The future never came.
The year 2000 arrived, a new millennium was born, and yet we were not greeted with hover-boards.
Our computers did not sprout legs and profess to love us.
Enter Chrome Canyon.
If we can indeed recover yesterday’s fantasy of what tomorrow would (should) be, then Chrome Canyon is the temporal technician for the job.
The solo project of New York artist Morgan Z, Chrome Canyon creates analog synth-powered epics that move between eras, past and ages imagined to create the perfect score for an alternate now.
Morgan’s formative music memories were beamed in through the living room TV set — Vangelis’ Blade Runner score, Wendy Carlos via Tron, Giorgio Moroder’s work on Cat People. He spent his youth on the outskirts of southern California’s San Fernando Valley.
His folks had him on piano by 6. At 16, he moved into that same living room and gave his bedroom over to housing his collected gear.
Somewhere between the avant-garde compositions he wrote while studying jazz at NYC’s New School, a college job selling keyboards at Sam Ash in Times Square, and the satirical sex-funk band he founded on the side, his destiny was taking shape.
For three years, Morgan played in the glammy electro outfit Apes & Androids, but when that ended, he retreated to his private Brooklyn studio where he began to amass analog synthesizers at an obsessive rate.
ELEMENTAL REMIXES is a forthcoming remix album coming out on Stones Throw, featuring the songs of ELEMENTAL THEMES remixed by the likes of Peaking Lights, Tomas Barfod, Gavin Rusom, Mike Simonetti, ATTAR!, Matthewdavid, Airbird, Eclectic Method, Saarid, Freak You, and Chateau Marmont.
It is rare to find the synthetic and futuristic atmosphere from Blade Runner, but yet the Chateau Marmont remix gives here his whole dimension to this fabulous piece.
Listen and Download for Free: Generations (Chateau Marmont Remix)
Watch Chrome Canyon’s Generations video from Scion Av here: