Controversial but Dependent And Happy is my favourite Villalobos album. There is so much undiscovered beauty in it including this spaced out dreamy taxi-beeping New York trip. Even more controversial – the track is less than 5 minutes long.
Tag: Ricardo Villalobos
Dependent And Happy is such an under-rated album, so full of beauty and wonder that it is easy to overlook certain tracks, which for me, this has been an overlooked beauty – full of delicate charm and a gruff German vocal line that I am happy to never know what it means.
Twisted, growling remix from the king – watch out for the mid-way switch.
Sometimes tracks take a few years to grow on you, and this certainly has with the waspish strings and the impulsive inserts.
My number 1 musical inspiration just gets better.
Yet again Ricardo absolutely nails a remix, with the help of Shaun Reeves this time – not an expected combination, a gentle minimal ditty at just 5 minutes long about a load of bikes smashed up by pedestrians pissed off by pavement cyclists, or something like that.
He is just light years ahead of every single music producer I have come across, this is best described as a minimal version of Subtellite, with intricate patterns of sounds, chimes, bleeps and clicks, it is just a delight.
There is a 15 minute version for those of you with less patience!
Absolutely beautiful and charming, a track with such a dreamy melodic quality and those really warm, individual beats seemingly unique to Ricardo. A stunning breakdown – would be most fitting for Cocoon closing on the terrace in Ibiza as the last track.
Also a 15 minute version but I actually prefer the shorter one.
Just need a touch of imagination, my friends.