DJ Koze doesnt aim for technical perfection for its own sake, but rather to serve the purpose of giving birth to great music. On his debut >Rue Burnout EP< from his own Pampa label, he plays with finesse and sophistication, and implicitly understands the importance of subtlety, leading from dreamy and restrained parts to a noisy frenzy at the end.
‘Blume der Nacht’ starts with a looped piano solo from Arabian dodecaphony, interwoven with bangs of violine bows, piercing high-pitched strings, almost shrieking glissandi, deep angel chants and obsessive sharp rhythms. The 37 year old constantly horny wunderkind producer has made a habit of creatively foiling expectations, and works also under the pseudonyms Adolf Noise, Swahimi and recently Madima Lokkah to redefine the boundaries of electronic music. This daring concept works perfectly in the title track ‘Rue Burnout’ - it is very rare that you find house music this excitingly light-fooded and precisely transparent. The musician cuts the pigtail off the term ‘Kackmusik’ for good, and demonstrates how sounds are capable of creating the most delicate musical interplay. Amen.
DJ Koze, Germany, April 2010. [pampa003_info from wa]