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Crossing Prior Street

by C.A.R.

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Reveller 03:53
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Sore Loser 03:07
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Distraction 04:16
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Slow Burner 03:45
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Drop Out 04:05
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The Canadian-born, London-based producer, songwriter and vocalist Chloé Raunet aka C.A.R. releases her third album, ‘Crossing Prior Street’, on Ransom Note Records. Full of bruised-but-ultimately-hopeful electronic art pop, the album tells Chloe’s story of escaping a broken childhood in Vancouver, and finding her way to the lonely streets of East London, at the tender age of 16.

An endorsement of the personal journey, ‘Crossing Prior Street’ is the sound of Raunet reconciling different sides of herself emotionally, artistically and sonically. The sparse production of minimal elements gives the album a direct punch. Booming drum machines, dissonant cold wave, skewed post punk and esoteric pop juxtapose but join in strange and interesting ways. Chloé cites this clash as a defining characteristic of the album, which was equally catalysed by her love of raw machine music and the catharsis of song.

Like the sun breaking through clouds, shining onto a grey rainy day, the album glistens. Although proudly pop, there’s nothing idealistic, fake or saccharine here, as Raunet captures realistic glimpses of beauty found in everyday life, mixed amidst the gloom.

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released March 27, 2020

All songs written & composed by Chloé Raunet
Except Flight And Pursuit by Indifferent Dance Centre
Steals The Dance, Drop Out & Just Like This co-composed with Rupert Cross
Additional arrangements by Rupert Cross
Mixed by James Greenwood
Mastered by Keith Tenniswood at Curved
Original photographs by Kate Green
Aerial photograph by Alexander Gold/Shutterstock.com
Artwork by Jesse Holborn

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C.A.R. London, UK

London residing, Franco-Canadian Chloé Raunet has been immersed in the world of post-punk, cold wave and her own brand of off-kilter synth-pop since the days fronting her band Battant. She’s now got a fully fledged solo project under the name C.A.R.
A fan of the weirder edges of electronic music, she also DJs and co-hosts the fortnightly 239EF show on NTS Radio (formally known as Latete Atoto).
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