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'Flat White'
From Full Lengths To Individual Songs Part 4

Ivan David

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Chronographs are back with their fourth monthly single of the year.

After experiencing the singles from previous months the narrative has become more evident. The band are succeeding in capturing particular moments of their lives and portraying the emotional aspect of whatever personal situation they're involved in.

With four songs released you can look at the big picture more easily and see how the songs are acting as individual chapters of the same story.

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There is a huge contrast between 'Flat White' and their previous singles, especially last month's 'Porcelain', which was inspired by a moment of deep sadness and loss.

'Flat White' is the opposite, an upbeat tune product of joyful moments with a celebratory vibe and a positive approach. Structure-wise it is more straight-forward and simple, with individual sections remaining detailed and somewhat complex.


I always find interesting when musicians are able to translate their ideas to a simpler language, especially in the Progressive Music world. The vocal melodies are instrumental here, catchy and memorable as always but serving the 'summer' vibe of the song.

Chronographs are able to portray both sadness and happiness effectively and honestly. Their individual songs are different in feel and character but they are a product of the same collective mind. Different intentions by the same group of musicians. Different emotions from the same entity.

Check Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the Chronographs journey and download 'Flat White' for free at

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Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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