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dj koze - knock knock (limited box set)

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title:
knock knock (limited box set)
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format:
3lp+10"+7"+cd
catalog number:
PAMPABOX013
price:
54.22 €
barcode:
673799291333
genre:
house/techno/electronic
release:
2018.05.04. 
note:
ON STOCK!
More than ever before on Koze's records, there are fascinating, individualist – and well-known – voices through out Knock Knock but again, each of them is rendered strange, drawn into a different reality Bon Iver's ghostly hymnals samples on “Bonfire” are very recognisably Bon Iver, but the way they twist and merge with synthetic sounds until choir and computer are writhing around one another in bliss are something else. The ever-unique Róisín Murphy, on two stunning tracks, becomes a cyborg funk diva. Speech from Arrested Development delivers luscious and lazy R&B-funk on “Colors of Autumn”, but Koze's warping bass, dubwise echo and alien nature sounds take it to an alternate dimension tropical landscape. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop is a vocoder bohemian, Sophia Kennedy is a sci-fi Weimar cabaret star, José Gonzalez a holographic projection from an old film of South Sea Islands... on it goes, nothing is real, everyone is an inhabitant of Koze-world.

Like all DJ Koze records, Knock Knock exists outside of trend and influence. In fact, it's a step further beyond: absolutely every single thing here, from grooves to voices to handclaps, is otherworldly and unique. Which is not to say it is utterly alien abstraction, mind. There is still disco, there is still soul, there is still techno, there is still hip hop, there is still psychedelia – there are even wafts of easy listening, lost crackly thriftstore record memories and... sort of... indie rock – but though it may sound familiar, it never does what your brain thinks it's going to do.

Likewise with the voices. More than ever before on Koze's records, there are fascinating, individualist – and well-known – voices through out Knock Knock but again, each of them is rendered strange, drawn into a different reality Bon Iver's ghostly hymnals on “Bonfire” are very recognisably Bon Iver, but the way they twist and merge with synthetic sounds until choir and computer are writhing around one another in bliss are something else. The ever-unique Róisín Murphy, on two stunning tracks, becomes a cyborg funk diva. Speech from Arrested Development delivers luscious and lazy R&B-funk on “Colors of Autumn”, but Koze's warping bass, dubwise echo and alien nature sounds take it to an alternate dimension tropical landscape. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop is a vocoder bohemian, Sophia Kennedy is a sci-fi Weimar cabaret star, José Gonzalez a holographic projection from an old film of South Sea Islands... on it goes, nothing is real, everyone is an inhabitant of Koze-world.

And that's what is crucial here. Koze is a world-maker. You don't get to chose how you hear his music – you enter his world or you don't, that's it. And that's why individual influences, whether it's the trippy German techno that's always rippled through is albums or the beat-scene abstract hip hop that he incorporated into his DJ-Kicks mix in 2015, are all but irrelevant. Though he'd never compare himself to anyone else, Koze only makes sense in the way that other world-builders do, from Bowie to Sun Ra, Outkast to Kate Bush. And Knock Knock is far and away his greatest statement of that. It's an album that came together slowly and steadily, his working processes arcane and mysterious in their steady accumulation of sound and inspiration. It's so complete and bursting with detail and consistency from every micro-second that you'd swear it was meticulously planned – but there was no masterplan, do desire to create a definitive artefact: the record itself decided when it was ready. And now it is ready, the most perfectly constructed portal into that other world, you had better be ready too!
2lp
a01. club der ewigkeiten
a02. bonfire
a03. moving in a liquid (feat eddie fummler)
a04. music on my teeth (feat josé gonzález)
b01. colors of autumn (feat. speech from arrested development)
b02. this is my rock (feat. sophia kennedy)
b03. illumination (feat. róisín murphy)
b04. planet hase (feat. mano le tough)
c01. pick up
c02. scratch that (feat. róisín murphy)
c03. muddy funster (feat. kurt wagner)
d01. baby (how much i lfo you)
d02. jesus
d03. lord knows
d04 seeing aliens

lp
a01. moving in a liquid (instrumental)
a02. colors of autumn (instrumental)
a03. music on my teeth(instrumental)
a04. this is my rock ((instrumental))
a05. illumination (instrumental))
b01. take a run (instrumental)
b02. scratch that (instrumental)
b03. muddy funster (instrumental)
b04. lord knows (instrumental)
b05. drone me up (instrumental)

7"
a01. drone me up, flashy (feat. sophia kennedy)
b01. take a run (feat. ada)

10"
a01. timber (feat.lali puna)
a02. lullaby
b01. planet ambient

cd
01. club der ewigkeiten
02. bonfire
03. moving in a liquid (feat eddie fummler)
04. colors of autumn (feat. speech from arrested development)
05. music on my teeth (feat josé gonzález)
06. this is my rock (feat. sophia kennedy)
07. illumination (feat. róisín murphy)
08. pick up
09. planet hase (feat. mano le tough)
10. scratch that (feat. róisín murphy)
11. muddy funster (feat. kurt wagner)
12. baby (how much i lfo you)
13. jesus
14. lord knows
15 seeing aliens
16. drone me up, flashy (feat. sophia kennedy)
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