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Seaman does minimal techno and the result is good.
on 27 October 2011
This is another Dave Seaman CD where he has chosen to move away from his usual style of prog house and try something new. His last CD which was for GU set in Lithuania was also a break away from prog house in the form of CD1 on that record.
I'm glad that he is moving in new directions. I've heard dozens of his prog house CDs and even though I like them, they were getting a bit samey. If you are still a prog house fan then I can understand why you are a bit disappointed by this CD as the other reviewers seem to be. But in my opinion it is high time to go exploring wider genres of dance music because prog house has been done to death.
A good prog house CD is still classic dance music like Kenneth Thomas' CD for Perfecto records. But most of them tend to start sounding the same.
So, more about this CD. It is very cool, very ambient and very melodic minimal techno. Seaman shows that he is as good mixing and compiling this kind of music as any other. The tunes are catchy and charismatic. The thing is you really need to LIKE this type of dance music in order to enjoy this CD. Which the other reviewers don't seem to.
I'm always pleasantly surprised when a DJ breaks the mould of his style and does something new. It is a hit and miss affair, but this time the result is great.
The character of the CD is somewhat plodding and of the same tempo, but it is supposed to be. The effect is that you get a trancy, rhythmic drive through some great tunes - cleverly mixed together into a homogenous sound. That is one of the desired effects of minimal techno. I really like it. I also think it would be great to dance to, but I haven't tried it yet.
Great CD. 5 out of 5 from me.