Tosca are a mixing double act including Richard Dorfmeister – as in trip-hop masters Dorfmeister and Kruder - who released five lush albums in the early 2000’s before changing style most recently away from downtempo. “Dave Dudley” comes from “Dehli9” (2003).
This track starts with a Gregorian type of chant, before the guitars and rhythm sections get going. The repetition of the melody then kicks in and the mix takes off. The jangling guitar sound and the echo/reverbs are an instant foot tapper. The change in the middle works well too, slowing things down once again before returning to that hypnotic beat. Time to chill.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”