Crystal Stilts - Alight Of Night

Alight Of Night

Crystal Stilts

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 11 tracks £11.99 Out of stock.
CD Album 11 tracks £9.99
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £7.50
Download Album (flac) 13 tracks £7.50
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Crystal Stilts - Alight Of Night

Following on from their great EP on Woodsist and a summer of packed shows and increasing anticipation, we are very proud to bring you Alight of Night, an album that more than delivers on the promise of their early singles. So what's it like, you ask? There is a definite flavor of Velvet Underground to be had, but Crystal Stilts' spectral avant-garage also takes in such far-flung references as: the spooked 60s Texas psych of 13th Floor Elevators and Red Crayola, the gothic blues/punk howl of Gun Club, the dark, experimental DIYism of early Flying Nun/Xpressway groups Pin Group and Plagal Grind, and a post-punk minimalism that brings to mind early Rough Trade and Factory releases. There is definitely a strong pop element as well, with the buzzsaw bubblegum of early Mary Chain b-sides and Meat Whiplash coming to mind.

These are all just rough points of reference, though -- Alight of Night is far more than just the sum of the bands influences. From the twang 'n' echo of "Crystal Stilts" to the primal pop stomp of "Prismatic Room" and the lovely jangle of "Shattered Shine," the band always adds something extra and unique to the mix, whether it's a fleeting dash of harmonica, a hypnotic organ line or just an amazing guitar sound. There is a unity of purpose at work here, a special mood conjured by the sounds, production and sequence of songs that lifts this album into the realm of the classics, and reveals new twists and turns on each listen.

Like all great albums, every piece just sits in exactly the right place, each song builds on the last and by the end you couldn't imagine changing anything about it at all. Eerily familiar but totally now, Alight of Night is a brilliantly haunting slice of rock primitivism.

LP contains code to download 2 exclusive Crystal Stilts session tracks

Reviews

“With their debut album Alight of Night, these brooding New York rockers separate themselves from the pack!” – Spin

"These are weird pop songs you clap your hands along to. They pile a rockabilly riff and
nursery school melodies onto a revved-up bass line and sweet surfy 60s organ riff on top of
minimalist percussion." – Pitchfork

“One of the year's best albums! – Brooklyn Vegan

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (ARC044)
  1. Crystal Stilts - The Dazzled
  2. Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
  3. Crystal Stilts - Graveyard Orbit
  4. Crystal Stilts - Prismatic Room
  5. Crystal Stilts - The SinKing
  6. Crystal Stilts - Departure
  7. Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine
  8. Crystal Stilts - Verdant Gaze
  9. Crystal Stilts - Bright Night
  10. Crystal Stilts - Spiral Transit
  11. Crystal Stilts - The City In The Sea
CD Album (ARC044CD)
  1. Crystal Stilts - The Dazzled
  2. Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
  3. Crystal Stilts - Graveyard Orbit
  4. Crystal Stilts - Prismatic Room
  5. Crystal Stilts - The SinKing
  6. Crystal Stilts - Departure
  7. Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine
  8. Crystal Stilts - Verdant Gaze
  9. Crystal Stilts - Bright Night
  10. Crystal Stilts - Spiral Transit
  11. Crystal Stilts - The City In The Sea
Download Album (ARC044D)
  1. Crystal Stilts - The Dazzled
  2. Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
  3. Crystal Stilts - Graveyard Orbit
  4. Crystal Stilts - Prismatic Room
  5. Crystal Stilts - The SinKing
  6. Crystal Stilts - Departure
  7. Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine
  8. Crystal Stilts - Verdant Gaze
  9. Crystal Stilts - Bright Night
  10. Crystal Stilts - Spiral Transit
  11. Crystal Stilts - The City In The Sea
  12. Crystal Stilts - The Dazzled (session version)
  13. Crystal Stilts - Shattered Shine (session version)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The Dazzled 3m 55s £0.75
2 Crystal Stilts 2m 55s £0.75
3 Graveyard Orbit 3m 24s £0.75
4 Prismatic Room 3m 34s £0.75
5 The SinKing 2m 33s £0.75
6 Departure 4m 27s £0.75
7 Shattered Shine 2m 50s £0.75
8 Verdant Gaze 2m 7s £0.75
9 Bright Night 2m 23s £0.75
10 Spiral Transit 3m 44s £0.75
11 The City In The Sea 5m 0s £0.75
12 The Dazzled (session version) 3m 28s £0.75
13 Shattered Shine (session version) 2m 44s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £7.50
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 The Dazzled 3m 55s £0.75
2 Crystal Stilts 2m 55s £0.75
3 Graveyard Orbit 3m 24s £0.75
4 Prismatic Room 3m 34s £0.75
5 The SinKing 2m 33s £0.75
6 Departure 4m 27s £0.75
7 Shattered Shine 2m 50s £0.75
8 Verdant Gaze 2m 7s £0.75
9 Bright Night 2m 23s £0.75
10 Spiral Transit 3m 44s £0.75
11 The City In The Sea 5m 0s £0.75
12 The Dazzled (session version) 3m 28s £0.75
13 Shattered Shine (session version) 2m 44s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (13 tracks) £7.50
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section