Born in 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin, Randy Jones made his name in Seattle, where he moved to work as a computer programmer. Jones produces and remixes under the Caro moniker and runs the cunningly named Orac label, which has released several acclaimed 12-inches over the '00s. The Return of Caro, his first album-as-album, is techno at heart, but it ventures pretty far afield for straight-up club music. Jones layers keyboards, string samples and even vocals in ways that feel tentative at first but strengthen with repetition, particularly on the Euro-club bombshell "My Little Pony" and the disc-ending "My Little Castle," which moves from a Latin feel to a full-on homage to early, "jacking" Chicago house.
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