Crystal Drive Announces Debut, Self-Titled LP, Out April 20th via Jett Plastic/Fonoflo
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Crystal Drive announces debut, self-titled album, due out April 20th via Jett Plastic Recordings/Fonoflo Records. The album is currently available for pre-order on limited-edition vinyl.
What the critics are saying:
"From the pitch wheel bends of 'Only for the Money' to the Gary Numan-esque sweeps and squalls on 'Chemical Children,' Crystal Drive doesn’t just smile and nod to the influences of classic synth pop—he’s created something that sounds less like a nostalgic recreation and more like the real thing." – Mark Deming, REVUE/AllMusic
About Crystal Drive:
As the drummer of the Lansing, Michigan-based psych-punk band Peoples Temple, George Szegedy co-produced a string of lo-fi LPs on HoZac Records praised by the likes of Pitchfork, NME and UNCUT.
With Peoples Temple on an extended hiatus, Szegedy—under the new moniker CRYSTAL DRIVE—has gone in a totally new direction on his self-produced, self-titled debut solo album. This 12-song full length, pressed on both white and blue vinyl by Jett Plastic Recordings, presents an authentic blend of electronic-pop majesty and raucous, yet angular, synth-rock precision.
Szegedy, who supplied all vocals and most of the instrumentation on the LP, said he utilized an assortment of throwback organs and synthesizers on the new LP. The results created an otherworldly sonic universe.