Chaos In The CBD announce record label and release their own Accidental Meetings EP
Auckland-born, London-based duo CHAOS IN THE CBD are on a roll of fiery releases. Having put out music through Mule Musiq and Rhythm Section in the yesteryear, the energy they’ve poured into their creative cup is now overflowing, for they’ve just announced their very own record label – IN DUST WE TRUST, with longtime friend and collaborator JON SABLE.
Whether it’s a nod to the Chemical Brothers‘ 1995 hit or an ode to the soft crackling aesthetic of an aged vinyl being spun, In Dust We Trust will issue its first release next month with none other than Chaos In The CBD‘s latest four-track Accidental Meetings.
Heaving the flatlay of hands over dulcet keys of the younger end of a piano, the title track creeps in as a youthful curiosity. A lengthy prowl, it wanders in with a ricocheting snare drum, and embodies a soul relative to an old jazz hideaway bar.
Casting spotlight on the effortlessly cool female vocal, our “lady love” paves way for an urban approach to this myriad of jazzy accents, as a cleaner beat and attentive melody enter to heat up the space just that little bit more.
A power play of juxtapositioning, ‘North Pole Cafe’ gently gathers polar opposites and creates harmonisation through the balance of spectrum. Pairing whirlpools of elongated calming waves with disjointed flicks of squabbling synths, as well as stinging hits against blunter beats, the trajectory of the track is an inspection of perspective.
A lone nomad ventures through the weighty thickets of a colourful rainforest, as ‘United Identities’ eventually spits our persona out from the initial muted foliage into a jungly haven. As if to appear missing, a dial of morse code unsuccessfully rings out into the abyss, as our nomad blissfully connects with the tribal bongo findings and sprinkled percussion; leaving the bustle of an urbanised environment as his soul is engulfed by this wild sanctuary.
Possibly the most leisurely gift of Accidental Meetings, ‘Distorted Fields’ occupies a sense of paradise through its laissez-faire demeanour. Whilst this is voiced via the exotic details of our tropical beats and rich percussion, overridden by an oblivious melody just about ready to kick back and indulge in a cocktail under the sun, it’s the finer details whispered throughout, gathered with the almost urgent tempo, that send the illusive, contradictory sense of anxiety in its subtle will for escape.
Identifying the Accidental Meetings EP as an entire unit results in four tales of confronting oneself to either their inversion, or simply the unknown. With each meeting unsolicited and encountered by chance, it’s a study of the surprises that life will throw at you at any given time.
Chaos In The CBD will release their Accidental Meetings EP on vinyl this Valentines Day through their very own label, In Dust We Trust.
Words by Hannah Galvin.