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Admit it - if you were born before 1990 there's a good chance you've lost it at some point to a Chicane track, be it at the work's Christmas do or some dodgy nightclub you were too drunk to make an excuse not to go to. In real life, a solus project of Nick Bracegirdle (you can see why the pseudonym works better) its remarkable longevity as a thing is probably due in part to having appeal for both the Asda mums and estuary tweens, the two nowadays being able to dance together around their handbags to early singles such as 'Offshore' and 'Sunstroke'.
'...The Sum of Its Parts' is Bracegirdle's sixth album, but the first made since the EDM movement - which he could rightly claim to be a granddaddy of - finally sunk its teeth into American teenagers. To be fair to him, whilst it might have been a fairly obvious career move to ape Porter Ricks or Deadmau5, there's no discernible move to accommodate a market which you assume would lap some of this stuff up here: we're still strictly Ibiza-lite.
Opening with the semi-operatic chimes of 'Eglise', it would seem equally fair to believe that the Chicane sound might've been uncoupled from its simplistic moorings. This mistaken preconception lasts until its successor '38 Weeks' kicks in, which despite having former Dead Can Dance singer Lisa Gerrard giving the whole thing some much needed dignity soon degenerates into highly formulaic (and familiar) territory. In her 4AD days renowned for being something of a diva, the Australian also makes an appearance later on 'Orleans', a distinctly more satisfying glide into flotation tank ambience.
Continue reading: Chicane - The Whole Is Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts Album Review
I guess we all thought we'd seen the last of Chicane, aside from the odd post Ibiza compilation video uploaded to YouTube. Well, it seems that best of album last year was just a tease. Giants is a new addition to the Chicane catalogue - and when I say new, I'm not including the recycling of a few well known tracks, but we'll get to that.
Continue reading: Chicane, Giants Album Review
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@AndiDurrant what exactly is goin on in that lake Andi?...... #goesontour?
RT @BBCR1MusicBot: Now Playing Chicane - Don't Give Up (Philip George Remix) @nickchicane https://t.co/N7FV1XJ7wC
RT @aboveandbeyond: 2. A timeless gem gets a new lick of paint. @nickchicane feat. Moya Brennan 'Saltwater' [@Krydermusic Remix] (@modenamu…
RT @LouisChicane: A great, and rare Chicane live band show. This to all who made it work.. Photo: Robert Stainforth/Koko https://t.co/uk31k…
@SamuelMoult Oui!!!! Give the boss a kick
!!!!Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles. October 15. I am so looking forward to this.... Tickets:… https://t.co/D7lOIS4RS7
@PAULVANDYK this is about cheese yeah?..... Can't live without that stuff.....
So a sell out gig at Koko & now number 1 in the national club chart with the Twenty project😀😀😀 Not a bad week so far https://t.co/rCgJ88iLnZ
RT @Mamboibiza: A classic from @NickChicane with @DJDannyO in #djbooth right now remixed by #thomasdaftt Tonight its @robin_schulz 🙌 https:…
@phil_marriott you da man!!!!!
@LouisChicane This shit is getting out of hand........ Hee hee https://t.co/Txb6Z9rRO0
@STEcopywriting @jodywisternoff @KOKOCamden Only 6k ???? Come on now, I did 42!!!!!!! Thx so much for coming, was a great night 😎
RT @STEcopywriting: @jodywisternoff @NickChicane I see us! Completely awesome night, THANK YOU!! My step counter says we danced 6km 😆 @koko…
Back from mad mad festival in the Ukraine.... So exhausted its untrue, been quite a couple Of days....
RT @CKGoldiing: met my teen hero on Friday, & written about it here https://t.co/Qj46TLGjLd … #Chicane https://t.co/Ygw8fBpCaG
RT @blacmirror: @NickChicane @LouisChicane Words can’t describe the Twenty show. Just wanted to say a big thx, I’ll never forget it! https:…
Sorry to those of you who were left outside last night, we were Sold Out...... #nexttime https://t.co/fXOJlrtPLu
@jodywisternoff The thx is all mine sir..... Was a great night.... 🎵🎵💥💥
RT @jodywisternoff: A HUGE thanks to @nickchicane for asking me to warm-up for his wonderful live show at kokocamden… https://t.co/r5WI7VbC…