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Poll
Question: What do you think of the song "Not In love" of Crystal Castles with Robert on vocals?
Option 1: It's awesome! votes: 50
Option 2: It's OK votes: 11
Option 3: I don't like it votes: 1
Option 4: I don't care votes: 2
Title: Robert Smith collaborates with Crystal Castles
Post by: chinesewhispers on October 25, 2010, 12:48:10
www.nme.com/news/crystal-castles/53553 (http://www.nme.com/news/crystal-castles/53553)
Crystal Castles recruit The Cure's Robert Smith for new single

Smith sings on a new version of 'Not In Love'
The Cure's Robert Smith has lent his vocals to the new single by Crystal Castles.
The Toronto digi-dance duo are releasing a new version of 'Not In Love' on December 6, with Smith on singing duties.
The original version of the song features on the band's self-titled second album, released in May

il sito ufficiale dei Crystal Castles:
www.crystalcastles.com/ (http://www.crystalcastles.com/)
il sito Myspace dei Crystal Castles:
www.myspace.com/crystalcastles (http://www.myspace.com/crystalcastles)

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a102/chinese1969/crystalcastles02.jpg)

Crystal Castles - Not in Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXtDrQ9N414#)
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on October 25, 2010, 15:22:36
I like the song, so I'm looking forward the version with Bob on vocals! Thanks for sharing this info!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: skellington on October 25, 2010, 19:46:10
Ya me too, its a really nice version of the song, and it will be even nicer when Robert sings :smth020 Thanks for sharing with us :smth023
I have never  heard of this band before, its great to learn about new bands (and they are from my own city so its even better)
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: jakso on October 26, 2010, 20:38:37
it's on you tube ... I love it  :lol:

Crystal Castles - Not In Love ft. Robert Smith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32udqal_lyQ#ws)
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: othervoices on October 26, 2010, 21:01:15
mmm yes, it kind of works.

Hated CC at the O2 gig, but maybe it wasn't their best set.
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Whiskers on October 26, 2010, 21:19:42
Been a big Crystal Castles fan for a while, so I'm more than amazed to hear this. I absolutely love it.
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Trust... on October 26, 2010, 22:12:36
Thanks for sharing  :smth023  I like it too  :D
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: curedtc on October 26, 2010, 22:24:54
Love it!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Janko on October 27, 2010, 03:38:56
The best collaboration Robert did in ages! I absolutely adore this song!

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Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Janko on October 27, 2010, 03:45:10
WOW, THIS IS DE FACTO ROBERTS RETURN TO FICTION RECORDS!!!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 11:08:48
Robert's voice it's extraordinary in this song. I love it!

I just listened this song 5 times so far and don't get tired of it! Thanks for sharing the link jakso :smth023
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 12:31:11
Quote from: skellington on October 25, 2010, 19:46:10
I have never  heard of this band before, its great to learn about new bands (and they are from my own city so its even better)
they will play Toronto next year!

http://curefans.com/other-artists-48/crystal-castles-world-tour-20102011/ (http://curefans.com/other-artists-48/crystal-castles-world-tour-20102011/)
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 13:00:55
Quote from: chinesewhispers on October 25, 2010, 12:48:10
The Toronto digi-dance duo are releasing a new version of 'Not In Love' on December 6, with Smith on singing duties.
Looks like the song is a cover of Platinum Blonde

Platinum Blonde - Not In Love (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1_PM5nLZeI#)

I still like Crystal Castles version with Bob much more!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Trust... on October 27, 2010, 13:08:12
Quote from: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 13:00:55
Quote from: chinesewhispers on October 25, 2010, 12:48:10
The Toronto digi-dance duo are releasing a new version of 'Not In Love' on December 6, with Smith on singing duties.
Looks like the song is a cover of Platinum Blonde

Nice research  :smth023

Quote from: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 13:00:55
I still like Crystal Castles version with Bob much more!

Me too, but that's normal ... it's Robert who's singing  :smth055
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 19:34:55
The Washington Post on the collaboration Smith-Crystal Castles

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2010/10/_robert_smith_is_not_in_love.html (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/blog-post/2010/10/_robert_smith_is_not_in_love.html)

"For all the sad goth kids of the '80s missing those beautiful, maudlin Cure songs, a new song released online Wednesday should have them searching for their black eyeliner again. The distinctive voice of Robert Smith, the Cure's frontman, appears over the electronic-synth single "Not In Love" by the band Crystal Castles. It's an odd pairing that completely works."

All sad goth kids of the '80s? Wtf?  :lol:
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Trust... on October 27, 2010, 22:54:06
Quote from: dsanchez on October 27, 2010, 19:34:55
All sad goth kids of the '80s? Wtf?  :lol:

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Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: skellington on October 28, 2010, 16:54:02
Thanks for letting my know dsanchez! I am most excited! :-D
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Ulrich on October 30, 2010, 13:40:13
Singing is good, don't like the music much (never been a huge fan of synth/disco pop). And the original song (Platinum Blonde) is not bad, but this video (hair metal posers, anyone?)... :lol:
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: The Loudest Cure on November 01, 2010, 09:37:24


It's good to hear the voice of Robert, he sings so well !!! Thanx for sharing!! ;)

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Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: japanesebaby on November 02, 2010, 20:16:24
i like some of the arrangements, but not too keen on the vocals. nothing wrong with the interpretation side of it, but unfortunately robert's voice is so "narrow" and sort of squeeky these days, it's like he needs to push his voice all the time in order to sing. he used to have such a powerful voice.
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Whiskers on November 06, 2010, 08:39:56
It actually isn't a "new" song. It's pretty much just Robert singing over an instrumental version of the song from Crystal Castles' second self-titled album. I still love it, though.
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: alwaysprayingforRAIN on November 11, 2010, 17:37:46
i think it's a pretty amazing song and i am sooooo proud of my local radio station after i heard them play this yesterday  :smth023 that made my day!!!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Trust... on November 11, 2010, 21:46:22
Quote from: alwaysprayingforRAIN on November 11, 2010, 17:37:46
i think it's a pretty amazing song and i am sooooo proud of my local radio station after i heard them play this yesterday  :smth023 that made my day!!!

Hey alwaysprayingforRAIN  :smth039

Yeah I know what you mean, I was also happy when I was reading the news on the site off the local radio overhere  8)
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Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: alwaysprayingforRAIN on November 11, 2010, 22:33:52
hey Trust!!!  :D

that looks good! hearing a cure song on a pretty mainstream radio ist always worth freaking out, but i was especially happy about this work. i haven't listened to the original (i should probably do that...) i can't imagine it being much better though. just different i guess.
this songs seems to grow on me, i love it more every time i listen to it!!!
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Trust... on November 19, 2010, 11:22:14
I hear it everyday on my local radiostation while I am working  :-D
I love it  :smth020
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: NeverForget on November 24, 2010, 22:00:17
Wow, didn't know that was a cover! The original was nice, quite nicer with Robert's voice!!
So happy to hear again his voice anyway, he's there... :smth020
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on December 06, 2010, 22:35:13
The song will be released in mp3 format this 9 December. To listen a preview click here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Not-In-Love/dp/B004F9TTJ0/ref=sr_shvl_album_5?ie=UTF8&tag=curefanscom-20&qid=1291662800&sr=301-5). Amazon will have two versions:

Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith) = the version we already know
Not In Love (ft. Robert Smith) (alternate mix) = a new mix by Bob himself

According the official forum of Crystal Castles (http://crystalcastles.com/forum/) there will be also a vinyl release (with this song and acoustic b-sides) which may come out in January.
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: Ulrich on January 16, 2011, 11:45:56
On CoF I found the link to the official video.
Crystal Castles -- "Not in Love" (feat. Robert Smith) Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Bgfz981ZRk#ws)

I got to say, I've seen a lot of videos I did not enjoy. And this is one of them.  :(
The song is still okay though.

Talking of the song, there was (is?) a remix by Robert himself available for free download at some radio stations.
http://wxrt.radio.com/2011/01/12/free-mp3-download-the-cures-robert-smith-remixes-%E2%80%9Cnot-in-love%E2%80%9D-with-crystal-castles/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://wxrt.radio.com/2011/01/12/free-mp3-download-the-cures-robert-smith-remixes-%E2%80%9Cnot-in-love%E2%80%9D-with-crystal-castles/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
Title: Re: Robert Smith new collaboration
Post by: dsanchez on November 12, 2012, 20:49:06
Crystal Castles reveal The Cure inspired new album III

QuoteRobert Smith's vocals on that track (Not In Love) are actually home demo vocals. We cancelled the studio time booked to record final vocals because we were all attached to his raw demo vocals. I went with this idea of first-take vocals on the [III] tracks "Pale Flesh" and "Insulin".
http://www.gigwise.com/news/77595/crystal-castles-reveal-the-cure-inspired-new-album-iii (http://www.gigwise.com/news/77595/crystal-castles-reveal-the-cure-inspired-new-album-iii)