Stunning in Parts,
This review is from: Crystal Castles [II] (Audio CD)
Crystal Castles came to my attention a couple of years ago with their distinctive high frequency sound and unique style. Their first offering showed lots of promise with a few very good tracks with the rest being largely experimental with lots of loops and some bizarre shouting.
The 2nd offering takes their sound to new level providing some outstanding tunes with the same Crystal Castles stamp but more mature than before. 'Vietnam' and 'Intimate' are progressive tunes that suck you in and take you somewhere else with their gorgeous melodies whilst 'Celestica' shows off the vocals. Tracks such as 'Years of Silence' are absolute belters that will get anyone moving around. These are my favourites but this is great album that mixes chilled bliss with energy. This has been one of my most played albums of the year. Cant wait to see them live!