Boomkat Product Review:
Erik Kowalski’s output as Casino Versus Japan has gone largely unnoticed despite the influence his productions have had over the last couple of decades.
Go Hawaii, released in 2000 and then reissued by CCO a couple of years later, is by far his best known and most loved work; a joyous, melancholy, beautiful piece of work that has ripened with age, now imbued with even more layers of nostalgia almost 20 years on from its original release.
It’s basically a more sun-drenched, wide-eyed and optimistic variant of Boards of Canada’s Music Has The Right to Children which landed a couple of years earlier. If that album has a special place in your heart and you’re yet to experience Go Hawaii, all we can suggest is that you settle back and give it a listen. There really aren't many other electronic albums of its era that are as memorable or beautiful as this one. One listen and you’ll be hooked.