Tosca - No Hassle
Richard Dorfmeister (of Kruder & Dorfmeister) and Austrian musician Rupert Huber know a thing or two about making a chill out album. `No Hassle`, their fifth full length album using the Tosca moniker, shows a couple of masters at the top of their game.
The mostly instrumental album is full of sensual and intoxicating rhythms that get you swaying back and forth before you even know it. Once you press play you get the necessary hit of dubby bass, reverb filled piano as well as wonderfully utilised, but muted, percussion (of all kinds). This is a great album to set the "mood" with your lady or fella or for a wind down after a long night out at the club.
Opener `My First` enchants with mellow keyboards and soft vocals while `Oysters In May` offers a more up tempo house feel and funky guitar, `Elektra Bregenz` has a distinct Middle-Eastern feel and album closer `No Hassle` combines "rain-sounding" percussion and pulsating bass. `No Hassle` is highly enjoyable and will relax anyone - pop this album on and literally feel hassle free.
8 out of 10
Here is the video for 'Birthday'.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.