<Tech & Progressive House> Anytime Ticon makes an album it’s worth checking out. They’ve never actually made a bad album and to be honest they’ve had some sterling ones too. But I must say I am getting a little bored with their penchant for trying to produce tech house when their roots (and where their best music came from) is still somewhere in the mire of progressive trance. I Love You – Who Are You is a strange album title but what’s even stranger is how apt this album name becomes with every listen. You see their musical direction at times is almost as difficult to decipher as the title. So whilst I’m not 100% sure who the title is intended for, so too am I not too sure who the music is directed at. Look it’s not bad music; in fact the opening track, Balkan Tourist and track 3, Blow My Horn are destined to be progressive house anthems in Europe this summer for sure. It’s the rest that seems to fade away by comparison. Other than the aforementioned tunes I’d have to say the rest of the album is fairly forgettable. I dunno… maybe I’m expecting too much from an album these days but after three decent tracks you’re made to wait until the second last one, Bazinga for something meaningful again. Four great tracks is a bit disappointing overall.
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