DCR 07 CD
"Ill-Young Kim might be known to some of you through his appearance on the German VIVA channel or his recent movie St.Pauli Nights by Söhnke Wortmann. Otherwise you might meet him in a café or a Cologne video rental store. His musical debut Spielzeug actually shows what the Cologne guy is doing most of his time: sitting at home and making crazy-funky music. Ill-Young is picking beats, whirling them around and creating new fragments with cut and paste. Filtered melodies are lifting you to heaven while the holy bass is giving the right punch for the floor and fantastic melodies release you from your earthy existence. Far away from scene-codes and Teutonic headmusic plays Ill-Young plays with his beats, kicks off with some funny voices and his favorite cartoon characters while loving old school synths and out of tune pianos. He arranges his music with more happenings per minute than you can easily (under)stand, just to keep himself from getting bored. The result could be called complex high energy electro-pop (or whatever), which might cause some synapses or legs to take up heavy movements. This is pure electro-fun on 17 tracks like they never came out of the plug. So do what you wanna do, Ill-Young does the same. And by the way, he loves Plaid, Clear and Rephlex, just to give you a clue."