As a Japanese group signed to a Scandinavian label, you can bet that Cacoy will turn out to be an interesting, if rather quirky prospect. Sure enough, this is a trio who play their melodies on what sound like archaic instruments but with enough hip-hop beats on show to prove they're well in touch with modern-day techniques. At over an hour in length there's a fair amount of superfluous material on offer but when they get it right - the woozy clanking instrumentation on 'Funeral March In March', the sweet singing of Saya on 'Mural Of Music' or the electronic breeziness of 'Yoko Majick Ono' - their childlike sensibilities exude bags of charm. Towards the end of the record, their warmth and tunefulness reaches a gorgeous peak on album highlight 'Harmonies'. Occasionally the cutesiness and wayward instrumentation infuriates but Cacoy's heart ultimately wins out.