- Audio CD (Aug. 1 2000)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sony
- ASIN: B00004UARG
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
|2. Low Sun|
|3. No Ordinary Morning|
|4. Saltwater (Orginal)|
|6. Autumn Tactics|
|8. Don't Give Up|
|9. Saltwater (The Thrillseekers Remix)|
|11. Don't Give Up (Radio Edit-Bonus Track)|
Chicane's 'Behind The Sun' playing over the headphones will carry you away to that serendipitous place where everything is beautiful. I'm talking about that sort of moment you can live in forever--a deep, contented warmth in the depth of your being. You know, that state of mind that is rarer and rarer in this hectic world--that place where the doors to all your cares magically close for a time.
This album has it all. Tracks with soaring, mellow synths; soft vocals, energised light beats that hover over the dancefloor, and yes even Bryan Adams. This isn't an album that you have to listen to over and over to finally 'get'. There are not layers upon layers of sounds and exquisite mixing that get better and better with age. It's a light aural delight from the moment you pop it into the CD player.
Although there are undoubtedly masterpieces out there that are definitive of all things electronica that are indeed on a deeper, more intellectual level with astounding mixing and track sequencing, Chicane's 'Behind The Sun' will both energise and move you to tears within the space of an hour. It's a musical journey you don't want to miss.
To be sure, electronica is a genre in which you mature and learn to appreciate deeper forms of the music over time, but this is relaxation or dance music pure and simple. Highly recommended for those new to the trance genre or those sceptics wanting to give it a whirl.
Some kind of a cross between Dance & New Age with a great attitude.
The Critics say this & that about this CD......I am not really a Trance fan, but this CD works really well, with the beats used.
Dance, Spiritual, Meditation??? Does that really work together?
YES IT DOES!
For me I hear the music style of Flock of Seagulls, Enigma, Tangerine Dream & Enya...but again, you can do some serious clubbing with a few of the tunes as well.
I am very please with this CD..... I beleive you shall be too!
Nick Bracegirdle has a habit of opening his CDs with ambient tracks that remind the listener of Enigma or The Orb. "Overture" does a nice job of introducing the ears to the CD and prepares us for the mellow trance experience. It leads in well to "Low Sun," a great tune for starting a trip. And as with FFTMC, track four really stands out and refuses to be forgotten: "Saltwater." It's hard to stand still while listening to this song... it makes you want to get up and do something, go somewhere, whatever you want to do. I've heard it used on TV ads for tourism in Ireland, and it totally fits the whole idea of travel and far-flung undiscovered places. The Thrillseekers Remix, also on this CD, is a slower, more ambient interpretation of the song -- equally good but different.
Other excellent tracks here include "Halcyon" and "Autumn Tactics," which I had heard before and enjoyed but had not realized it was Chicane. "Overlap" and "Andromeda" make nice closers for this album -- they should be together at the end instead of the retread of "Don't Give Up," which is pretty cool, all things considered, but we don't really need the same club song twice on one album. My only other misgiving is the tinny drum loop on "No Ordinary Morning." It's all I hear when I listen to that song and I therefore tend to skip it.
Overall a very cool album for the car or just for relaxing, but not quite as good as Far From the Maddening Crowds.