Tuesday, June 06, 2006

SCSI-9 - The Line of Nine

SCSI-9 have headed in a new direction with The Line of Nine. It’s still tech-house, but instead of being gritty dancefloor tracks like their previous work, this album is gentler and much more melodic. Tracks like “Elegia” and “The Line of Nine” are so smooth they are in danger of being called wimpy. “Éclair de Lune” samples Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” and then gives it a jazzy swing, which sounds impossible, but somehow works. “Morskaya” is certainly the best track on the album, with its great melody and inventive beats. It’s not a very danceable album: the melodies are nice, but it’s a touch slow and not very funky. But as home listening, it’s quite enjoyable. (Kompakt)