During the coldest week of the '07 Minneapolis winter, Flavor Crystals holed up in Flowers Studio with the amazing underground producer, Kramer (Galaxie 500, Low, Bongwater) to record the self-titled follow up to their 2005 debut "On Plastic." The entire album took shape and was completed in 4 crazy days of recording and 2 days of intense mixing. Many of the songs were captured in a primordial state. The album has a spontaneous looseness that captures perfectly what this band is about... Flavor Crystals are constantly getting lost in the moment. The album is still spacey and dreamy like its predecessor, but it goes deeper with an eerie intensity that is magnified by Kramer's signature approach to production and mixing. As its cover art and vinyl format suggest, "Flavor Crystals" hearkens back to early seventies kraut and psychedelia, but the band's late eighties/early nineties indie/shoegaze vibe has not gone away. Memorable, chiming guitar melodies and breathy vocalizations echo over a moody undercurrent of minimal, insistent beats. Both accessible and weird, this album is filled with unrepeatable moments...It lives and breathes with spooky beauty.
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