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Oriental Quaint

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The third album from club DJ Takeshi Hanzawa, Oriental Quaint continues his drive of incorporating Brazilian sounds, as well as acid jazz elements, into what's otherwise a straightforward club/house set. There's a strong focus on ambient sound here, with a constant vibrating drone behind the beats Hanzawa presents, long, flowing female vocals that act more as instruments than a method of lyrical delivery, and the occasional Auto-Tuned passage.