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Thomas Brinkmann Lucky Hands

This prolific minimal techno magus‘ follow-up to 2004‘s challenging Tokyo+1 (musique concréte techno partially composed of field recordings foraged from that city) actually more closely resembles his R&B/funk-loop-driven Soul Center project; opening track "Drops" chugs into Soul Center‘s experimental house mode, with recessive funk and R&B genes lending it surprising flavor. Overall, Lucky Hands is Brinkmann‘s most song-oriented effort, with partner Tusia Beridze singing on four tracks, including the strange cover of Morrissey‘s "The More You Ignore Me," which sounds like a deadpan Flying Lizard deconstruction. The disc peaks with "Margins," a hypnotic dub trudge that recalls Talking Heads‘ chilling "Listening Wind."

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