Friday, December 10, 2010

Crystal Fighters - Star of Love (2010)

Finding cool music in Spain is complicated, or should I say was? This is because lately there have been a lot of amazing and creative people from Spain involved in interesting music projects (El Guincho, Delorean, Delafé y Las Flores Azules, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Russian Red and even cherry pop stuff like La Casa Azul), everyone in a different genre but screaming that they times are changing.

Crystal Fighters is one of those super talented newcomers of Spain, and you don't have to be afraid of them being too hipsters because they are in Kitsuné just like Yelle and other hipster Idols; but the thing about this band and this LP is that they really experiment with a lot of different rhythms and the mix makes something very appealing to a general public, something that you can dance in the club, but also that has exceptional quality, if Jools Holland sees it, then I guess it must be true.

This guys have very tropical percussion and mix them with reflective electronic dashes, calypso guitars, a mix of other tropical folk music and the range of electronic go from dance punk or shoegaze electronic stuff to crazy beats like if some dub step was about to happen. Not to mention that the singles are the worst songs in the LP and are still good.

This is a truly great example of what a creative mind when thinking on club scene, but also on the rescue of keeping party music interesting and not just fun.


1. Solar System
2. Xtatic Truth
3. I Do This Everyday
4. Champion Sound (Alternative Version)
5. In The Summer
6. At Home
7. At Home
8. I Love London
9. Swallow
10. With You
11. Follow

Rate: 7.8/10

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