The Crystal Method: Divided By Night
The Crystal Method were one of the most ostensible bands of the 90s producer boom. They made densely layered electronic music palatable to the masses, so much so that their old songs are seen today as caricatures of the genre. If that’s what Grammy nominations get musicians, then it’s worth waiting five years to hear a new record from them; one that proves modern sugary production to be over-simple. Everything on Divided By Night is miles away from ‘Trip Like I Do’, and it never dispenses with the big beat rhythms that drove the band’s lesser known contemporaries like Meat Beat Manifesto.