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When I was first listening to Crystal’s “Typhoon,” I was, coincidentally, also watching radar visuals of Super Typhoon Atsani’s approach to Japan — and they matched the music perfectly.

This is less because of the storm Crystal whips up on the track — “Typhoon” sounds like organized chaos with cat-like screeches, errant dial-up sounds and a melody out of an old anime that seem like they’ve been thrown in at random, but come together quite well — and more because of the trio’s 2-D approach to making it. Weather satellite imagery goes well with the 1980s-style synth that dominates the “Monsoon” EP.

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