“We’re settling into autumn. The clocks have gone back but the dark nights are still just about warm enough to leave the wool at home. There’s a storm forecast. It’s dry but the wind’s picking up. You’re on your bike, kinda pissed and feeling reckless. There’s no one to call and you laugh, speeding towards oncoming traffic. All you can really see is the headlights. Pedals and swerves; a midnight dance. Horns blow, death inches closer and it all feels like fun and games. Of course you make it home in one piece. Spared again. Because as much as you don’t give a toss, destiny knows better.”
London residing, Franco-Canadian Chloé Raunet aka C.A.R. 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. Playful, machine-driven and dark, C.A.R.’s music travels between glacial electronica, post-punk and warming, introspective pop, all emanating from a self- confessed crush on too many genres.
This the first new material to emerge from Raunet under her C.A.R. moniker since last year’s triumphant and critically acclaimed PINNED album - her first outing on Ransom Note Records. Growing with confidence and maturity with every release, her output continues to expand in both ambition and depth, exploring the outer reaches of left of centre pop.
Taking on the mantle of producer, singer, and songwriter once again, Pressure Drop sees her delve deeper into the shimmering, layered world of synth-laden, shoegaze electronics she’s been hinting at on previous outings.
“In the loneliness...”
We’ve kept the remix action short but sweet this time around - e.g. not 14 remixes of one record. Uber remixer extraordinaire Suzanne Kraft re-treats Raunet’s vocals, twisting the track into a brooding, bubbling, late-night, dance floor thing of beauty.
“Stop my heart it runs ahead, like a dog it barks, roll over, play dead.”
Second original track on the EP ‘Suture’ sees her explore the further depths of Raunet’s soul, refining her palette with glimmering, claustrophobic electronics.
This new material - packed with intricate left turns and tiny details flickering away at the edge of hearing - has been mixed by Daniel Avery collaborator Ghost Culture and mastered by Keith ‘Radioactive Man’ Tenniswood.
There’s a whole lot more to come from C.A.R. Watch this space.
released November 8, 2019
Written and composed by Chloé Raunet.
Additional arrangements by Rupert Cross.
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)....more