‘No Hassle’ is the new album by Viennese soundscape masters Tosca. Forefathers of the nu-Balearic/cosmic scene of artists such as Studio, Quiet Village , A Mountain Of One and Windsurf; Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber have produced their most magical and mesmerising album yet. A luxurious tapestry of analogue and digital sounds, submerged samples and live instruments; ‘No Hassle’ evolves and expands into an hour-long ambient symphony. The title reflects not only the duo’s laidback approach to making music but their whole philosophy of life. Multi-instrumentalists Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber have been friends since their Vienna schooldays, when they founded their first experimental band, Dehli 9. Richard later became half of the globally acclaimed DJ-producer duo Kruder and Dorfmeister, while Rupert worked in piano composition, sound-art installation and acoustic networks. The duo rediscovered their musical chemistry again with their Tosca debut, the 1994 12 ‘Chocolate Elvis’; a string of highly praised albums and remix collections followed It’s our personal reaction to everything, explains Richard. To all things that are pressuring you from outside, or internally, from every angle. It’s sort of the ideal position to achieve, and it’s the same idea behind the music: to achieve an hour where you feel hassle free. The album is packaged with a bonus live disc. K7 Records. 2009.