Given his own background in the studio and behind the decks, it's no surprise that DJ Koze's Pampa label is releasing Fratzengulasch. The title track starts off fairly innocuously, with deft tribal house beats providing the basis for an understated house groove, but soon enough, an eccentric-sounding woman starts singing in German. Things take an even more bizarre turn as some Middle Eastern string instruments appear midway through. "Maikaferbenzin" is only marginally more conventional; based on a bass-heavy groove, its squealing sax solos and foggy trombone bleating are reminiscent of Villalobos after the end of a long weekend. And no, we have no idea either what the track titles mean, but we love this release.
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