Christian Smith releases his third solo album titled Input-Output on his own Tronic imprint. Consisting of 11 original tracks, each one embodies Christians message of creating real techno, with powerful percussions and melodic basslines throughout.
A more than fitting entrance, Destination Unknown provides the listener with a masterfully constructed synth melody perfectly complimented by a haunting vocal sample that is certain to sound out across the worlds dance floors. Fusing together sounds from a number of sub-genres, Christians minimal masterpiece Explanation is sure to be a favourite for those who prefer a lighter shade of techno, whereas Input/Outputs fierce kick drums are reminiscent of his stellar releases on Adam Beyers Drumcode.
Input/Output is an impeccable offering from one of technos most talismanic figures holding within it a different blend of sounds to suit everyones musical palate. Each production wonderfully weaves in and out of one another yet never straying too far away from the trademark Christian Smith sound. Air Castles electro esque synthesizers flutter throughout yet listeners are treated to contrasting sounds from Release (Stringz) dark and atmospheric harmonies.
Christians remarkable ability to conjure varying sounds from an array of different influences is unique to say the least. A talent that eludes many within his field, it is this exact trait that has elevated Christian to mesmeric heights and in turn making him one of the most sought after acts in house and techno.
Staying completely humble in his approach to each and every project that he embarks on, Input/Output is set to further reiterate Christians unquestionable stature as one of underground musics most influential characters.