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Chilly Gonzales, Jarvis Cocker - Room 29 makes Under the Radar magazine's 'Top 100 Albums of 2017'

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2017 was a damn fine year for music, which helped get Under the Radar magazine all through the anxiety of the daily news cycle. Here they present their favorite 100 albums from the tens of thousands full-lengths released in the last 12 months. Coming in at #49 was Chilly Gonzales and Jarvis Cocker - Room 29 on DG.

Standing at the west end of Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, the Chateau Marmont hotel has seen many a famous and infamous guest pass through its doors since it opened in 1929. A 2012 stay in one of its second-floor rooms inspired British lyricist and singer Jarvis Cocker to look into its history and led to this collaborative project with multi-faceted Canadian pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales. Room 29, a 21st-century song cycle, is set for release on Deutsche Grammophon on 17 March. Gonzales' score and Cocker's lyrics conjure up the lives of some of Room 29's previous occupants, as well as shining a light on the glittering fantasy and often bleak reality of Hollywood.