RR: Crepuscule presents a limited edition clear vinyl pressing of Crystal World , the debut album by Marnie, the moniker adopted by Ladytron lead singer Helen Marnie for her solo recordings.
Recorded in Reykjavik, Iceland, in August 2012, Crystal World comprises ten original songs written by Marnie with Ladytron colleague Daniel Hunt. Focus track The Hunter was issued as a single in 2013 and subsequently remixed by Stephen Morris of New Order. “The Hunter is a rippling bit of Moroder by returning producer Hunt,” wrote Pitchfork. “Indeed Crystal World is for all intents and purposes the sixth Ladytron album.”
In fact the sixth Ladytron album is due later in 2018. Meanwhile Crystal World remains a stylish, slow-burn bestseller praised as an “ice-cool selection of shimmering nouveau synth-pop and frosty ballads” by The List, and “gorgeous and delectably glacial” by The Electricity Club.
This new remastered double gatefold edition of Crystal World comes in a limited edition of 500 copies pressed in (crystal) clear vinyl, with a free digital download (MP3). All ten tracks from the original 2013 release are now joined on Side 4 with remixes by Stephen Morris, Mark Reeder and Roman Nose.
The cover design is by Laura Hussey, with photography by Lisa Devine.