Tagged: The Crystal Ark


Eight Musicians Explain their Signature Styles

There’s something about spending a majority of your days in the back of a tour van that makes for precise packing. If you’ve only got room in your suitcase for the essentials, you’d better figure … read more »

POSTED February 28, 2013 11:12AM IN STYLE, STYLE NEWS TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Video: The Crystal Ark, “We Came To”

Infused with sci-fi emblems and abstract imagery, the Crystal Ark’s latest video for “We Came To,” directed by Viva Ruiz, is a hypnotic, out-of-this-world escapade: synchronized dancers, voguing and trippy visual effects reminiscent of the … read more »

POSTED November 19, 2012 3:56PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

Video: The Crystal Ark Party Machine (Live at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse)

The FADER FORT Presented by Converse returned to New York this fall, setting up in Brooklyn for four days. Above, watch Gavin Russom’s Crystal Ark Party Machine perform with their amazing squad of glittery dancers.

POSTED November 12, 2012 3:00PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Video TAGS: , , ,

Stream: The Crystal Ark, “We Came To (House Mix)”

As experimental as Gavin Russom can get, his Crystal Ark project has seemingly become the place for him to play with long-form electronic music traditions. Building on disco and classic house, “We Came To (House … read more »

POSTED September 5, 2012 3:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,

Stream: The Crystal Ark, “Tusk (Fleetwood Mac Cover)”

At first, The Crystal Ark seems like a surprising addition to the Just Tell Me That You Want Me tribute album, but then, when you think about the fact that they’re covering Tusk’s bombastic title … read more »

POSTED July 19, 2012 5:00PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Stream: The Crystal Ark, “Touch”

Produced by the brilliant and hairy Gavin Russom (formerly Black Meteoric Star), featuring Spanish vocals from the telenovela director Viva Ruiz and support from a live band of DFA alumni, “Touch” ushers in the triumphant … read more »

POSTED May 31, 2011 7:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Video Premiere: The Crystal Ark, “The City Never Sleeps”

The Crystal Ark is the duo project of Viva Ruiz and Gavin Russom, DFA’s resident homemade synthesizer wizard. The last time they worked together, it was at the MoMA, when Russom performed his lo-fi acid … read more »

POSTED December 8, 2010 11:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: ,