His debut album opens with thunder and rain, but proceeds in most orderly fashion, gliding down the shimmering autobahn of "Children" with cruise control on and air-conditioning set to equable. It's not that great a distance from Kraftwerk's original techno template, though there are fewer bends and not a gear-change in the journey.
Like the rest of the album, "Children" illustrates the enduring power of a simple piano progression. It's made of single notes here, rather than the urgent vamps of most Euro-house, but there is the same concentrated, minimal impact. It's all very epic, but also very soothing; Miles deliberately chose the rather sedate pace to try to help lower the number of rave-related road accidents in Italy, which were being blamed on drugs and the machine- gun pace of techno music rather than on typical Italian driving. I'd imagine many drivers find Dreamland every bit as dangerous. I certainly wouldn't like to have to stay awake at the wheel while it ran its soporific course.Reuse content