Chicane (The Whole Is Greater Than) The Sum of Its PartsWas it worth to simplify his style through the withdrawal of the brackets of delicious čillautnyh tracks?
British electronic musician Nicholas Brejsgerdl writes and produces his music from 1995 onwards, but despite this, the new album is just the sixth in his official discography. After enjoying the peak of popularity at the turn of the millennia (hits the Saltwater and Don't Give Up occupied the top of the British charts), Chicane stayed in the holder the elite of popular electronic music. His style depending on a particular album, drifting from Trance to čillautu and back, always passing the very summer and positive emotions. Perhaps the fact that, as a child, Nicholas spent much time on the sunny Ibiza (later returning there as a star party). The new album shows a very lightweight, pop-trance sound, very reminiscent of something that brought glory to the Chicane in the early 2000s. All tracks on the disc, except for the opening instrumental Eglise in the spirit of early Sex Oukenfolda, accompanied by outstanding vocal parties specifically guest stars. For example, in 38 Weeks and Orleans engaged the incomparable Lisa Gerrard. In the Still With Me, which promises to be a major hit album, Bruce and Bo sang in One Thousand Suns "spotted and Ferry Corsten. By the way, the last track, and a few more have been released well before the release of the album, so to call it "new" can only be conventionally.
The general impression from the... The Sum of Its Parts-good pop-Electronica, but from an artist Chicane level can and should be waiting for the better. Do dance tracks with fashionable zvučkami today are many, and surprise that hard. But was it worth to simplify his style through the withdrawal of the brackets of delicious čillautnyh tracks, which so likes Chicane, in favor of a standard commercial sound issue.