Crystal Castles (Feat. Robert Smith) – Not In Love

October 26, 2010 § Leave a comment

Crystal Castles have just released these 3 minutes and 47 seconds of sheer bliss into the world. It’s the duos new single, a remix of their track ‘Not In Love’, featuring Robert Smith on vocals. Robert bloody Smith. My mind melted as soon as I heard that this collaboration was going to take place, and the results do not disappoint. Although, having said that, it isn’t Crystal Castles strongest work. ‘Not In Love’ (a cover of Platinum Blonde) isn’t one of my favourite tracks on Crystal Castles II, with the beats lacking a little something; they aren’t as sharply unique as usual. However, the clarity and emotion that Smith’s vocals add to the track make it something special. The original vocals were sung by Ethan Kath, in a pitch-distorted, skewed fashion which gave the track a feeling of detachment and distance. Robert Smith’s take on them adds a whole new dimension. Hearing Crystal Castles mixed with the emotion and vulnerability of Robert Smith’s lyrics makes this highly enjoyable.

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