Without much fanfare at all Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer have quietly released their second Vilod album in 4 years after “Safe In Harbour” previously released on Perlon.
Opting to unleash the collection of often breakneck modular jazz compositions on British imprint MANA this album is perhaps not so much an album to dance to but to experience, yet if there is anybody that is able to work tracks like this into their set its Ricardo.
Known for his often-freeform minimal output in solo mode Ricardo’s work with Loderbauer as Vilod is even more abstract. With their new LP ‘The Clouds Know’, just a quick listen to the online snippets it is clear that Vilod has moved way past making club music and now venture into the realms of sensory exploration.
In an extract from album notes found on the MANA website it is clear that this body of work is much more than a collection of studio noodling’s, “He and Loderbauer pull away the backbone inherent to the structure of that dance music, and The Clouds Know refines a deft and subtle musical noir built on ambient cues, sparks and claps of electricity, brushed drums, black voids, and subterranean bass swoops.”
You can get your hands on the double-disc LP over at Honest Jons where you can also listen to snippets of the tracks.