Re: ECM - Ricardo Villalobos

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    The album is incredibly rich from beginning to end, and totally unpredictable.
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    The electronic treatments melt lusciously into the acoustic source material and only occasionally ... does dissonant incongruity intrude. [Aug. 2011, p. 106]
  3. Oct 6, 2011
    In Villalobos and Loderbauer's hands, then, the ECM catalogue becomes more than simply a stone set of recorded pieces of music (music as noun) but a further set of tools with which to music (music as verb). Which, although taking Villalobos some distance from his usual club-centric music, remains in spirit with both his and Loderbauer's usual ethos--pushing boundaries, breaking down barriers.
  4. Oct 6, 2011
    Bold and exciting, the project demonstrates the infinite possibilities available to modern producers, if only they look in the unlikeliest of places.
  5. Oct 6, 2011
    Re: ECM stands out not just for its depth but for its variety, for the sheer number of musics it incorporates.
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    Too often it becomes mere background music, albeit always pleasant and sometimes even interesting.
  7. Apart from a lovely snare-drum loop on "Recat" (annoyingly, all the tracks are called Re-something or other), this is barely even a head-nodding experience.

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