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Synthpop Fanatic Premieres "Away" Video From Chiasm, Industrial-Electronic Project

Synthpop Fanatic Premieres "Away" Video From Chiasm, Industrial-Electronic Project Featuring Collaborator John Fryer (Producer Behind Depeche Mode, NIN) Chiasm Premieres Music Video For New Single “Away” Via Synthpop Fanatic Here The Title Track From The Away EP Released June 5 On Industrial Label COP International To Be Followed By Full-Length Album Missed The Noise In 2020 Industrial-Electronic Project Of Emileigh Rohn Features Collaborator John Fryer (Black Needle Noise), The Legendary Producer Behind Depeche Mode, NIN

(Photo courtesy of Chiasm)

Industrial-electronic act Chiasm today releases the provocative music video for new single “Away,” premiered exclusively via Synthpop Fanatic. See the video here:

Of the new single, Synthpop Fanatic describes it as a “beautiful song featuring dense, stuttering electronics and Chiasm’s trademark ethereal vocals that shift into an echoing, high-pitched chorus.” The outlet also hails Chiasm “a massively overlooked talent in the industrial and dark electronic scene.”

The project of Detroit-based musician Emileigh Rohn, Chiasm has become known for cultivating lush, eclectic, eerily dystopian sonic landscapes with delicately balanced vocals for the past 20-plus years. The 5-song Away EP, led by the title track single, also features writing and musicianship from collaborator John Fryer (Black Needle Noise), the noted producer whose credits include Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, 4AD, Cocteau Twins and Love and Rockets.

The Away EP comes in advance of Chiasm’s full-length album, Missed The Noise, to be released later this year. Both will be released by COP International—the label home of Stabbing Westward, Deathline International and Suicide Queen.

(Away EP)

The newest release follows a long line of notable releases from Chiasm (established in 1997), including the 2001 album Disorder with the track “Isolated” that was featured in the television show NCIS as well as in the Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines computer game. Rohn has also collaborated with genre stars Attrition, Carphax Files, Jean-Marc Lederman, Third Realm, :10:, and Acclimate.

All of Rohn’s previous releases had been self-written, programmed, performed and produced in her Michigan studio known as the MausHaus. The music, and the project name (which refers to the optic chiasm, a crossing of optic neurons in the brain that allow people to have continuous and peripheral vision), are in dedication to her full-time career in the field of science.

Here is what the press has had to say about Chiasm:

"Emileigh Rohn's voice is somewhere between Bjork and kaRIN of Collide—soothing in sound and yet jarring in message” — Outburn Magazine

"What Kate Bush is to pop culture, Chiasm is to electronic music" — Zillo

"The often dismal character of the Motor City is known for inspiring a host of instrumental techno artists, but Chiasm (Emileigh Rohn) chooses to express her angst through very intimate and intense audio exorcisms that juxtapose her ethereal, haunting vocals and confrontational snarls with murky, minimalist industrial sounds. … An audio diary full of electro energy and honest emotion that gives the idea of 'girl power' a whole new spin" — CMJ

"Emileigh Rohn's music is one of the often overlooked treasures of the dark electro/industrial genre"— LiarSociety

(Photo courtesy of Chiasm) Find Chiasm Online




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