The solo project of Wisconsin producer/drummer Jordan Cohen, Chants resurfaces with his third full-length album 'We Are All Underwater,' due out October 30th on Seattle-based label Hush Hush. Over the two years that have passed since his sophomore album 'I Feel Like I Feel It' (Hush Hush), Chants has continued to captivate ears with his unique style through steady remix work and contributions to the 'Heterotopia' compilation series (curated by L.A. left-field club label Astral Plane Recordings). Earlier this year, one of his kalimba-driven productions made its way to emerging Milwaukee MC WebsterX for his breakout single “Doomsday,” an underground sensation that quickly gained critical recognition and introduced his sound to a new audience.
All of these varied creations paved the way for 'We Are All Underwater,' a mesmerizing album and summation of Chants’ multifaceted sound. Exploring both immersive, introspective textures and more physical beats geared for club speakers, Chants has found a harmonious equilibrium between these two disparate styles. The opening two tracks quickly indicate this balance, the loose and cinematic instrumental “We Are” leading into “All Underwater,” a shape-shifting future pop anthem that features vocals from... more
Additional musicians: Tony Barba - bass clarinet on "We Are" Mereki Beach - vocals on "All Underwater" and "Gossamer" Riley Lake - vocals on "Halogen" Boom Forest - vocals on "Burbling" and "Oxygen Loops" Jentri Colello - vocals on "Blue Holes" Frank Matin Lawrence - guitar on "Oxygen Loops"