Of course, just where the line between clumsy and cutting-edge lies, within the rapidly evolving glitch genre, is anyone's guess. But pinpointing a difference between Curry's work and that of such producers as Pole, Autechre, or Frank Bretschneider isn't all that difficult, since Curry actually sings on several of the cuts from his 2001 album, Parts Water. His soft crooning floats along on top of playful glitches and deep, numbing dub effects, providing intimate melodies for "Your Beautiful Feet" and "(Water)Phone."
"To me, singing is not about having a good voice," Curry says, "but it is about adding personality to the music. Suddenly, there is a human element added to the electronic sound." The fact that Curry's voice isn't quite perfect only adds to his "dork debonair" charm. "Embracing being the dork I am is important in my music. Embellishing mistakes, or at least accepting them, is part of what my music is about."
As a DJ, Curry is pretty traditional, mixing up house, techno, and even some '80s tunes. But he's also known for his outlandish high jinks -- such as shucking his pants and tossing them into the crowd when the mood strikes. Maybe that's just what it takes to embrace the dork within.