Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (III)
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Release date: 08 November 2012
An astonishing debut from the Canadian digital noiseniks
“I like to piss people off,” Alice Glass told NME back in February. “We want people to feel nauseous.” It was a mission statement which Crystal Castles have fulfilled. And then some. Their debut seven-inch, ‘Alice Practice’, certainly drew a line in the scene. A scabrous three-minute headfuck of colliding synths, banshee vocals and wirey distortion, it served notice that Crystal...
- May 2, 2008
Radio playlisted, exploring their spiritual side – have the digipunk pinups gone soft? No fear...
- May 3, 2010
The electro-punk noise marauders and their new friends bring the (white) noise to the capital. Electric Ballroom (September 18)
- Oct 3, 2008
Death disco + party-startin' punk + sunshine pop + widescreen majesty = a perfect opening night. Carling Academy, Oxford (May 2)
- May 15, 2008
Ethan and Alice set for 10-date gig run
Self-titled second album had been set for June release
Electro duo to hit the road in August
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (III): Wikipedia Album Entry
Crystal Castles are back with their third full length, the appropriately titled III, produced entirely by Ethan Kath. “We Wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience,” explains Ethan.
“Any keyboards and pedals used on I or II were traded for different keyboards and pedals so that there would be a new palette of sounds to work with. We wouldn’t allow any computers near the studio, everything had to be recorded to tape. We’d limit ourselves to one take because we believe the first take is the rawest expression of an idea.”
Together the Canadian duo has conjured up a collection of songs that are as raw as they are well rounded. As III unfolds, each track will take you to greater heights and equal lows, as you enter the sometimes afflicted, and often polarized world that is Crystal Castles.
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