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New Music: Crystal Castles – Plague

“Plague” is a brand new track from Crystal Castles which, while it hasn’t been confirmed, is presumed to be taken from their forthcoming new album.

Crystal Castles (II) was a run away success, which spawned a series of massive hits and club anthems that actually managed to trouble the pop charts (well when Robert Smith jumped on board).

“Plague” isn’t a club banger, but it follows the latter album’s formula. The textures are more delicate and carefully constructed than on the band’s self-titled debut. Alice’s agression is used more sparing as she floats like a spectre deep in the mix. Speaking of the mix, this is some seriously murky 90s dance, and it’s the closest Crystal Castles have sounded to vintage trance, in well, forever.



Author: david

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