DJ Koze (veteran German hip-hop producer Stefan Kozalla) joined the ranks of
ambient and minimal techno with
Kosi Comes Around (Kompakt, 2005) and chilling dance
tracks such as My Grandmotha; but the album also contained his
legendary ten-minute instrumental Brutalga Square, that abandoned the
languid "minimal" aesthetic for a frenzied Afro-Brazilian orgy.
It took almost a decade for Kozalla to release another album, and this
Amygdala (Pampa, 2013) recast him as a digital singer-songwriter
(Nices Woelkchen is a hybrid of Giorgio Moroder's disco-music, soul balladry and ambient house) and soul producer (the funk-soul shuffle Magical Boy).
Nonetheless half of the album is devoted to
lengthy instrumentals (or at most hummed tracks) such as
Royal Asscher Cut, drenched in a nostalgic feeling,
the ten-minute Caribbean-ish tap dance La Duquesa
and the hypnotic minimal dubstep Marilyn Whirlwind.
Competent and elegant, but hardly revolutionary or breathtaking.
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