Label: PAMPA RECORDS
"Funny" is usually anathema to dance music. Fortunately, DJ Koze's definition of "funny" is less "ha-ha" than "WTF?" Koze doesn't stop at crafting sumptuous deep-house jams; full of odd details and sonic margin-scribbling, they feel like cryptic short stories more than static mood pieces. Apparat and Caribou lend their respective styles to two songs, while Matthew Dear playacts his way through the oddball "Magical Boy," but the real wild cards are the errant bleeps and burbles that tear through Koze's nominally subdued productions, lulling and thrilling in equal measure.