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Parisian Label owner, producer, and world-famous DJ Laurent Garnier legitimized French techno long before anyone had ever heard of Daft Punk, Air, or Cassius. And while the French sound has become synonymous with cheeky, refried disco loops and samples, Garnier continues to push his music forward, exploring the boundaries of moody, dark techno while fusing together live instrumentation with electronic beats and bleeps. Garnier nicely balances his dance floor impulses with a more introspective vibe on Unreasonable Behaviour. The ominous 4/4 stompers "Dangerous Drive" and "The Sound of the Big Babou" will surely please techno-heads who like it dark, with both tracks driven by spiraling analogue synthesizers and heavy kick drums. But it's Garnier's more abstract material that's most compelling: The atmospheric breakbeats of "Cycles D'Oppositions" sound at home with the work of Boards of Canada, while the saxophones on "The Man with the Red Face" continue the jazz-techno explorations of Carl Craig's Innerzone Orchestra. Unreasonable Behaviour is a mature album and Garnier's most polished work, a true post-millennium classic that should open up many minds about the sonic possibilities inherent in electronic music.