Title - 'Push Thru'
Artist - Crystal Beth
For those not in the know, Crystal Beth unleashes her first full-length studio record, Push Thru this October 18th, 2019 via 7D Media.
A solo incarnation using wailing vocals, amplified clarinet, beat-boxing and electronics to weave a sonic universe all her own, she has been described as both “world music from an imaginary planet" and "quite compelling and magical" (Seattle Times).
Known for crafting aural rituals that encompass industrial chants, alien disco breaks, heart gushings, and robot love songs, Crystal Beth redefines the possibilities of the voice and clarinet in tight experimental pop songs and undulating, cathartic noise cries.
Crafting moments that ricochet between meditation and a full body purge, she is an electric, adrenaline inducing performer voted Seattle’s Best Classical Musician and nominated for NW Vocalist of the Year.
1. 'Push Thru' (06:40)
2. 'Our Piece' (05:53)
3. 'Shrill' (0:243)
4. 'Dolphy' (04:54)
5. 'Go Fast' (04:42)
6. 'Invocation' (02:54)
7. 'Kali Out' (04:11)
8. 'So Much Hurts' (08:57)
Just sitting back and listening to the opening, and title track 'Push Thru' made me quickly sit up and take notice of a sound, a vibe, an incredible musical passion and presence that has been missing from the industry for decades now.
A tribal fusion of sounds and vocals that allow her to actually sing in her own syllabic language, Crystal Beth performs her solo work using loop pedals and delays, and a five-piece rock outfit (the Boom Boom Band) to craft and explore her idiosyncratic and distinctive original music.
From that explosive, thunderously impassioned opening we weave a distinctive story through the eight tracks, that even take a midway pit stop within 'Dolphy.'
A cut that suddenly evokes a late night, smoky jazz club vibe, complete with dusty, raw vocalizations, it is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best tracks on this quite brilliant album.
The album rounds out with the aching melodies and soaring soundscapes captured within the longest track on the album at nearly nine minutes, 'So Much Hurts.'
Showcasing her aptitude for both the amplified clarinet and bass clarinet, Crystal Beth has most definitely crafted herself one aurally ethereal lo-fi sonic masterpiece.
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