Chem Waves Volume 1 is the title of the eight-song EP by LA”s Crown Plaza, the musical project of one Nima Kazerouni. Like so many stories begin, after ending a relationship of six years, Kazerouni found himself taking residence in his father’s back office at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The project name was taken from Crowne Plaza hotel whose bright lights shined bright outside. According to the bio, the collection of songs are a “reflection of his love loss, displacement, and overall new way of living.”
The video for “Reactor” was shot at Imperial Beach, a location where he spent a lot of time to escape the hustle and bustle of the airport. Directed by his friend Charles Mallison, it depicts the displacement felt by this emotionally traumatic time in Kazerouni’s life. You can find it below. The EP is out now and available on cassette via LA tape label Vanity Projects.