Sep 2011 08

C.H. District - Conclusion
C.H. District
Category: Electronic
Album: Conclusion
Stars: 4
Blurb: Conclusion is a great album full of imaginative and energetic electronic music that proves C.H. District deserves to be a household name.

 

C.H. District’s Miroslaw Matyasik should be much more well known than he is. Under the guise of C.H. District, he effortlessly creates dance music with a complexity that keeps the listener fully engaged and unable to stop moving – not a simple feat.

It’s a rare and wonderful thing to find an electronic composer who is not only proficient with the equipment but also a true musician. C.H. District’s Conclusion consists of 10 perfectly constructed pieces that are tied together by talent and yet so varied that there is no risk they will run together and be forgotten. Mostly lacking vocals of any type, lyrics are not missed; the music speaks for itself. First, the best: “Conclusion” and “Practical Tool.” The title track is simply made for a sweaty nightclub dance floor. Its driving beat and glitch-laden melody are sexy and easy to move to. “Practical Tool” adds some industrial elements to a quicker pace, turning up the aggression while keeping the danceable flow. “Shrink” is another good one with an eclectic mix of the forceful and the playful. “Like a Human,” the only piece with actual lyrics is not the best song on the album, but there is a lot to be said for the creative way Tomtylor’s vocals are manipulated and blended with the backing music. There are only two tracks that don’t seem to be designed to stand on their own. “0#1” is more of an addendum to “Shrink” than an individual composition, but the benefit to them being broken is that it is easier to avoid the last minute of noise when you don’t want to hear it. And the same can pretty much be said for “1#2,” which follows “Like a Human.” It continues with the high pitched beeping effect that begins in the last 30 seconds or so of the previous song and plays with the knobs a bit, muffling, distorting, fiddling with the speed, etc.

Not many musicians are able to provide an album with as much graceful artistry and diversity of melody as C.H. District’s lovely Conclusion. Bravo!

Track list:

  1. Con-trust (Edit)
  2. Shrink
  3. 0#1
  4. Burnout (feat. Synta[xe]rror)
  5. Conclusion
  6. Creep
  7. Practical Tool
  8. Like a Human (feat. Tomtylor)
  9. 1#2
  10. Go Out

C.H. District Website http://www.chdistrict.com
C.H. District MySpace http://www.myspace.com/chdistrict
C.H. District Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/chdistrict/176181450162
Tympanik Audio Website http://www.tympanikaudio.com
Tympanik Audio MySpace http://www.myspace.com/tympanik
Tympanik Audio Facebook http://www.facebook.com/tympanikaudio
Tympanik Audio Twitter http://twitter.com/tympanik
M-Tronic Website http://www.m-tronic.com

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2010-11-16

Charity VanDeberg (CharityV)

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