Schneider TM Skoda Mluvit

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There are two Dirk Dresselhauses-the brilliant lap-pop wunderkind, and the self-impressed packrat. Sure, the former indie boy and German Pro Tooler occasionally stumbles over outright brilliance (as he did on the spit-shine remix of The Smiths' "There Is a Light..." on 2000's Binokular). But just as often, the Schneider TM mastermind gets lost in his own clutter and abstraction. On his latest, Skoda Mluvit, both Dresselhauses show up. The single, "Pac Man/Shopping Cart," is his most inspired work since Zoomer, but the rap-happy "Blacksmith" and slogging album-opener "More Time" are alternately embarrassing and useless.