The Crystal Ark – DFA white wizard Gavin Russom’s current musical focus – will precede a debut album with a single entitled We Came To (Versions).
Following the awesome gothic techno thump of his Black Meteoric Star project last year, Gavin Russom returns from a five week stint travelling through Brazil full of inspiration and yet another alias in The Crystal Ark. Much like the title, the prodigious nature of Russom’s musical mind evidently has little time for human needs such as sleep.
“The City Never Sleeps” is a typically intricate production that adds and strips layers of percussion, pulsing basslines wiggling synths and some hypnotic vocals from Viva Ruiz over the space of 12 minutes with spell binding results.
Review: Tony Poland