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By Dave Stelfox
Following on from 1997's sumptuous debut album Opera, Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber's Tosca have taken a meditative, contemplative turn with their second long-player Suzuki. As you will have come to expect from this duo, their music is beautifully centred, pivoting around langorous rhythms and sparkling instrumentation from the sweetly dripping Honey to Ocean Beat's breezy breaks. But it is not all bleary-eyed ambience, as dense dubwise bass and crisp percussion fuse to produce an abundant sound, teeming with blissfull jazz-inflected harmony on tracks such as Bass On The Boat and the subtly uplifting Busenfreund. A luscious collection of music for the urban Zen master.