The two met each other in 2004 and both had an interest in noise music acts like AIDS Wolf.This inspired the two to start a project that made noise music, but instead of guitars, they would using electronic sounds made with an circuit-bent Atari 5200, which led multiple journalists to describe their genre of music as a chiptune style they did not intend it to be categorized as.Kath is routinely photographed wearing hoodies which obscure some or all of his face and has gone by a number of different aliases over the years.Crystal Castles is the debut studio album by Canadian electronic music duo Crystal Castles; at the time of its release, the group consisted of producer Ethan Kath and singer Alice Glass.Many professional critics had complimentary opinions towards the album, one writer for Delusions of Adequacy calling it "one of the best electronic albums of the year." The record ranked in the top 20 on numerous year-end lists by publications such as Pitchfork, NME, and Pop Matters and landed on lists of the best albums of the 2000s by NME and Complex.In 2013, Crystal Castles was number 477 on NME's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time." As Kath explained, “I originally gave Alice [Glass] a CD of 24 songs to choose from back when we first started, and some kid took 16 of them and put them up on the Internet as the album, and people have been reviewing it.Crystal Castles was released on March 18, 2008, by Lies Records and Last Gang Records, and sold well enough in the United States to makes it way onto Billboard such as Independent Albums, Top Dance/Electronic Albums, and Top Heatseekers.It also charted in Australia, France, Ireland, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
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