The Crystal Method (CD)


The Crystal Method

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Amoeba Review

01/13/2014

Twenty years down the road from the release of their first single, "America's answer to the Chemical Brothers" have outgrown the narrative trappings of their roots and find themselves full grown, an institution of American stadium ready electronic music. Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have always worked within the carefully ecstatic ebbs, flows and drops of electronic music, always on a massive, radio-friendly scale, making their brand of EDM some sort of analogue to fist pumping arena rock. While in the '90s, this methodology got them compared to the Chemical Brothers or Fat Boy Slim, in 2014, it seems more aligned with current trends in radio-dubstep and the kind of anthemic electronic and sample based music championed by acts like the Qemists or even RJD2, replete with star studded vocal spots, and a Grammy nomination under their belt. The new self-titled album comes on the heels of Kirkland's recent brain surgery and shows a renewed vigor and relevance. Their incorporations of dubstep and icy arpeggiation feels contemporary but not strained, a fitting dressing for the sort of emotions the duo has always activated. Fans of the band's early output as well as new fans should enjoy the album's dramatic trills and swells, all anchored by an expert understanding of how to keep a dance floor moving.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Emulator
The Crystal Method 05:13
2.
Over It
The Crystal Method 03:14
3.
Sling The Decks
The Crystal Method 04:50
4.
Storm The Castle
The Crystal Method 04:22
5.
110 To The 101
The Crystal Method 05:46
6.
Jupiter Shift
The Crystal Method 05:03
7.
Dosimeter
The Crystal Method 06:16
8.
Grace
The Crystal Method 05:06
9.
Difference
The Crystal Method 04:04
10.
Metro
The Crystal Method 01:26
11.
After Hourse
The Crystal Method 03:52

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