<Electronica> Ah the peculiar joy of listening to something beyond the crisp reach of definition! No’ze is a sonic outfit cast of most unlikely threads. Here is an aural meeting of discerning nostalgia (40’s Jazz and 70’s-thru-90’s Lounge) and smiley beats – quite appropriately, No’ze are made up of two step-brothers, one a classically-trained pianist, the other a techno DJ. Latest release ‘Dring’ utilises a wonky array of influences and musical styles, from Caribbean rhythms to gentle Oompah, from forgetful sailors through crooner Jazz scats, jangling electric guitars, to idiosyncratic pop… above all they favour sparse, cosy Jazz instrumentations and grin-inducing beats. A motley bag of elements not necessarily designed to fuse – in less imaginative, less quirky hands the result would be awkward on the ear – but fuse it does, resulting in a music that defies easy categorization whilst successfully shaking your hiney and popping your fingers. Standout tracks are the wistfully melancholic ‘Cinq’, the left-of-centre ballad ‘Exodus’, and the deranged rhythmic assault of ‘Dring Dring’. More please.