Pier Bucci Amigo

Pier Bucci Amigo
Alongside fellow Chileans Villalobos and Luciano, Pier Bucci releases his best album to date on new imprint Maruca, named after his mother. Deeply rooted in his South American culture, Pier Bucci masterly combines his Latin heritage with deep electronic rhythmic structures, ultimately creating genre-defining techno. In 2005, Bucci released his first solo album, Familia, on Crosstown Rebels, and has released several singles on Wagon Repair, Cocoon and Cynosure, with remixes for BPitch. Pier recorded Amigo in his Berlin studio in 2009, and says he's "concentrating more on the particular feeling than the overall effect." Amigo is about sharing glimpses of his life and channelling those experiences through music. Legend has it that "Papa Ghede" is the corpse of the first man that ever died and is supposedly known to lead people into the afterlife. On Amigo, "Papa Ghede" definitely takes people to another reality. If the afterlife is in question, Bucci's complex rhythm structures, combined with jubilant vocals and infectious bass lines, can only lead you to one place. "La Payaya" is a morphing masterpiece that delicately entangles rhythmic complexities and funky melodies with vocal chants to create a sound that lures you deep within its grooves. Amigo is a superbly constructed album and is bound to be one of the best electronic contributions to 2010. (Maruca)