Wednesday, January 17, 2007

CD review


How to Dance

(Circus Company)

French duo Nôze’s second album is an exploration into the funkier, quirkier side of minimal house music. The hoarse ranting of madmen meets melodically with synthesizers, pianos, droning cellos, blomping saxophones and guitars over jingly-jangly four-four beats. The disc is replete with whimsical, ambient noises, clever nonsense and eccentric percussion that evoke Tom Waits’ Rain Dogs. How to Dance is an inventive oddity to be listened to while discussing surrealism or working on the construction of your doomsday device.

Good: 8.5/10

Awesome: 7/10

Angry: 4/10