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DJ Koze

Amygdala

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April 2, 2013

On this tour de force by Teutonic EDM don Stefan Kozalla, the root vibe is elegant techno minimalism, but that vibe is augmented with wildly eccentric detailing: ADHD hip-hop jump-cuts, sneaky melodies, oddball instrumentation, warped vocals and more. The shadow of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" floats through "Das Wort." "Marilyn Whirlwind" loops a virtual guitar jam. And on a German-language version of Rodgers and Hart's "I Could Write a Book," the old Pal Joey standard, DJ Koze imagines the most E'd-up musical-theater revival ever.

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