"Debut recording from this new group featuring Christina Carter of Charalambides and Andrew McGregor of Gown, last heard together on their duo split with My Cat Is An Alien. A slow storm of delayed/reverbed guitars marching towards an ever-receding horizon with some beautiful vocals and songwriting from Carter that combines high, acid folk stylings with a heavy, psychedelic atmosphere and Haino-esque shots of gothic electricity."
"...recorded during the winter months of 2005 in Western Massachusetts, Carter and MacGregor approached the album like a long-distance, it’s-in-the-mail collaboration, though in reality recording their parts across the hall from each other. Thematically, Crystal Thicket treads familiar ground for a Carter record: past life regressions, natural birth, growth, erosion, decay. Musically, however, there’s something new going on here. Imagine ’70s nostalgia, soul guitars and Studio 54. In other words, imagine Carter’s first pop album."