Album review

Tosca - Delhi 9

More prolific in this operatic alter ego than his day job (where, with Peter Kruder, he's a celebrated DJ, remixer of Madonna and co, and recording artist in a vein between acid jazz, trip hop and light techno), Richard Dorfmeister reunites with childhood friend Rupert Huber for Tosca's latest. Richly textured sounds and smooth rhythms are impressively assembled for a sort of coldly funky lounge motorik. A second CD dubs up Huber's classical piano to no purpose.

Rating: 2 / 10


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