Señor Coconut

Gran Baile Con...Señor Coconut

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Atom Heart's first release since moving his studios to Santiago, Chile plummets off the deep end of Latin jazz/electronic funk weirdness hinted at in earlier releases such as Trio de Janeiro and Polyester. Similar in some respects to Latin/lounge plunderphonic collageworks such as Tipsy's Trip Tease or Sukia's Contacto Especial, Señor Coconut adapts percussion, piano, and horn samples to warped, mutant offshoots of mambo, samba, and rumba rhythms, combining the resultant blur with the sort of intricately humorous digital electro-funk that runs through much of his recent work. Strange stuff that would later spark a full-blown alias from Schmidt with 1999's El Baile Aleman.

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