Crystal Stilts / Nature Noir
Album:Nature Noir Collection:General
Artist:Crystal Stilts Added:Oct 2013
Label:Slumberland Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-10-17 Pull Date:2013-12-19 
Week Ending:Dec 22Dec 15Dec 8Dec 1Nov 24Nov 17Nov 10Nov 3

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 07, 2014:Meow After Midnight: The Best Of 2013
Future Folklore
4.Dec 18, 2013:Brownian Motion
Spirit In Front Of Me
2.Jan 02, 2014:KZSU Top 100 of 2013
Future Folklore
5.Dec 10, 2013:late night dryer (meow sub)
Star Crawl
3.Dec 19, 2013:Meow After Midnight
Future Folklore
6.Dec 05, 2013:Stringless Balloon
Future Folklore

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-10-15 
Psych pop; faster; dreamy, noisy touches and 80s influence (low, echoed vox) pervade. Organy, dense early on, and things slow down gradually/inconsistently as the album moves in and out of a psych-folk-rock vein. No FCCs detected.

RIYL: Royal Baths, Moon Duo, Galaxie 500, VU

*1 (4:13) Big psych stomping, jangling rhythmic gutiar, extra detached vox
*2 (3:46) Nice ringing, jangly hooks; stony, reverbed, midtempo plod, strings
**3 (2:35) Upbeat dark 60s perfection, Velvety licks, plinking pianos, fuzzy plodding bassy beat
4 (2:36) A little quieter, longing vox reminiscent of early Okkervil
5 (3:37) Relaxed summer sunset feel, folky, psychy Eastern strings
6 (2:49) Dreamy, wondering feel. Pleasant music, dark vox
7 (3:52) Weird day at the beach; halfway through, goes circusy then into quiet noise
8 (3:03) Quiet intro, plodding drum beat, slurred gothic-folky vox
*9 (2:48) Dark, slow, croony; JAMC's Darklands goes back in time 18 years
10 (4:19) Slowest of them all, strings bounce around the slow beat and acoustic guitars. 23 sec fade out outro

Track Listing
1.Spirit In Front Of Me 6.Worlds Gone Weird
2.Star Crawl 7.Darken The Door
3.Future Folklore 8.Electrons Rising
4.Sticks And Stones 9.Nature Noir
5.Memory Room 10.Phases Forever