The Crystal Ark

The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps
The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps

The Crystal Ark - The City Never Sleeps

$9.99

The debut 12" from The Crystal Ark

Features the original and extended instrumental.

Track List: 

  1. The City Never Sleeps (5:00)
  2. The City Never Sleeps (Instrumental) (12:21)
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The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous
The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous

The Crystal Ark - The Tangible Presence Of The Miraculous

$9.99

12" featuring the original and instrumental version.

Track List: 

  1. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (13:45)
  2. The Tangible Presence of the Miraculous (Instrumental) (13:45)
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The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (2xLP) LTD Silk Screen artwork
The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (2xLP) LTD Silk Screen artwork

The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (2xLP) LTD Silk Screen artwork

$20.00

The debut LP by The Crystal Ark.

The limited edition 2xLP comes in a silk screened sleeve printed inside & out and is an edition of 400 total.

The Crystal Ark is the child of Gavin Rayna Russom and Viva Ruiz, and features contributions from LCD Soundsystem members Matt Thornley and Tyler Pope, among a cast of other DFA-related musicians like Alberto Lopez and Jaiko Suzuki. 

Track List: 

  1. Ascension
  2. We Came To
  3. Morir Soñando
  4. Crossing
  5. Paradise
  6. Rhodes
  7. Rain
  8. Silver Cord
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The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)
The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)

The Crystal Ark - Dubs (White Label 12"x2)

$25.00

dfa 2378 / 2014 / Stamped white label DOUBLE 12" in plain sleeve.

 

A. Ascension (Deep Mix)

B. Paradise (Space Mix)

C. Rain (XXXtended Mix)

D. We Came To (House Mix)

 

The band has the following to say about these remixes:

 

“Mixing The Crystal Ark album was a deep process. Viva Ruiz and I spent a month in the studio with Matt Thornley and as we mixed the tracks we discovered that certain parts of them sounded so wonderful and driving when stripped down that we did some extra mixes to highlight this aspect. It felt connected to the "Dub" or "Techno" mixes you'd find on late 80's - mid 90's dance 12"s, which were often much more pounding than the original versions of the tracks, more geared to the dance floor than the radio.”   -Gavin Russom

"We wanted to create some more DJ friendly versions of some of the songs, so we approached it like we would a traditional remix, with the difference of doing most of the moves live on analog gear. Kind of old school DUB style. This way it captured more energy and spontaneity than if we had planned every move before hand. " -Matt Thornley

“At the end of the very intense process of mixing the tracks for the record, Gavin, Matt and I were excited to approach these tracks with an entirely different perspective. In my mind, I saw these tracks going out to the people holding down the dance floor, those people who are the VIPS at any function, so for me essentially these dubs are dedicated to the dancers.”  -Viva Ruiz


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    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")
    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")
    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")
    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")
    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")
    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")

    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster (White Label 12")

    $15.00

    The Crystal Ark - We Came To w/ poster, LTD to 50.  

    Classic bangers from 2012, mixed at the DFA studios, produced by Rayna Russom, engineered by Matt Thornley (LCD Soundsystem)

    A) We Came To (House Mix) 8:49

    B) We Came To (Dub Mix) 9:29

    Original text:

    "The Crystal Ark Returns! We Came To is the fourth single by The Crystal Ark and the third release in the DFA Direct series of exclusive 12" singles. The House and Dub versions featured on this 12" were mixed alongside the Album Version and are totally awesome. We promise.

    Orders from the DFA Direct store get a copy of the record stamped with custom logotypes designed by Gavin Russom and Viva Ruiz and an exclusive 12x18 sleeve/poster.

    Limited and numbered edition of 50. Move quickly!"

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    The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (White Label 2LP)
    The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (White Label 2LP)
    The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (White Label 2LP)
    The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (White Label 2LP)

    The Crystal Ark - The Crystal Ark (White Label 2LP)

    $25.00

    Hand stamped and numbered xx/15 white label double LP promo in plain sleeve.
    (dfa 2348LP / 2012)

     

    1. Ascension

    2. We Came To 

    3. Morir Sonando

    4. Crossing

    5. Paradise

    6. Rhodes

    7. Rain

    8. Silver Chord

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