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by Vate

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About this album

  • Published: 25 mrt. 2006

Volk

[V07] - 2005

Volk is a summary of the work I have done in the last four years. Since then, many movements within Mexican electronic music fused electronic music with popular music. I received a great influence from them and the feedback with other musicians was very strong. The constant in this work is the union of "modern" electronic music with traditional popular sound: music, mass culture or urban subjects. With these ingredients, plus the intention of the Chill ánd Go group and the participation in Urbe Probeta compilation, Volk was developed unconsciously.

"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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1 Apolo X
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.
2 Marimba
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.
3 Diablo
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.
4 Stravinsky
Another type of mestization: Big Beat with orchestra.
5 Patria / Extranjero
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.
6 You are aquí
Tijuana and its legend. A map in the border indicates to the traveller in spanglish: "You are aquí" (Usted está here).
7 Mac-Ila
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.
8 Por debajo del Agua
Another piece of the Cumbia Cachonda soundtrack. A cumbia güiro and an accelerated trip hop. Corruption as the engine of a country...
9 Fiesta
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.
10 Casa
Sound cuts from my old home.


Volk was released in 2005 and is a compilation of tracks from the last four years. 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.

The tracks in this album are published under a Creative Commons license; check the license associated with each track.

Reviews for "Volk"

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lanjoe9

Simplemente excelente

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19 jul. 2006

Este disco es buenísimo, la segunda canción (Marimba) es de lo más divertido y original que he escuchado en un buen rato.. Las canciones que más me gustaron fueron sobre todo "Diablo" (Dia-Blo-Blo-Dia XD) y "Casa". "Mac-ila" también me gusta mucho. A diferencia de la mayor parte de música electrónica que he escuchado, esta no resulta para nada monótona y en cambio esa sensación de "profundidad" en los sonidos, está muy bien lograda. ¡Felicidades, Vate, un excelente disco! ¡Esperamos más álbumes aún mejores que este!
fruits_appple

Действительно стоящий альбом

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13 mei 2009

Давно не слушала настолько качественного electrochilla! Хочу выразить огромную благодарность за прекрасное настроение на весь оставшийся день! Спасибо)))
Swissren

Nice Album!

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8 mrt. 2007

Hallo, thx for this nice album. It's good background-sound! Swissren
kabads

Vate 's feisty

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21 apr. 2007

Chillout without too much chill. I'm sure if John Peel were still around, he would have given this a go. Nice addition to Jamendo. Good artwork too.
francois35420

J'aime, tout simplement !

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30 mei 2006

Oui, c'est un bon album electro, pas "dur" à écouter, avec des sons très jolis et très variés. De bons instruments, de bons mélanges aussi. Je suis un peu à court d'argument pour complimenter cet album mais les mots "simple et efficace" résument très bien ce que je pense de l'album. Pourquoi faire complqiué quand on peut faire simple ? C'est vrai ! Et bien, ici ,ils l'ont bien compris et : ça marche ! Bravo !
Quezillacolt45

Surprenant

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24 mei 2006

Très soigné, texture sonore douce, ambiant, chill et entrainant. Nice beats.
levhita

Pelos de punta

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28 mrt. 2006

Hace ya un rato que me habia alejado de la música electrónica, pero la calidad de la música de Vate me ha impresionado bastante, varias de sus rolas hiran directo al compilado de jamendo http://wiki.levhita.net/wiki/Disco_promocional_jamendo
fredo31

bravo!

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9 jun. 2006

Pas vraiment un habitué de ce genre de music ,je me suis laissé aller augrés des critiques et j'avoue ne pas être déçu, voire même bluffé..du trés bon son,du rythme efficace, pas de basses trop forte et une certaine mélodie entrainante dans chaque morceau bref du beau travail , merci et félicitations à l'artiste
samy312

et oui j'argumente pas plus.

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29 mrt. 2006

sobre, efficace, inspiré, sans fioriture. du pur bonheur pour les oreilles.
PerlssDj

jodidamente impresionante

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19 apr. 2006

no se como lo has hecho, pero me ha cautivado desde la intro... :) tiene esa dimension grande que suena bien en el downtempo, los sampleos increibles y una mezcla con gran gusto... mis felicitaciones. :) PerlssDj _ ...visit always http://perlssdj.blogspot.com 4 strange stuff