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ARTIST
TITLE
Cajun Lunch
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
DIYNAMIC 004CD DIYNAMIC 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/6/2010

With a sound that straddles electro, funk, disco and house, Oslo-based duo Ost & Kjex return with their second long-player Cajun Lunch on Diynamic. Having released their cheese-fixated (and indeed sampled) debut album Some, But Not All Cheese, Comes From The Moon in 2004, the food-obsessed Norwegian pair have released a multitude of EPs and remixes on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Planetnoise, Modular, Snick Snack, Punkt, Dialect and now Diynamic Music and played in venues and festivals all over the world. The debut album awarded them a nomination for "Best Electronica Album" at the Norwegian Grammys and the pair continued to develop their sound on releases such as More Songs About Cheese And Revolutionary Tarts, How Not To Be A Biscuit and Boston Food Strangler. Since then, the food boys have awoken, got their hands on some serious sounds and started shredding out tunes aimed at the dancefloor. In between live shows and remixing, the busy food geeks have now prepared their second course for your delectation. As the title suggests Cajun Lunch mixes elements of Delta blues and bayou bass lines into their organic house sound, especially on the guitar-filled "Bluecheeseblues" parts 1 and 2, but also in the general laid-back atmosphere that envelopes every track. From the opening sun-kissed grooves of "Mosambiquetravelplan" featuring Bugge Wesseltoft on piano to the sexed-up funk of "Continental Lover" and the deep house tones of "The Yellow Man," the boys continue to conspire with the album's guest vocalist, Tracee Meyn. Providing a juxtaposition to the pairs' house foundation and Mr. Ost's falsetto lead vocals, Tracee becomes an integral part of Cajun Lunch's funk-filled sound, giving it that extra spice to their production relish. On the darker and minimal-edged "A New Deal" and bass line driven "Seraphine" Tracee is further assisted by members of her gospel choir who combine to give Cajun Lunch a fuller, more rounded sound while tracks like "We Got Ticket To Moon" and "Bluebird" see the guys strip everything down to the bare essentials and groove with their machines. Ost & Kjex's love for electronic music takes the boys wherever the cheese is fresh and the beats are crunchy.