Ricardo Villalobos & Maher Daniel - Changes 2 - The Other Side - TOS 008
We were hugely impressed by the first part of Ricardo Villalobos and Daniel Maher's collaborative EP series, which naturally saw them play to their strengths while offering up distinctive tracks that stood out from the crowd. Predictably they're at it again on EP number two. A-side "Changed" is particularly potent, with the pair peppering a typically wonky and minimalist but also pleasingly percussive group with trippy, effects-laden spoken word snippets and echoing, spaced-out dub techno style melodic motifs. Flipside "Periodico" is a slightly more forthright affair built around a sturdier, immaculately layered percussive groove, a deliciously simple one-note stab, drowsy chords and the duo's usual K-hole-friendly vocal samples.