Crystal Castles return with a second self-titled album, embracing a more direct pop sound while retaining the sharp edges that made their debut so compelling.
Nevertheless, Crystal Castles is much better than you might expect, given that the album is often roundly criticized for ‘lacking depth’, or downright hated. Here’s hoping at least a few of you might be convinced otherwise.
The first Crystal Castles album without vocalist Alice Glass is also the first safe album from an act that once would have recoiled at such a thought. So Kath’s first Glass-less Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles is the debut studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles; at the time of its release, the group consisted of producer Ethan Kath and singer Alice Glass. The two met each other in 2004 and both had an interest in noise music acts like AIDS Wolf .
It’s no doubt that “Crystal Castles” is an enjoyable listen yet it loses its replay value quickly. The upbeat yet intense atmosphere of the music can be catchy and groovy but the album recycles the same sound over and over again until it is drilled into your brain.
While Crystal Castles, their 2008 self titled album, flirted with chiptune beats and occasionally harsh vocals, the new Crystal Castles is raw, heavy, dark and aggressive. At the hands of The Rapture and DFA 1979, that dance-punk scene has been played out since 2003 New York.
Sonically, Amnesty (I), the first non-self-titled Crystal Castles album and follow-up to 2012’s , offers many of the same thrills as past CC albums. There’s an overall wildness about its front
When you get down to the heart of Crystal Castles’ music, it is without question intended for the dance floor. When you detect some tranquility in the material, there is an even stronger force
17 rows · However, Crystal Castles go wider and deeper on the rest of the album, teetering between …
Review Summary: CC2 is just the kind of sophomore release you want to see from an artist, with Glass and Kath finding new grounds for their music while still sounding like a Crystal Castles album. Crystal Castles seems to be a pretty fitting name for the duo.
Crystal Castles headlined the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2011 in the United Kingdom while singer Alice Glass suffered from a broken ankle. 2012–14: Crystal Castles (III) and Alice Glass’ departure. In March 2012, Crystal Castles announced their relocation to Warsaw to begin recording their third album.
Members: Ethan Kath, Edith Frances
Aug 19, 2016 · after all the drama and anticipation the brand new forth as a band and first with new vocalist CRYSTAL CASTLES’ record called ‘AMNESTY (I)’ is finally here.
Crystal Castles II is the second studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles, released on May 24, 2010 by Fiction Records and Last Gang Records. The album was initially scheduled for release on the June 7, 2010; however, the release dates were moved forward after the album leaked online, thus a digital version of the album was released on April 23, 2010.