If you like acts such as Mackintosh Braun, Junior Boys, Gentle Touch and the Radio Dept. you should definitely check out Cinnamon Chasers. It's the solo-project of UK-based Russ Davies (aka ABAKUS) and last year he released the debut album "A Million Miles From Home" which is a masterpiece. It got great reviews and it's well worth all the praising. Shortly after that he released the great EP "The Elements" and it was as good as the album.
But even if many radio stations and newspapers liked Cinnamon Chasers it was quite few blogs who picked this up. I believe that Cinnamon Chasers need more blog love and therefore this post is made.
You can feel that the music in inspired from something dreamy and wonderful. The album "A Million Miles From Home" are said to be inspired by legendary movie "The Neverending Story". You can also hear influences from early masters such as Moroder and Jean-Micheal Jarre. The result is brilliant to my ears. By using guitars in some of his tracks together with dreamy synth sounds it gives Cinnamon Chasers a sound of his own.
Here are some assorted tracks from the album, the EP and from the the single "Modern Love/End Story. And buy everything with Cinnamon Chasers at Beatport. But start out with this fine video to "Luv Deluxe".
Cinnamon Chasers - End Story
Cinnamon Chasers - Minimalia
Cinnamon Chasers - Candle Lights
Cinnamon Chasers - Luv Deluxe
Cinnamon Chasers - The World Is Yours
Cinnamon Chasers - Ultraviolent
Cinnamon Chasers - Wishing for the Fire
One of those who got the attention for Cinnamon Chasers was another newcomer last year, Diamond Cut, who came from nowhere and made brilliant sound with the synthesizer in a lot of great remixes and beacuse of that he's one of my favourites. Here are two great remixes from him of Cinnamon Chasers and I especially adore the work he had put into "I Like Watching You", tremendous job!
Cinnamon Chasers - I Like Watching You (Diamond Cut Remix)
Cinnamon Chasers - Luv Deluxe (Diamond Cut Remix)
And to finish this post I can also announce that Cinnamon Chasers also make great remixes himself, this one of German Florian Kruse is a great one.
Florian Kruse - Be Active (Cinnamon Chasers Remix)