One again, Matias Aguayo unveils the unexpected rather than appeasing fans of the genre specific. For 'The Visitor', he considers his roots in proto-house, new wave, techno and other indigenous body music styles that he has discovered throughout his travels. These primal elements make up the core of the album; the music is harder, provocative more up-tempo and psychedelic than it's been before. It's certainly his most direct album release to date.
Artists who have recorded for the C¢meme label have had some level of creative input on 'The Visitor': Philipp Gorbachev, Ana Helder, Daniel Maloso, Alejandro Paz have contributed. Collaboration is the essence of this album and a pool of shared creativity is a vital part of the label's creed. 'The Visitor' also features a multitude of differing artistic voices like Juliana Gattas (Miranda!), A'rea Negrot, Liset Alea and Jorge Gonz lez (Los Prisioneros). Aguayo spent the month of January 2013 near Medell¡n, Colombia recording with friends and C¢meme artists, Sano and Gladkazuka. Percussionist, Luis Miguel 'Cucharita' Jaramillo, adds a warmth and humanity to the essence of some of the final recordings. The album was mixed by Scott Monteith aka Deadbeat.
'The Visitor' was recorded over a period of 5 years in various places around the world: Buenos Aires, Ciudad de M'xico, Vitry-Sur-Seine, Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia), Sternhagen Gut (Germany) and his Berlin studio, The District Union.
For the uninitiated, Matias Aguayo's early music production days started as half of the legendary techno duo, Closer Musik, then two stellar albums as Matias Aguayo for Kompakt records: 2005's 'Are You Really Lost' and then 2009's stunning 'Ay Ay Ay'. Aguayo is one of the most open-minded and versatile artists working in electronic music today, in 2011 he performed vocals Battles' hit single 'Ice Cream' and in 2012 sung on 'Tonto' by Baio (Vampire Weekend).
MATIAS AQUAYO 'THE VISITOR' TRACKLISTING
2. DEAD INSPECTOR
3. BY THE GRAVEYARD
4. LLEGà EL DON
5. UNA FIESTA DIFERENTE
6. EL SUCU TUCU
8. EL CAMARàN
9. DO YOU WANNA WORK
10. LEVANTATE DIEGORS
11. LAS CRUCES
12. A CERTAIN SPIRIT
'House' star Laurie received star number 2,593 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.