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Knock Knock (2lp+7''+mp3)
Artist(s): Dj Koze
   
EAN/UPC Code: 673799291319
Item-Number: PAMPALP013
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Set Count: 3
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Information: 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!

TRACKLISTING:

A
1. Club Der Ewigkeiten
2. Bonfire
3. Moving In A Liquid (feat Eddie Fummler)
4. Music On My Teeth (feat José González)

B
1. Colors Of Autumn (feat. Speech from Arrested Development)
2.. This Is My Rock (feat. Sophia Kennedy)
3. Illumination (feat. Róisín Murphy)
4. Planet Hase (feat. Mano le tough)

C
1. Pick Up
2. Scratch That (feat. Róisín Murphy)
3. Muddy Funster (feat. Kurt Wagner)

D
1. Baby (How Much I LFO You)
2. Jesus
3. Lord Knows
4 Seeing Aliens

TRACKLISTING 7inch:

A.
Drone Me Up, Flashy (feat. Sophia Kennedy)
B
Take A Run (feat. Ada)

   
Release: 04.05.2018
Available since: 02.05.2018
   
Availability: Item immediately available
 
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Track Titelinformation Spielzeit
LP + 7" + Download 1/2
001 Club der Ewigkeiten
DJ Koze
002 Bonfire
DJ Koze
003 Moving in a liquid
DJ Koze / Fummler, Eddie
004 Music on my teeth
DJ Koze / González, José
005 Colors of Autumn
DJ Koze / Speech
006 This is my rock
DJ Koze / Kennedy, Sophia
007 Illumination
DJ Koze / Murphy, Róisín
008 Planet Hase
DJ Koze / Mano Le Tough

LP + 7" + Download 2/2
001 Pick up
DJ Koze
002 Scratch that
DJ Koze / Murphy, Róisín
003 Muddy Funster
DJ Koze / Wagner, Kurt
004 Baby (How much I LFO you)
DJ Koze
005 Jesus
DJ Koze
006 Lord knows
DJ Koze
007 Seeing aliens
DJ Koze