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by Crystal Shipsss

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Solar People 02:12
The Bear 01:50
Black Forest 01:50
Tooth 04:26
Fire 04:08
Scorched 00:43
Sun 03:00


"A sound that gives the impression of smouldering in flames." - Disagreement

"Fire makes pristine use of a stellar influence expanding on monotony and ambiguity, and it's an all around thrilling listen." - Destroy/Exist

It’s been four years since the last Crystal Shipsss album Holly. A mini album that used drum loops and sole CS member Jacob Faurholt’s Microkorg keyboard, to create a pretty clean pop universe with occasionally noisy outbursts. With the new CS album Scorched Faurholt dives back into the lo-fi psych territory of his earlier output. The recordings are fragile and at times heavy, as on the Twin Peaks inspired track “Fire”, a song written and recorded with longtime CS collaborator Jens Christian Madsen of the Copenhagen based electronic outfit Tjaere+Fjer. It’s not random that Scorched has a similar feel to early CS albums as the eerie debut Yay (2012) or the doomy I Will See No Moon No Sky (2015). The reason is that Scorched mainly consists of unreleased recordings from that exact period, some used as they were and some remixed in Faurholt’s home studio. Scorched is in some unexpected way a lost album that has now surfaced, due to a dive into Faurholt’s old external hard drive.


released June 5, 2020

Performed by:

Jacob Faurholt

Jens Christian Madsen (track 6)

Joe Kelly (track 1)

William Kudahl (track 1)

“Fire” recorded & mixed by Jens Christian Madsen

Tooth mixed by Jens Christian Madsen

“Solar People” recorded & mixed by Joe Kelly

The rest recorded & mixed by Jacob Faurholt

Track 1, 5, 6 mastered by James Plotkin

“Fire” written by Jacob Faurholt & Jens Christian Madsen

“The Bear” written by Jim James (My Morning Jacket)

The rest written by Jacob Faurholt


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Crystal Shipsss Horsens, Denmark

Experimental recording project by Jacob Faurholt

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