The Trip Home

Album Review: The Trip Home by The Crystal Method

The Crystal Method, which used to be a duo, is now the moniker of a solo act. One might ask why remaining member Scott Kirkland didn’t just retire the cliché reference to ‘90s drug culture entirely, but then again, where’s the fun in that? And make no mistake, The CM’s The Trip Home is lots of fun as Kirkland relishes in the nostalgia of squelching, filtered breakbeats that made genre-defining albums before there was a genre to define. It also sounds like, I’m happy to report, Kirkland had a bit too much fun patching and playing with the knobs of his vintage ARP 2600, as the lead single, “Holy Arp,” suggests.

Rating: 8/10

Tiny E Records

Producer: Scott Kirkland and Glenn Nicholls