Emileigh Rohn

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Emileigh Rohn
Also known as Chiasm
Origin Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Genres Industrial, darkwave
Years active 1997–present
Labels COP International records
Website chiasm.org/

Emileigh Rohn is a solo artist who produces the electronic music project Chiasm sold by COP International records. She has released four albums; Disorder, Relapse, Reform and 11:11. Her music has featured on 12 compilation CDs, in the PC video game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines by Troika Games, on the CBS television series NCIS and in the independent film Extinguish released by Outsider Filmworks. The name Chiasm (Greek χίασμα, "crossing") comes from the biology term of the crossing of optic neurons in the brain that allow people to have continuous and peripheral vision (see Optic chiasm). Chiasm is produced in Detroit, United States.


At the age of five, Emileigh Rohn began taking piano lessons from her church organist, Mildred Benson, and eventually began singing solos in church. By the age of 13 she received a Casiotone keyboard and began experimenting with electronic music. In her final year of high school she joined an experimental/industrial performance art group called Inter Animi.

In the fall of 1997, while studying molecular biology in Detroit, Rohn joined Calvin P. Simmons in his project Dragon Tears Descending (DTD) as a keyboardist doing performances and supporting other bands. Rohn then left DTD and formed her own project Electrophoretic Transfer with sampling from Shane Terpening by 1998.

Chiasm began in 1998 when Rohn began to entirely produce her own music with her first demo CD named "Embryonic" completed in October. Her song "Bouncing Baby Clones" featured on a Detroit Electronica compilation CD, D[elEcTROnIc]T, in the spring of 1999. In October 1998, Rohn self-released her debut album, Embryonic on Rodent Recordings and promoted it with instrumental musicians not featured on the album.



Released in March 2001. A remix album with labelmate Threat Level 5, entitled "Divided We Fall", was also released in 2003. The track "Isolated" was later used in the NCIS episode "Marine Down" and the Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines computer game. The song "Formula" contains audio samples from Independence Day.


  1. Formula
  2. Chiasm 5.0
  3. Transparent
  4. Disorder
  5. Fight
  6. Liquefy
  7. Isolated
  8. Cold
  9. Enemy
  10. Someone


Released in May 2005.


  1. Embryonic
  2. Surrender
  3. Delay
  4. Rewind
  5. Still
  6. X-Ray
  7. Incision
  8. Phobic
  9. Needle
  10. Chosen Fate

BONUS TRACKS: Rewind (Floating Tears Mix by ZIA), Surrender (Dark Techno Mix by Threat Level)


Released in April 2006. Only available on iTunes.


  1. Prefrontal, Part 1
  2. Prefrontal, Part 2
  3. Prefrontal (Carphax Files Remix)
  4. Biomod "Seed" (Chiasm Mix)
  5. Biomod "Seed" (Piano Mix)
  6. A Girl Called Harmony
  7. Cryostat


Released in September 2008.


  1. Deny
  2. Soulprint
  3. Unity
  4. The Caffeine Cycle
  5. Reform
  6. A Section Of Time
  7. Deceivers
  8. Won
  9. Incubate
  10. Extinguish

Apple Island[edit]

Released in May 2009.


  1. Apple Island
  2. Fake Smile
  3. Major Tom (English version)
  4. Reform (Soil & Eclipse remix)
  5. Won (:10: remix)


Released in February 2012. Only available on iTunes.


  1. Don't Panic
  2. Obligatory 2.0
  3. Obligatory (DYM remix)
  4. Reliance (Eric Chamberlain Remix)
  5. Reliance (Red Flag Remix)


Released in October 2012.

  1. Petals
  2. Angry Tree
  3. I Want Some More
  4. The Sea
  5. Hideaway
  6. So Lost
  7. Draw A House
  8. Answer In My Mind
  9. Reliance
  10. Obligatory
  11. Space

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