Wednesday, February 18, 2009

dancing forever

222. Ricardo Villalobos - "Fizheuer Zieheuer pt. 1" (Playhouse, 2006)
223. Ricardo Villalobos - "Fizheuer Zieheuer pt. 2" (Playhouse, 2006)

What is there to say about "Fizheuer Zueheuer"? It starts out with this 2 bar sample from a Serbian orchestra. And then it loops that sample with some minor variation for a total of a little over 37 minutes. And there are the drums. And there is a horn part for a bit. And that's about it. Only, of course there's much, much more. Because this is probably the prime example of how creative, minimalist, huge, and wonderful Villalobos can be. How he is at the same time a figure always on the creative, avante-garde edge of techno and one that makes dancefloors freak out and lives purely for the party; one that says things like "Sometimes one finds oneself in a party and you simply can't leave."* This is the kind of stuff that got me on techno in the first place and tho I can easily zone out to it in my living room, I beg of you, Ricardo, just come and play the US already. Bush is gone. You can start at 8 and play for 8 hours and with the time zone difference between here and Berlin it'll feel like you're finishing up at noon anyways.

* from a Philip Sherburne interview with Villalobos in issue #282 of the Wire, August 2007.

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