Chroma Key

Onetime Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore left that band after three albums to pursue his own project, Chroma Key. Stripping away the metallic elements of Dream Theater's sound, Chroma Key is more influenced by '70s prog-rock and early-'80s synth-pop, particularly the most ethereal, ambient-flavored components of each -- artists like Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, and Talk Talk's Mark Hollis. The first Chroma Key project was recorded with Fates Warning rhythm section Joey Vera (bass) and Mark Zonder (drums), as well as guitarist Jason Anderson; titled Dead Air for Radios, it was released in 1998 in Europe and the following year in the U.S. on Fight Evil Records. For his next record as Chroma Key, Moore enlisted programmer/co-producer Steve Tushar and David Gilmour-influenced guitarist Dave Iscove; the result, You Go Now, appeared in late 2000, after which Moore relocated to Costa Rica. ~ Steve Huey

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