Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)

Song: Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)
Artist: Crystal Castles
Album: Baptism Single

So my friend Jorge had been trying to get my into Toronto's Crystal Castles but after a listen to their second self-titled album, I just wasn't convinced.  Producer Ethan Kath mixes hardcore house with experimental lo-fi sounds with the quite unpleasant "vocals" from singer Alice Glass... I just found it to be noisy and well... unlistenable.

I've been changing my tune a little as I'm really enjoying the Punks Jump Up remix of latest single "Baptism." It's some serious trancy house music with hard beats and the ah... "vocals" mixed fairly low.  I dig it.

So I thought it important to re-listen to the album and see what it is I was missing. (Or if I was right... it's total noise.)

Well, I was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of tracks I really did like.  Initial single "Celestica" (the only one that I liked at all form initial listen) really is beautiful and stellar, I also like the pounding of "Year of Silence," and the etherial "Suffocation."

I'm changing my tune on them a bit.  Anyone hear their first record?  Should I check out?  Also, any albums you listened to once and thought it was awful only to have it grow on you?


Baptism (Punks Jump Up Remix)



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