ambience orientation as a surrounding... the next two albums became more ambience and less piano, but in GMH he incorporate more instrumentals, like acoustic guitars, xilophones and lead electric guitars... I'm about to download the other album from him: "This is a Recording"... interesting that he uses help of the Fates Warning fellas for first two Chroma Key... and non of them are Jim Matheos...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 15:56
The bio on Zune Marketplace says he has relocated to Costa Rica....Que bueno!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 16:00
He moves around quite a bit. After leaving DT, he moved to Mexico, and he recorded Graveyard Mountain Home in Turkey
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 16:23
He goes to New Mexico, that's the US, then to Costa Rica, then to Estambul, then to Canada for the second album of OSI and now he's living again in turkey if I recall accurate... He "married" or at least have children with a costa rican girl... can't blame him... costarricans are highly hot...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 22 2010 at 22:25
Even though the songs were nice, I didn't find them terribly outstanding, and they don't make me feel the urge to go buy the albums, I wonder if the OSI project was better. This songs somewhat reminded me of Rick Wright (specially Broken China), though I liked Wrights solo work better. I would have liked better to hear something similar to Wait for Sleep or Space Dye Vest. Ofcourse, it's just 3 songs at first listen.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2010 at 11:28
@Dellinger... listen to Dead Air for Radios... there's the real deal of Kevin Moore... If you can digest that you will be curious in the rest of his material...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 23 2010 at 16:05
Originally posted by jampa17

... costarricans are highly hot...
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 24 2010 at 17:09
I have Dead Air for Radios, and don't get me wrong, it is probably the most boring album in my collection.

Although there are a few nice melodies here and there, the album is dead-slow (fair enough if you want to make an atmospheric record) and the compositions uninteresting

but that is just me I guess... need to listen to his other stuff as well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 02:11
I have heard Moore's work with OSI and liked it, I ought to check out Chroma Key. Is it in a similar vein to that? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 07:58
Originally posted by Kashmir75

I have heard Moore's work with OSI and liked it, I ought to check out Chroma Key. Is it in a similar vein to that? 
 
Well, take O.S.I. and take out the heavy riffing... it's similar to the most slow and soft songs from O.S.I. like the songs "Go" or "We Come Undone"... a little similar... but way more ambience and slow pace... you should dive in...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 11:59
I think Chroma Key is more Personal than O.S.I for Kevin. You can feel it. I think O.S.I is very better than Chroma Key  but if you want to know Kevin and undrestand him You must listen Chroma Key. Chroma Key's albums is Kevin's solo albums and O.S.I is a real project .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 13:40
Amazing stuff, IMO. Imagine a less Metal version of OSI...dark, moody...great playing.
 
I wish their first 2 CDs would be remastered/reissued...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 14:26
^ I think that the raw sound of the first album fits better with the ambient of "old radio" stuff... so I'm glad about that particular sound... but with You Go Now yes, it's more "lunatic" or "space" so it would be better to have a depth sound on it... yes...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 15:01
Originally posted by jampa17

^ I think that the raw sound of the first album fits better with the ambient of "old radio" stuff... so I'm glad about that particular sound
 
That album does have a special, unique feel....it's my fave of the lot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 15:21
Yes... I mean... I always find myself very excited about that album... even in a depressive dark way... I mean... Hell Mary is impressive, unique and it has no music on it... but it's just perfect and leave you wondering about the topic, a description of the end of days... just amazing...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 15:27
"Color Blind" has always sent shivers down my spine...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 25 2010 at 21:16
Originally posted by jampa17

Originally posted by Kashmir75

I have heard Moore's work with OSI and liked it, I ought to check out Chroma Key. Is it in a similar vein to that? 

 

Well, take O.S.I. and take out the heavy riffing... it's similar to the most slow and soft songs from O.S.I. like the songs "Go" or "We Come Undone"... a little similar... but way more ambience and slow pace... you should dive in...


     Well, perhaps I should try finding some OSI songs, I might get into it more easily.

Edited by Dellinger - January 25 2010 at 21:22
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