A calm lake is beautiful, but an ocean of tropical fish is much more stimulating. DJ Harry's latest, Collision, plumbs deep yet predictable waters with even-keeled songs that meander from track to track. The album doesn't gain any real focus until newcomer vocalist Lissie swims by with the splendor of a blue-lined snapper. Collision falls somewhere between electro, funk-house and traditional down-tempo, with organic world-music instrumentation layered above sterile, effects-driven programming. And while each song in the pretty but stagnant pool would be lovely in a lounge set, the disc as a whole laps the shore lazily, waiting for a focal point -- such as more bright flashes of movement from the likes of Lissie.
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