>Central< is the first new Technasia album in five years - and sure to be one of the musical highlights of 2010. The much-anticipated LP is powerful testimony to why Technasia is one of the most respected acts in electronic music.
“Central’ is the first new Technasia album in five years - and sure to be one of the musical highlights of 2010. The much-anticipated LP is powerful testimony to why Technasia is one of the most respected acts in electronic music. Taking its name from the Hong Kong metro system, ‘Central’ is an emphatic creative statement that marks a new milestone an evolving story. Technasia mainstay Charles Siegling was in no hurry to put out an album: “I wanted to give my music time to evolve artistically before making a new record.” The result of his patience is the purest Technasia album to date - a seamless interweaving of sounds, styles and moods. Opener ‘Apologia’ bursts to life in a swirling, symphonic wash of sound that instantly assures the listener they are in good hands for the duration of the ride on the ‘Central’ line. “I deliberately avoided writing a record to reflect the current scene,” Siegling says, “I wanted to do something that would last, to simply compose music the way I want to, and to reflect my different musical tastes. After a year of hard work I’m very pleased - I have achieved everything I set out to do.” ‘Central’ views house and techno through the lens of Technasia’s experience, creating a musical experience that is both refreshing and familiar. The melodic soul of the album may surprise some, who are most familiar with Technasia’s fierce live techno sets, but it evokes a longer heritage. Fans who cherish the ‘Fuse Presents Technasia’ mix as well as the 2000 hit single ‘Force’, respectively voted one of Resident Advisors Top 50 Mix CDs and Top 50 Singles of the past decade, also will instantly recognize the signature blend of house, techno and electro - driven by an artistry that both acknowledges and pushes the boundaries of electronic music. (added: 2010-06-03 15:07:36 )