Tosca

Outta Here

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A slowly evolving project up to this point, Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber's group Tosca flip the script with their 2014 effort Outta Here, a popping album of indie dance and retro funk from a group that used to trade in dubby downtempo and tasteful, immaculate electronica. Seems like here, they've slipped their disco, as "Have Some Fun" incorporates Chic-like basslines while "My Sweet Monday" fingersnaps with a retro, '70s shuffle, all things Hot Chip or LCD Soundsystem have done before, and with better results. M-People at their most sterile come to mind as Dorfmeister and Huber apply their previous production techniques to music that should be delivered with more guts, but the good news is that single-track downloads exist and the twangy bit of hero worship called "Harry Dean" is a worthy tribute to Mr. Stanton. Otherwise, we should all close our eyes until someone returns the old Tosca to its rightful place, no questions asked.

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