Sunday, August 20, 2006

Salvador


As I'm momentarily totally addicted to the music of El Gran Ricardo, I decided to check out this compilation of his works between 1998 and 2001 for the Frisbee label. And it's almost as good as his later sublime period on Playhouse and Perlon. A little more dancefloor orientated and trance-inducing, a little bit more acidic and electro-ish too, but just as deep - or should I say infinite? - and maniacal in the details.

Also like the picture of him on the highway, because I've always viewed highways in the desert as perfect metaphors for infinity. And infinity is the word that best describes Villalobos world of sounds. When, after having gone on for more than 12 minutes or so, his tracks actually, really, come to a full stop, I always am surprised that they're already over. Exactly the same feeling you get from listening to Basic Channel or Chain Reaction. He's a saviour alright.

4 comments:

Esco said...

Am really digging this album as well. I even start liking his set on Awakenings more and more. (Omar's addicted to it :).)

Fire in the Mind said...

not only omar

OMC said...

Awakenings = one of the best 5 DJ-sets ever.

Fire in the Mind said...

i heartily concur with that statement