Crystal Castles–Year of Silence

With a sly sample of Sigur Rós’s Inní mér sungur vitleysingur, Crystal Castles added another layer to their cryptic world on Year of Silence.  The ethereal Icelandic vocals are drawn out, made to sound desperate and scared, and distorted until it almost sounds like pleading English.  When paired with the menacing electropunk of the track, it creates a piece as unnerving as it is danceably catchy.

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