Crystal Castles

«request by Nightbuilder»
from: Toronto, Canada
genre: Electro / Experimental

Crystal Castles' music is easily recognized by their heavy use of samples and distorted female vocals. Crystal Castles does not in fact use a modified keyboard with an Atari 5200 sound chip as an oscillator, as it is frequently claimed. Their musical style has been described as having "ferocious, asphyxiating sheets of warped two-dimensional Gameboy glitches and bruising drum bombast pierce [the] skull with sheer shrill force, burrowing deep into the brain like a fever". Indie music review website, Pitchfork, gave a positive review of Crystal Castles' remix of "Leni" by GoodBooks, and described the style as "pitch-shifted vocal snippets [that] ricochet like pinballs around Crystal Castles' patented 8-bit synths".

Crystal Castles - Alice Practice EP (2006)
audio: 320 kbps

1. Alice Practice
2. Dolls
3. Air War
4. Love and Caring


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Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (2008)
audio: 320 kbps

1. Untrust Us
2. Alice Practice
3. Crimewave
4. Magic Spells
5. xxzxcuzx Me
6. Air War
7. Courtship Dating
8. Good Time
9. 1991
10. Vanished
11. Knights
12. Love and Caring
13. Through the Hosiery
14. Reckless
15. Black Panther
16. Tell Me What to Swallow


Crystal Castles - Crimewave (2008)
12 inch (Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH)
audio: 320 kbps

1. Crimewave (Album Version)
2. Crimewave (Sinden Remix)
3. Crimewave (La Riots Remix)
4. Crimewave (Keith Remix)



Crystal Castles - Vanished (Mr. Vega Remix)

Crystal Castles - Air War (Nyteowl Galactic Funk mix)
Crystal Castles - Trash Hologram
Crystal Castles - Vanished (Nasty Nav remix)
Crystal Castles vs. Health - Crimewave (Lazrtag remix)
Crystal Castles vs. Health - Crimewave (Lazrtag Harder remix)
Crystal Castles - Alice Practice (Futurecop! remix)
Crystal Castles - Air War (Ryan Laser remix)
Crystal Castles - Untrust Us (Trash Trash version)
Crystal Castles vs. Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches

White Lies - Death (Crystal Castles remix)
Liars - It Fit When I Was A Kid (Crystal Castles remix)
The Whip - Divebomb (Crystal Castles remix)

1 comment:

ahem said...

Crystal Castles does not in fact use a modified keyboard with an Atari 5200 sound chip as an oscillator, as it is frequently claimed - they steal everything from unknown underground artists.