Metamorphia wrote:The Chromatics have grown on me but I honestly found it kinda jarring and nothing like Julee Cruise's music. The Cruise songs had the great ability to pull you out of time and place, as though they existed in a bubble or something. I do not get that at all from the Chromatics - it's very 2017 to me and won't age very well.
For what it's worth they've sounded like that going all the way back to at least 2007. I think I might have said this already but I can't remember...they have an 80s vibe to their sound, and that 80s synth thing has already made its comeback in all manner of genre films in the past five + years. So it's reminiscent of a sound that was already popular in the 80s and also currently resurging today (Johnny Jewel did the original soundtrack for Drive, though it ended up not being used in the film, replaced by Cliff Martinez's very retro score). Maybe I'm just speaking as a fan of that kind of sound, but in a way it does feel timeless to me, or at least nostalgic.