InLove With Oblivion is the second studio album from the Brooklyn based band Crystal Stilts. As already one of the best albums of 2011, it is drentched in 70’s psychedelica pop that pulls you into a world of illusion. Crystal Stilts vividly paint a picture of brilliant darkness.
In Love With Oblivion shows a much darker and melodic side to Cystal Stilts, swirling and jaggered guitars fused together with an infectious and hypnotic bass create a sound that touches upon the best bits of The Doors and The Velvet Underground, with a hell of alot of noise pop thrown in for good measure.
Brad Hargett’s monotonous, droning vocals carry such idyllic and picturesque melodies, they drag you under and into the depths of oblivion with him, as he moans ‘I’ll fuck off from this festival of fiends/ And harrow hell ’til all my friends are free’ in one of the many highlight songs ‘Invisible City’
‘ILWO’ is a journey back in time that brings you right into the future. A sure classic in the making.