[V07] – 2005
- Apolo X
- Patria / Extranjero
- You are aquí
- Por debajo del Agua
“The music is primarily computer generated with some sampling. “Fiesta” uses street sounds and dialoque interspersed with a pounding beat and droning electronic lines. “Diablo” also uses a good amount of latin rhythm among the techno affects. Most of the other tracks are more IDM, depending heavily on computer oriented sounds but still emitting a rare beauty.”
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“This single (Diablo) is a thing to be recommended to everyone that likes electro music. Diablo very nicely mixes synth-sounds with technobeat. Diablo has unique samples (resembling crickets and other nature sounds) very neatly composed in the Marimba swing. This record is one of my favourite tracks from Volk, and, although the whole LP is a little bit boring (but just a bit , Diablo is definitely one of its highlights. I quite enjoyed listening to remixed versions of this piece. They are quite similar to the original, but it’s not just some beta-version that aren’t good enough to be presented as a complete tune, so one sells it as a remix. They are alternative sets as good as the variant chosen by the artist on the album. I regret that there isn’t any interesting B-side piece different from remixes and that’s why there is nine instead of ten. But well… you can’t have it all. The single deserves Jamendo fans’ interest anyway.”
As in many of the tracks from Volk, a previous version of this one was played live several times between 2001-2002. It was reconstructed for Volk from scratch, based in the original samples and extended into a longer version.
A sample of the work within the Chill ánd Go collective, based in Marimba sounds and a tamale vendor announcement. A sound stamp from Mexico City.
Diablo was done originally for the videohome Cumbia cachonda from director Christian González, along with other three pieces: Cachonda, Cachonda (Foreplay) and Por debajo del Agua. Diablo combines the basic sound of cumbia, as usually is played in Mexico, with simple and danceable electro sounds.
Another type of blend: Big Beat with orchestra.
One of the three pieces of Nortec style in the Volk album. Inspired by a poster Mexico-USA border. The first part was begun in Mexico in 2001 and the final section was finished in Spain in 2004. Both places are for me a foreign country and a homeland.
Tijuana and its legend. A map in the border indicates to the traveller in spanglish: “You are aquí” (Usted está here).
Northern Mexico is a great assembly plant (“maquila” in spanish). A great producer of Mac-objects in series. Third and last Nortec piece from Volk.
Another piece of the Cumbia Cachonda soundtrack. A cumbia güiro and an accelerated trip hop. Corruption as the engine of a country.
A funeral is a celebration without host. (Luis Ignacio Helguera)
Collaboration and simultaneously tribute to the text recited and written by Luis Ignacio Helguera (1962-2003). Images of the dawn after a drunk and sad celebration. Fiesta is part of the Urbe Probeta compilation, an encounter of poets with electronic musicians.
Sound cuts from my old home.