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Classic Album Review: Khan | No Comprendo

The sexed-up DJ beds down with a whole slew of underground vocal talents.

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This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


With his sex-crazed ’99 solo CD 1-900-Get-Khan, prolific New York DJ Can Oral firmly cemented a reputation as the king of electro-porn. But what fun is sex without a partner — or, in the case of the promiscuous Oral (and yes, it is his real name), a whole slew of ’em.

So, for his latest CD under the most popular of his many alter-egos (others include 4E and Fuzz DJ), he beds down with a whole slew of underground vocal talents from blooz-punk Jon Spencer and R&B freakazoid Andre Williams to demented diva Diamanda Galas and former Gun Clubber and Cramps Kid Congo Powers. Khan supplies the tunes — his usual throbbing, bleeping techno-fuzz — while they supply the melodies and lyrics, creating a disc that retains some musical consistency even as it covers a range of moods and styles. Call it group sex.