Ricardo Villalobos

Sonic alchemist Ricardo Villalobos releases his follow up to last year's heralded Alcachofa, merging his affinity for danceable jams with the psychedelic tribal dint of Krautrock collectives such as Amon Düül and Neu! This fresh approach blurs the line between improvisation and prerecorded beats. On the opening track, "Hireklon," flamenco guitar strums tumble over stark techno beats before miraculously finding a remarkable synergy. "True to Myself" features whispered vocals and meandering keyboard stabs stumbling over perpetually shifting beats. Minimal electronic music has never sounded so organically generated.

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