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As for 'Suzuki' it's hard to take a pick. "Pearl In-Suzuki" is an amazing intro into the album and into a mood by itself. "Annanas" and "Busenfreund" are super-contagious, and the list can go on and on. It's an album that you can very easily read or work to, given its downbeat (at times almost Bossanova-like), chillout sound to it. Very highly recommended. If you enjoy them, also check out obviously Kruder & Dorfmeister, Zero 7, Air and Thievery Corporation.
After hearing tracks from this album and "Opera," on the internet radio station Monkey Radio, I felt it was my duty to find out who this mysterious 'Tosca' was. Turned out it was made up of Richard Huber and the latter half of Kruder & Dorfmeister, a duo for which I already had much respect. The choice of Opera and Tosca was a tough one, but after listening to both, I can say Tosca is the more solid effort.
Though not as gritty as Opera, Suzuki effortlessly moves through many worlds of sound, keeping a consistently funky beat going for each song. Each song on this album has a beat that will creep into your head without knowing it, and before long you'll know which beat, rhythm, and theme goes with each song on the album.
Even though Dehli 9, Tosca's next original album after this, contains two CDs, don't let twice the CDs fool you. With a second disc containing what sounds like Huber hungover, stammering on the piano for an amazing beat similar to what opens and closes Suzuki, Dehli 9 boils down to one CD with some good highlights, but overall a drag for the latter half.
If you're picking and choosing for the Tosca album to be happiest with, and don't mind missing out on Opera's Chocolate Elvis, Suzuki will keep you in a very happy place for a very long time.
Not to say that Suzuki is devoid of groove...in fact, the beats here are even more catchy and consistent throughout the whole album. Tracks like "Orozco" and "Honey" conjure up images of alien models strutting down the catwalk donning the latest in Milan spaceware, all legs and attitude. "Busenfreund" rolls along like cloudy, timelapse skyscapes over a Viennese mountainscape, while "Doris Dub" actually makes the listener feel as if they are sinking deeper and deeper into a giant illuminated cavern of carbonated water.
The perfect album for both lulling you to sleep and for waking up to, as the picture on the cover would suggest. Highly recommended for fans of smooth and playful downbeat grooves.
...tosca keeps things interesting by introducing a variety of sounds and melodies every so often instead of locking onto any one particular beat and looping it for an entire song.
...if you're anything like me, and you're looking for something completely different outside of your usual listening standards, then this downtempo thing right here aint too bad a place to start.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I heard a song or two on Pandora and really liked the songs. The CD is not bad. A little slower and repetitive than I had hoped.
Well produced and engineered though.
Just found this album this year and have been quite addicted to it. It's all instrumental tracks. Very relaxing and stimulating at the same time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ice Cream Man
No it didn't only met my expectations it surpassed any expectations. One of the best albums i have ever bought. Yes i thought about what i am saying. It is true.Published 4 months ago by licas
I heard a track from this album playing in a dimly lit wine tasting room in New Zealand and was instantly hooked. This is great background lounge music.Published on January 11, 2013 by Lindsey Storm
This is simply a great, classic album. I've listened to Tosca on Pandora and SiriusXM Chill forever, but this is my first Tosca purchase. I couldn't be more pleased.Published on December 4, 2012 by Marion D. Philpott
"Quintessential lounge music from one of the masters of ambient, jazzy electronica- Tosca. After hearing samples and clips and from one of the finest albums in recent years, No... Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Visual Bureau
Ever since I first heard this cd I became obsessed. I don't know what it is about it except...everything. Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by marriediimuzik
Wow! This one really plays like a chilled out deep trippy mood symphony from beginning to end. It is a Very Good journey! Extremely well put together and thought out. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Blackjak
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