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Old 11-10-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

I didn't really know what forum to put this in, but they were one of my favorite electronic acts and I'll be sad to see them go.

For those of you who haven't been exposed (which I assume is very few of you), they really sounded like no one else, at least on their first album. The only way I can really describe the sound of that record is that it was noisy, chip-tune influenced synth pop with a punk aesthetic. Their second album was less playful, darker, and more melodic, while the third record took a heavy witch house influence and dealt with themes of world oppression.

In the tweets announcing her departure from the duo (and thus breakup), she mentioned she would be pursuing a solo career. Which is interesting, although how much it will sound like Crystal Castles is really anybody's guess. I was under the impression that Ethan Kath was the one who was most responsible for the unique sounds they toyed with, but who knows?

Anyways, thoughts? (I have no idea what the opinion of CC is on this board yet so if I'm talking about a black sheep or something I'm sorry).

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Old 12-10-2014, 12:03 AM   #2
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

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For those of you who haven't been exposed (which I assume is very few of you), they really sounded like no one else...
that's kind of a funny thing to say considering the copyright issues and the uh.. "borrowing" of other people's music and calling it their own..

but i guess this memorial isn't the place for that.

but it was just an "accident"

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that's kind of a funny thing to say considering the copyright issues and the uh.. "borrowing" of other people's music and calling it their own..

but i guess this memorial isn't the place for that.

but it was just an "accident"

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Old 13-10-2014, 10:51 PM   #4
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

i think this happens often with projects like this

i doubt they came together as a singular idea or concept

it was more like

"hey you're a producer"

"hey you like...sing"

"okays lets do stuff"

but they were both still separate entities. even when referring to crystal castles they were always separated, it was never just "crystal castles"

considering that dude is a brutal producer he probably has other shit he is doing, same with her. she is like a zombie person. considering their departure from their chiptune/8bitcrushed whatever sound they moved to sludgey witch house kinda frontiers. maybe she is continuing that. pretty sure she was some if not all of the vocal content/writing etc.

this was inevitable me thinks.
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Old 14-10-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

She's addicted to everything which can addict so I'm not surprised they broke out. She was always the star of the show, Kath was responsible for the sound. I think she'll lost herself in drugs and he'll make new music with other musicians
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Old 15-10-2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

Have you heard any of Alice Glass's DJ sets though? They're killer. I'll PM you a link if you want (I can't post links yet).


I do agree that Ethan Kath's the real mastermind though. Guy had some crazy sounds and I'm sure he'll make some awesome music.
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Old 15-10-2014, 01:15 AM   #7
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I do not mind. Alice is great but I agree with @[Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
- she's a zombie girl, a zombie voice of Crystal Castles with Kath's soul, I do not find her as someone very creative (however, if you have some of her own music, you can send to me via PM), she was always doing show or just walking drunk around the scene
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Old 15-10-2014, 01:19 AM   #8
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

They seemed to be kind of a novelty act. I don't think they could of done too much more without sounding the same. I feel like they got the attention they did just because there was a kinda cute girl shouting all over the tracks. i don't see much going for her on her own. maybe ill have to check out her dj sets or something.. i don't know.
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

I've been a fan of them since 07 I think and even though it's sad that they are not going to make music together anymore I'm really looking forward to hear if Kath is going to do some solo work and remixes. There is something about Crystal Castles that makes me sort of depressed if I listen to them too much but nothing else brings me back to my teenage state of mind and the memories from those years like they do.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:49 PM   #10
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She's addicted to everything which can addict so I'm not surprised they broke out. She was always the star of the show, Kath was responsible for the sound. I think she'll lost herself in drugs and he'll make new music with other musicians
I don't even know if you're trolling or not with the addiction thing, where are you even getting this information? Just because someone is a little unusual doesn't mean they're automatically an addict of something.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:26 PM   #11
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

Yeah it's a shame, I loved the first album.

Do kinda agree with TamagoNoise7 though, not sure what or where else they would have gone.
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:55 PM   #12
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

i never even heard of em soooo
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I don't even know if you're trolling or not with the addiction thing, where are you even getting this information? Just because someone is a little unusual doesn't mean they're automatically an addict of something.
Alice Glass does not strike me as unusual. Boring. But not unusual.

As for them breaking up.... Good! Their music is also boring... And unoriginal. Every track I've heard sounds like what people wrote when they were learning about sequencing in the 80s... Except that Depeche Mode actually wrote good music.

Honestly, if you rate these cunts... You have zero taste in good music.

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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

Even the name is unoriginal. I feel sorry for you people who refer to these people by their first names. Poor victims...

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For those of you who haven't been exposed (which I assume is very few of you)
Oh NOOOOOOOO!...don't assume it make an ass out of u and me.

I saw them at Coachella and listened to a few of their tracks. It was fun for a festival.

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Honestly, if you rate these cunts... You have zero taste in good music.
Good taste is really a subtle oxymoron. I mean your tastebuds do not taste the same as mine. Ya know? So how do my tastebuds know what your good is? LOL...yes I've had some wines.
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Good taste is really a subtle oxymoron. I mean your tastebuds do not taste the same as mine. Ya know? So how do my tastebuds know what your good is? LOL...yes I've had some wines.
This is super true. People are so quick to assume that there is a set standard of "good" that everyone likes and goes by but hey, everyones tastes are different. That's what makes unique people
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Re: Thoughts on Crystal Castles Breakup?

I've heard of them and i decided that i'm not interested anyway


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Even the name is unoriginal. I feel sorry for you people who refer to these people by their first names. Poor victims...
Das mean.

I'm listening to this poor excuse for noise right now (thanks, thread) but as a connoisseur of nonsensical fuckery myself, I firmly believe it's in the eye of the beholder. It's not like we're talking about some polished J. Bieber garbage here.

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