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Paul Ritch, “Back To the Time” [Fumakilla] (buy)
I was first introduced to the music of Paul Ritch during Luciano’s consciousness-expanding set at DEMF. But because his track was woven so tightly into Lucien’s performance, I had only a rough picture of what Ritch was all aurally all about. Luckily he’s provided many chances to clear things up with seven releases so far in 2007. Approaching tech-house with a minimal lens, he’s dappled his rhythmically-focused tracks with hints of melodic color — or at least just enough to for Get Physical to put out his records. While many of Ritch’s tracks tend to be stripped back and well suited for a DJ’s toolkit (a noteworthy distinction, methinks), his “Back To the Time” on Fumakilla is more a tune in it’s own right. Its warm, funky bass line invites listeners into an organ-laden place of worship (any dance floor will do) where chunky, old-school chords say mass as they clang against each other. The sudden dropout nearly kills the momentum until Ritch comes back full force and pounds out an ending. And hey, it’s flipside, “Vatican’s Bells,” is no slouch either, especially if you dig on reverberating plucked strings.
Celebrations of freedom and explosions have provided me with tomorrow off from work, so I’ll probably take the day off from blogging as well. Enjoy yourselves (and the tunes) and remember, point away from your face and at your neighbor’s.
Redshape, “Munch” [Delsin]
Argy, “Love Dose” (Luciano remix) [Poker Flat Recordings]
Crackhaus, “Night of the Living Weedheads” (The Mole remix) [Mutek Rec]
Steve Bug, “Lover Boy” (Guido Schneider remix) [Poker Flat Recordings]
Ricardo Villalobos & Luciano, “U Wanna Start?”
Ndru, “A Pony Named Clipklop” (Ronan’s post brought Ndru to my attention, thanks for that!)
The Black Dog, “Mental Ward Sleep Machine”
Pépé Bradock, “Atom Funk”
Today’s last tune is by my friend and confidante Joseph, a musician, writer and swell librarian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Skating” is an excellent ambient tune conjuring up the satisfied serenity of carving up an icy pond and it comes highly recommended.
Audion, “I Gave You Away”
Salif Keita, “Yamore” (Luciano remix)
Richard X, “Finest Dreams” (ft. Kelis)
Minilogue, “Elephant’s Parade”
Luciano, “Amelie” (remix 2)
Gaiser, “Neural Block”
Ricardo Villalobos, “Ichso”