Chrome Sparks (aka Jeremy Malvin) knows how to make his tracks shine. His forthcoming eponymous debut album via Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint), boasts a sparkling sound: a euphony of hip-hop, house and bright-beaming synthwork. On new single ‘Still Think’, the vocoder vocals and saccharine melodies show a predilection for straight-for-the-jugular songwriting. But there’s also a lush texture and intricacy to the synths and arpeggios which underpin the track, hinting at the studio gear in particular, a trusty Moog synth which was a vital part of how he made the record.
The album is the product of an obsessive approach to production as much it is about a restless hunt for new ideas over several years spent between Malvin’s Navy Yard, Brooklyn studio and a secluded cabin in upstate New York. He spent a month there to escape the distractions of the city, and to distill his process during what became an intensive period of creativity.
Due out on April 13th, his debut long-player arrives after a series of much-tipped singles and EPs on Future Classic. Listen to ‘Still Think’ below: