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Dead Air for Radios

by Chroma Key

"DAFR is a virtual masterpiece by the former Dream Theater keyboardist, a multi-layered creation of sound and tone, oblique lyrics and ambient passages that will have you scratching your head in wonder for days after listening to it.." - Buzz Kuts
Genre: Electronic: Trip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Colorblind
4:52 album only
2. Even The Waves
6:33 album only
3. Undertow
4:49 album only
4. America The Video
4:32 album only
5. S.O.S.
5:25 album only
6. Camera 4
3:49 album only
7. On the Page
4:21 album only
8. Mouse
5:41 album only
9. Hell Mary
4:03 album only
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Album Notes
DEAD AIR FOR RADIOS (1998) was the first of three releases to date by Chroma Key AKA Kevin Moore

All three Chroma Key releases to date have been self-produced recorded in Moore's home studios, the location of which changes album to album. After leaving Dream Theater in 1996, Moore relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where much of the first album, 1998's Dead Air for Radios was written. 2000's You Go Now was written and recorded in Los Angeles, right before another move to Costa Rica, where Moore lived for 3 years. In Costa Rica he began writing and recording ideas for a new Chroma Key album, during the day producing a bi-weekly, activist, musical radio program for Radio for Peace International, a short wave station based in San Jose. Last year Moore released a compilation of the program - a mix of original music and politically volatile spoken word recordings - as a downloadable album on as The Memory Hole 1.

Long distance Memory Hole collaborator (and fellow CalArts graduate) Theron Patterson was teaching film and doing his own radio show in Istanbul when he invited Moore to visit and collaborate on a show last year. Soon after, Moore relocated to Istanbul and the pair began collaborating on new material for the weekly radio show Music Lab. Moore was also commissioned to score Turkey's first horror film, and the resulting soundtrack Ghost Book was released by InsideOut earlier this year.



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Daily food my mind......i'm adictted to this's like a holy book for me.....Undertow is a Subliem-song ,as all the rest....can't help it, totaly mesmerized........(it's a pitty i discovered it to late only 2 wks. ago)Grt. from: Aadjuh B. - Netherlands.

Derek, UDoaHS

An addictive mix of prog, electronica, and rock that defies categorization...
An addictive mix of prog, electronica, and rock that defies categorization. This is the kind of music I usually refer to as “hard-core-e-z-listening.” But never mind that, because Moore ’s mix of keyboards and thick texture combined with guitars and airy drumming is absolutely mesmerizing. Fans of Kevin Moore will recognize him as the original keyboardist for the amazing prog-metal band Dream Theater. He’s traded in crazy time-signatures and ridiculously technical arrangements for loads of ambience and very deep arrangements, and in this he’s been successful. Repeated listening reveals layer after layer of music that just buzzes in your brain. The standout example is track 4, “ America the Video.”

...8 out of 10...

Read the complete review at my website, UDoaHS.


I tought I had heard all the good music, and was about to loose all hope on ever hear good music again. I was just looking trough some CD's, when I found this. What ? Chroma Key, I didn't even now what it was :S Anyway, I put it on the CD player, and start lissening. OMG ! It's the best ever ! It's just so great !!! It must be like Nirvana when I lissen to their music. BUY THE CD !

Jairo Arroyave

One of the best records I\'ve ever listened in my life, and let me tell you, I have a very eclectic musical taste, ranging from progressive rock, jazz, trip-hop, electronica, death metal and industrial. If you like prog and trip-hop, this cd will be for sure one of the most valuable items of your collection. Kevin Moore, you\'re simply a genius!


Words cannot do it justice.
This is one of only two records to actually make me cry on the first listening. As a huge fan of Rupert Hines album Immunity, I have longed since the early 80's for an album that could carry the torch. This is it. This felt like finally coming home after a two-decade journey. Everything is in place, all the many layers of sound are perfect. Nothing else has gripped me this hard in the past decade. I'm not avoiding describing the music, by the way. I can't. You should hear it for yourself. Everyone should. If I could only keep three records and had to burn the rest of my collection, this would be one of the keepers. Someone MUST reissue this!


I agree with the link to Rupert Hine's Immunity - I just love this sort of music - thoughtful, complex and fine lyrics with some subtle humour - always a good sign. An excellent piece of work that I hope more people get to appreciate.

Drew Powers

Kevin Moore delivers a seamless, melodic album
This album was definitely a good buy. Each song has parts of it that seem so alive, and Moore's keyboard parts are so melodic and fitting. Although not previously known for his singing, Kevin Moore certainly has a fantastic voice, especially for the tones and moods he looks for in this album. GREAT ALBUM!