John Chantler is an Australian musician and organiser living in Stockholm, Sweden, belonging to the family of artists released by Lawrence English’s Room 40 label.
Chantler’s work tends to revolve around his modular synth set up, which is put through its paces in performative and recording environments. This is often augmented with organ and additional instrumentation and samples, concluding in richly diverse sound palettes that tread into the ethereal and the obscure. The recent ‘Falling Forward’ release is a case in point, expressing melodies that do not exist in a mono-dimensional vacuum, rather they co-exist in a meshed framework of dynamic timbral layers.
Chantler’s more recent material draws on a domestic reimagining of the traditions of studio based electronic music / musique concrete and 20th century minimalism and delivers this with brash revitalized energy.[Supported by Konstnärsnämnden — the Swedish Arts Grants Committee]