Sat Apr 6 2019

9:30 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Zydeco

2001 15th Ave. South Birmingham, AL 35205

$18.00

Ages 18+

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The Crystal Method

  • The Crystal Method

    The Crystal Method

    Dance

    For more than two decades, The Crystal Method has remained at the forefront of the

    worldwide dance music industry as pioneers of the big beat genre, innovators of the

    ‘90s electronica movement and current-day global ambassadors of the American

    electronic sound. Originally formed as a duo—alongside founding member Ken Jordan,

    who retired from the music business in 2016—The Crystal Method today lives and

    breathes as a solo act, with co-founder Scott Kirkland at the helm. And with the artistic

    reboot comes the next chapter in The Crystal Method timeline:

    The Trip Home, out September 28 on the band’s own Tiny E Records.

     

    As the sixth full-length The Crystal Method album and Kirkland’s first as a newfound

    solo act, The Trip Home serves as the creative rebirth of the brand. An artistic manifesto and love letter to the electronic world, The Trip Home welcomes Kirkland at the driver’s seat with full control of the reins.

     

    For the new album, which he co-produced with Glen Nicholls, Kirkland dove deep into the decades-spanning discography of The Crystal Method. The result is a sound that revisits the roots of the classic Crystal Method aesthetic, while pushing its possibilities into the future. Equal parts throwback and dynamic futurism, The Trip Home expands Kirkland’s unrestrained curiosity into new realms and new sounds.

     

    To perfect this fine balance, Kirkland took a back-to-basics approach, which saw him

    firing up his arsenal of analog synths and reconnecting with his collection of vintage

    gear. The lead single “Holy Arp” captures this calculated formula perfectly: A brooding

    intro of darkly tinged bleeps and bloops slowly builds the song’s tension before it pours

    into a bed of chunky synths, distorted reverb and alien sounds.

     

    It was “Holy Arp” that gave Kirkland the first flashes of the cohesive sound that would shape The Trip Home.

    .

    “As soon as I got that track going, I knew I had found the direction for the new album,” Kirkland says. “It reverberates with the sound of Crystal Method classics like ‘Name of the Game’ and has some of the gnarliness of ‘Vapor Trail.’ It’s an angry, ballsy, bombastic trip down the inner workings of the vintage ARP 2600 synth.”

     

     

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The Crystal Method

Sat Apr 6 2019 9:30 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Zydeco Birmingham AL
The Crystal Method

$18.00 Ages 18+

The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method

Dance

For more than two decades, The Crystal Method has remained at the forefront of the

worldwide dance music industry as pioneers of the big beat genre, innovators of the

‘90s electronica movement and current-day global ambassadors of the American

electronic sound. Originally formed as a duo—alongside founding member Ken Jordan,

who retired from the music business in 2016—The Crystal Method today lives and

breathes as a solo act, with co-founder Scott Kirkland at the helm. And with the artistic

reboot comes the next chapter in The Crystal Method timeline:

The Trip Home, out September 28 on the band’s own Tiny E Records.

 

As the sixth full-length The Crystal Method album and Kirkland’s first as a newfound

solo act, The Trip Home serves as the creative rebirth of the brand. An artistic manifesto and love letter to the electronic world, The Trip Home welcomes Kirkland at the driver’s seat with full control of the reins.

 

For the new album, which he co-produced with Glen Nicholls, Kirkland dove deep into the decades-spanning discography of The Crystal Method. The result is a sound that revisits the roots of the classic Crystal Method aesthetic, while pushing its possibilities into the future. Equal parts throwback and dynamic futurism, The Trip Home expands Kirkland’s unrestrained curiosity into new realms and new sounds.

 

To perfect this fine balance, Kirkland took a back-to-basics approach, which saw him

firing up his arsenal of analog synths and reconnecting with his collection of vintage

gear. The lead single “Holy Arp” captures this calculated formula perfectly: A brooding

intro of darkly tinged bleeps and bloops slowly builds the song’s tension before it pours

into a bed of chunky synths, distorted reverb and alien sounds.

 

It was “Holy Arp” that gave Kirkland the first flashes of the cohesive sound that would shape The Trip Home.

.

“As soon as I got that track going, I knew I had found the direction for the new album,” Kirkland says. “It reverberates with the sound of Crystal Method classics like ‘Name of the Game’ and has some of the gnarliness of ‘Vapor Trail.’ It’s an angry, ballsy, bombastic trip down the inner workings of the vintage ARP 2600 synth.”

 

 

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Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
General
$18.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.