III (stylized as (III)) is the third studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles, released on November 7, 2012 by Fiction Records and Polydor Records. Production was handled by Ethan Kath, with additional production by Jacknife Lee. Produced entirely by Ethan Kath, III was recorded in Berlin and Warsaw, and mixed in London. The album addresses the theme of oppression, with the musicians using different pedals and keyboards to create a diverse "palette of sound".
Last Gang Records, Lies Records, Last Gang Records. 음 참조: (III), CD, Album, B0017777-02. Crystal Castles played the best show I saw all year in 2013. And this album is awesome. Yet somehow the music generates powerful feelings of violence, but also beauty and wonder. This level of brilliance is usually an omen of suicide: CRYSTAL CASTLES PLEASE NEVER LEAVE US. Compared to their previous albums, this is a deeper, more consistent groove. Heavier on the new wave, video game melodies, it cuts a tighter path between thrash and pop anthem (more or less avoiding.
Listen free to Crystal Castles – (III) (Plague, Kerosene and more). Crystal Castles are back with their third full length, the appropriately titled III, produced entirely by Ethan Kath. We Wanted the new album to sound like a completely different and new experience," explains Ethan. Any keyboards and pedals used on I or II were traded for different keyboards and pedals so that there would be a new palette of sounds to work with. We wouldn't allow any computers near the studio, everything had to be recorded to tape.
Crystal Castles songs could once be split into two camps, the "pretty" ones and the "aggressive" ones. III) is by a large margin the most focused record by the band, and frontwman Alice Glass' lyrics take on a new importance. Crystal Castles seem to operate in a perpetual state of confrontation, conflict, and stress. That works in their favor as they face a new and strange set of challenges on their third album: Their brand of dark electro has proven so influential in recent years that it's put them in danger of sounding normal in 2012.
a b "Crystal Castles delay release of new album 'III' to November 12" NME Time Inc UK October 18, 2012 Retrieved October 24, 2012. "Crystal Castles push new album release to November" NME Time Inc UK September 19, 2012 Retrieved October 22, 2012. a b Louche, Liz September 27, 2012 "Crystal Castles announce new album, tourdates, ongoing depression" Tiny Mix Tapes Retrieved October 22, 2012. a b c d Minsker, Evan; Pelly, Jenn September 26, 2012 "Crystal Castles Announce New Album, III" Pitchfork Retrieved October 22, 2012. "Crystal Castles – Plague" SoundCloud July 25, 2012 Retrieved October 24, 2012. "Crystal Castles – Wrath Of God" SoundCloud September 26, 2012 Retrieved October 24, 2012.
For me, Crystal Castles III wasn’t as much a drop in form as it was a band maintaining their ability to release good, even great, records that just don’t quite hit perfection like they could. Lead single Plague opens the record where Crystal Castles left off: in utter despair and fear of the future, as music’s indie darling screams, I have the plague in a desperate and fearful tone. Album closer Child I Will Hurt You doesn’t, tonally, resemble the darkness of its title at all, rather it takes all the unsettling emotion we were struggling with for every other track on the record, and flips it on its head with an elegant, sensitive track that wouldn’t be out of place on a Beach House record. That being said, it still suffers from Crystal Castles’ tendency to drag their tracks on and on when in reality they should be executed in a manner more similar to punk songs.
With their third studio album, Crystal Castles mine beauty and solace from the depths of darkness and violence. The darkwave duo's (III) opens with Plague, in which Ethan Kath layers haunting electronic textures over stabbing beats before Alice Glass’ icy vocals provide a comforting contrast. There’s a similar duality in the following Kerosene, where Kath’s production yields an unsettling backdrop of pointy tones playing at anxiety-building tempos. This builds into a nightmarish darkness balanced against Glass’ alleviating coos, which sound as if she’s whispering to us from under bed.
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