Koxbox

The Great Unknown

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An interesting change of direction for one of the few well-known progressive psychedelic trance acts, including small steps towards rubbery minimalism and global funk. Most of the album is smart, quickly paced, and -- unusually -- free from instances of drug-damaged anti-dance. While there isn't much to differentiate between the strange, fat analog noises of "King Op Uass," an attractive closing number featuring jump-up jazz and broken spoken word, "Crunchy Moies," or the 11-minute "Lunar Bin," the overall approach sets the band apart from the Goa and progressive house scenes, making Danish founders Frank E and Ian Ion mildly important if somewhat fixated mavericks in what could turn out to be their own accidental micro-movement.