Liking all kinds of music, but especially various kinds of dub experementation, I had high hopes for this LP which I'd previously enjoyed tlistening to in chillout sessions in clubs up and down the UK.
I'm pleased to say I wasn't disappointed in hearing its transition from white label/dance floor to CD in the living room.
"Vegas" initially struck me as a cross between a grittier variation of the Higher Intelligence Agency's Two LPs "Colourform" and "Freefloater" and a smoother take on The Future Sound Of London (circa FSOL's ISDN, Dead Cities and their excursions as Amorphous Androgynous). However, the more I listen to it, the more I hear and the more I like it.
This CD takes ambient and techno and fuses it elegantly with drums and bass to produce something for dancing or just chillin out to. The sounds are almost exquisitely crafted, with a coarse, almost grainy edge that sidles alongside deep bass that goes through the floor before moving your internal-organs about. The 10 different tracks on Vegas are all very different and there's not a boring moment on the whole CD.
The Crystal Method clearly have a lot to say and this first LP is hopefully a showcase for future world domination.