The Crystal Method to Release Self-Titled Album, 1/14/2014
Electronic music trailblazers THE CRYSTAL METHOD have announced that their fifth studio album, THE CRYSTAL METHOD, will be released January 14, 2014. The self-titled disc marks the follow-up to the 2009 Grammy Award-nominated album Divided By Night.
The music bristles with the kind of artfully crafted soundscapes that solidified THE CRYSTAL METHOD, who now celebrate their 20th anniversary as one of the most successful electronic music outfits in history. Fans can experience a listen now with the track "Emulator," the video for which was recently revealed on Rollingstone.com.
View the video for "Emulator" at: http://youtu.be/Gzls0zVcv0c
Meanwhile, upholding a tradition of celebrated collaborations, the duo of SCOTT KIRKLAND and KEN JORDAN also tapped a myriad of friends for this forthcoming offering. Dia Frampton adds a sense of soul to "Over It," while country star LeAnn Rimes lends her instantly recognizable and infectious pipes to the gorgeous "Grace." Other dynamics come from the likes of Scars On Broadway's Franky Perez ("Difference"), Le Castle Vania ("Storm The Castle") and Miami's Afrobeta ("After Hours").
For all of the chemistry with other artists, it's a very personal affair for the group. Emerging from Scott Kirkland's brain surgery earlier this year, The Crystal Method signals the dawn of a new chapter for the group.
"It's been two decades since this started, and electronic music has enjoyed a huge resurgence," says Ken Jordan. "We wanted to reintroduce ourselves to the world here. The name itself signifies twenty years of doing this. It represents a great deal of hard work, fun, and rewards. It's simply who we are."Scott Kirkland adds, "Actually, we hate coming up with album titles, and it was just easier to call it The Crystal Method. It's a Walter White-approved name!"
In other news, this past Friday, October 4, THE CRYSTAL METHOD made a surprise appearance at the Riot Games' League of Legends World Championship. At the sold-out event, which took place at the Staples Center inLos Angeles, Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan were joined by Wes Borland, Danny Lohner, Combichrist drummer Joe Letz and a 90-piece orchestra to perform the "Lucian: The Purifiers Resolve" theme music they created for the game. The event was captured here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWU4QvC09uM