Kid Koala, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Peter Shapiro

By Peter Shapiro

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Acclaimed turntablist makes his debut

Although the title of Canadian turntablist Kid Koala's debut album cites the repetitive strain injuries that plague battle DJs who spend most of their waking hours practicing, the music inside is most definitely not the work of someone showing off his battery of arcane scratches. Where most turntablists are out to wow you with their prowess behind the decks, Kid Koala impresses you with sheer force of personality. With its high-spirited demeanor and the madcap hi-jinks, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the sound of someone in love with records — and not just what he can do with them.