Friday, June 25, 2010

Pier Bucci

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Pier Bucci's debut album "Amigo" via his own Maruca label out now.  The Chilean producer and performer was at the forefront of the minimal vanguard during the first half of the last decade, collaborating with the likes of Argenis Brito and Luciano before hooking up with Damian Lazarus' Crosstown Rebels label for his debut album, Familia. He's since gone his own way, founding his own imprint, named Maruca after his mother, and Amigo will be its first full-length release. Like its predecessor, Amigo also highlights Bucci's playful nature and melodic flair, and again features the vocals of Armelle Pioline from Paris-based band Holden. Chilean vocalists Washingtone Miranda and Jorge Gonzales also appear, and there's plenty of South American influence for those who like their minimal techno on an ethnic tip. Bucci's latin folk influence only goes so far, however, and his more synthesized sound comes out on tracks like "Ishkrenne" and the space-age R&B of opener "La Cortina De Hierro y El Pajaro Cantor."  


Tracklist: 01. La Cortina De Hierro y El Pajaro Cantor  02. Canto Libre  03. Papa Guede  04. Cuando  05. Eternelle  06. Verte Tan  07. Iskrenne  08. Wayna Wasi  09. La Payaya  10. For Free