The Crystal Method - Community Service II - Ultra records - Album Review
The Crystal Method
Community Service II
Community Service 2 is Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland’s second mix album released coincidentally with their recent Grammy nomination.
Acts benefiting (suffering?) from the Los Angeles duo’s tweaking talents on this occasion intermingled with The Crystal Method’s original productions are The Doors and New Order.
This latest offering is a high energy album perfect for carrying on post-club when you’re not in the mood for chilling out quite yet. A brief intro reminiscent of a Leftfield production precedes
Gyromancer, a PMT orchestration with a powerful yet ominous bass-line developing in to a moody little number conjuring images of dodgy deals in ill-lit alleys. The underworld vibe continues into the next track Ghetto Fabulous. Chants of ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ precede the fast paced beat kicking in setting feet tapping and heads nodding to the pulsating rhythm ‘music for the people, come on!’
A third of the way through the album comes the exclusive CRYSTAL METHOD remix of The Doors Roadhouse Blues. ‘Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel, let it roll all night long’ the vocals don’t sound out of place on the high-octane, energy-fuelled remix and works well ‘let it roll baby, roll.’
A decent effort from The Crystal Method complementing their current tour.