Chicane’s classic albums: ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’ & ‘Somersault’June 12th, 2012
Time for a little trip down memory lane. As one of the key artists in the history of EDM, Nick Bracegirdle has left quite some impact with his Chicane project. Rocking the scene for over 15 years, he’s been part of the upcoming dance movement in the 90’s and with five albums under his belt, is still considered one of the leading lights.
Two of Chicane’s most popular albums, his debut ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’ and ‘Somersault’ have now been re-released, and await your listen. If you’re a fan of intricate and relaxing ambient, lush melodies and quality prog-house as well as the Balearic touch, then head off and get these essentials!
Chicane – Far From The Maddening Crowds
It’s been 15 years since Nick Bracegirdle released his long-awaited debut album. Following the success of his singles ‘Offshore’ and ‘Sunstroke’, he presented ‘Far From The Maddening Crowds’ in 1997. It became one of the biggest releases in dance and trance land, and is still considered one the most important releases in EDM history.
We’ve re-released this essential album, bringing you classics such as ‘Offshore’, ’Sunstroke’, ‘Leaving Town’ and ‘Red Skies’. A perfect piece to kick-start your summer, with the typical and beloved Chicane sound.
Chicane – Somersault
The follow-up to his ‘Far From The Maddening Crowd’ and ‘Behind The Sun’ albums, was an album that definitely raised some dust. ‘Somersault’ was his first self-released album on Modena Records, and featured collabs with the likes of Tom Jones and club hits ‘Spirit’ and ‘Come Tomorrow’.
Released in July 2007, Chicane has definitely proven to be more than a one-hit wonder. His latest album, ‘Thousand Mile Stare’, released in the spring of 2012, has that same Chicane vibe that we’ve come to love so much throughout the years, though more diverse than ever. Time for a trip down memory lane and rediscover some of Chicane’s biggest classics. Enjoy ‘Somersault’!