Published Apr 13, 2012Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer are no strangers no ambitious remixes, as the techno masters reworked music from ECM's jazz and classical catalogue for a double album last year. Now, they've taken on the work of German electronic guru Conrad Schnitzler for a new twelve-inch, due out May 14 in Europe via M=minimal.
As FACT points out, the release finds Villalobos and Loderbauer taking on Schnitzler's track, "Zug," which has been the focus of a small handful of releases over the years, including a 2010 vinyl pressing from M=minimal. It was this label that approached Villalobos and Loderbauer about once again reshaping the track, and the pair turned the synth epic into two new pieces
On the A-side is the 20-minute "Aktion" mix. In an announcement, the label promises that this mix "targets with 100 percent certainty on the dance floor, but is also suited to wake you up in the morning." On the flip is the 15-minute "Sorgenkind" mix, which is "not for the mainfloor but for fans of the broken beats." This is said to appeal to those who enjoyed the pair's ECM work.
The two-track collection will be available on LP, CD and digital download. As M=minimal writes, "Schnitzler / Loderbauer / Villalobos = Dreamteam." This looks to be a fitting tribute to Schnitzler, who died of stomach cancer last year.
In other Villalobos and Loderbauer news, the pair are currently working on a project based on Bollywood soundtracks.