Vilod – The Clouds Know
The Clouds Know sees Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer don their Vilod hat once more. After breaking the minimal mold with their 2015 Perlon offering, Safe In Harbour, they now take up with Mana, the progressive archivists most recently behind abstract dub and techno unearthing from Sa Pa.
The Clouds Know drifts even further away from dance music footing as speculative jazz grazes trip hop skeletons in an expertly produced texture bender. Sly, sensitive and solemn, it has an almost ASMR effect, as serrated sonics meet with sleek stimulus, fluttering on a carousel of irregular rhythm and haptic melody.