Michal Ho Screw the Coffeemaker
- Words: Dave Segal
- Label: TuningSpork
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
After issuing two dozen 12s–many with the excellent Samim–that have been caned in Ibiza and by avant-techno don Ricardo Villalobos, Michal Ho finally delivers his debut full-length. Rare is the techno or house album that can be spun without the urge to fast-forward or skip tracks, but Ho has wrought an all-killer/no-filler disc that should deliver huge grins to risk-taking DJs and fearless dancers worldwide. Screw the Coffeemaker contains 11 tracks of outbound tech-house that are simultaneously warm and adventurous, sexy and cerebral. Much of the album bears a madcap tonal palette and relentless momentum that recalls Matthew Herbert’s finest work, but Ho’s more about the pleasure principle, forgoing the heavy-handed commentary on corporate and political corruption.
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