Our Very Own Jake Orlick Weighs in On the New Crystal Castles Album
these are my thoughts right now,
The crystal castels are in there jr. album and after making us wait what seems like 20 years, they have not let us down. (III) is a fully matured and expirenced crystal castles with slow melodic songs like “child I will hurt you” but they also have the heart pumping electronic Jams like “telepath.”
As far as I am concerned we are not just listing to another album, and not only are we listening to something uniquely new. we are literally listening into the future. Crystal castels is probably considered an electronic alternative band, but they are truly so much more then just that. with techno samples house beats and hip-hop cymbal rides, the crystal castles embody a fusion of a multitude of genres, prefect for me an a generation of my peers grown up in a time of constant exposure to many different types of music.
(III) is truly a dynamic accomplishment. They have songs that you can rage face too, but at the same time they offer songs that you can listen to at a low volume, that you can just mellow out and chill to.
Even though the crystal castles rely heavily on synths and computer generated sounds, that accompany the female vocals. There albums are not without a message. Each song transitions fluidly into the next creating a linear line of order of their track selection. There titles have always been discomforting to hear, but songs like “wrath of God,” and “young violence” contain a discernable amount of social commentary. Uncovering truths and breaking down binaries of a traditional and often unfulfilling music industry. What you they are trying to say is up for your own interpretation of course.
Every song on this Cd is different, and awesome. Whether you are listening to it on your headphones or slapping it as loud as it can possibly can go, this album delivers on multiple levels.
At this point It doesn’t matter what you think of it, it just matters that you are listening to it. Listening to anything else right now, I would consider to be a waste of time.
-Jake Orlick, PR Director
Avant-garde criticism, ladies and gentlemen.