Just out of interest...Why is this being so melodic being hailed as a change in direction? Body Riddle was very melodic, but thankfully had a balance of pure-melody driven bouncers and all kinds of other textures and pacing. Totems Flare was even more melodic (as well as being very poppy in its own kind of way), and while I enjoyed it at the time I wouldn't really want more of that. Most of the electronic musicians I know have gone in this mellowing-out direction. But I feel a reaction to the major experimentation of 1999-2003ish Warp/electronic releases has been going on too long. 99.% of popular Western music is all about melody and is very easily accessible. There's nothing wrong with some well-produced, still relatively accessible, non-accademic, 'known' music being a bit on the extreme side again.
Does even a single person agree with me? :-)
Edited by Lianne, 24 January 2012 - 03:34 AM.