Glimpse of Heaven

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PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN for a somber, yet uplifting, sonic mélange of dub, industrial, shoegaze, dream pop, and numerous other styles of beautiful rhythm-focused music. Chasms somehow blends all of these sounds seamlessly, providing an ideal soundtrack for working, reading, chilling in bed while nodding your head, or pretty much any chillout activity. And, this is some seriously sick looking wax. Enjoy!

Pink and blue swirl wax, limited to 750

Hawaii-born, LA-based musician, singer, producer and professional mastering engineer Jess Labrador, AKA Chasms makes deeply personal work that has always felt like an unveiling.

Following 2019’s ‘The Mirage,’ which was a dark, dubby meditation on grief and loss, this new album is both familiar and different. The third full-length under the Chasms name, 'Glimpse of Heaven' trades in washes of reverb for starker moments of closeness and intimacy. An exploration of the personal inventory and reckoning necessary to move forward in life, the album considers not only how we relate to the world, but more importantly how we relate to ourselves.

While always distinct, you could previously detect post-punk, shoegaze, and dub sensibilities in the music. Dreamy drift tethered by skittered beats, airy vocals, and melancholic melodies are here like previous efforts too. However, at the same time, Labrador steps into new territory with an expanse of vaporous synths and samples, adding to the project’s ethereal electronic pop and dubwise pulse. Lush guitars glisten throughout the album, but this time only in sparse, disciplined embellishments. ‘Glimpse of Heaven’ is a fully realized version of Chasms beyond its influences; to say that this is a seamless evocation of such disparate sounds as Massive Attack, Basic Channel, Sade, Seefeel and Dif Juz is to say it is wholly unique.