Having rapidly established itself as a major force in the slippery world of shoe-shuffling chill via a series of esteemed compilations, Bar De Lune started picking up artists of its own throughout 2002. Acts such as Dust, Radar, and Neil Cowley's Fragile States demonstrated much promise, and added to this esteemed lineup is Christophe Goze. Born in Paris and raised in Japan, though a resident of the U.K. since 1996, Goze is an adept acoustic guitarist, and it is this that shifts his debut album above the level of his downbeat house contemporaries. Though occasionally twee, with "Something Like This" (more Kenny G. than Charlie Parker), Goze succeeds in clawing out his own niche by way of rich arrangements and lashings of eased instrumentation.
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AllMusic Review by Kingsley Marshall