Crystal: Rendez-Vous

Japanese synth-loving trio Crystal has created the most fitting soundtrack for the videogame that’s become our internet-centered lives. The perfect blend of artificial nostalgia, quirky sound effects and a good squeeze of Jean-Michel Jarre meets Donkey Kong allows Crystal to charm their way into your head. Then they reveal they’re more than just kitsch. Crystal’s track “Rendez-vous” is strong on its own as a carefree, futuristic island jam, but everything just gets enhanced with the accompanying visuals: 3D modeled cats singing and soaring through the cosmic skies. (Even our dog-loving editor-in-chief was won over.) Crystal’s first full-length album Crystal Station 64 is now available from Tokyo-based label flau.