The Visitor

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After the release of 2009's Ay Ay Ay, Matias Aguayo granted vocals to diverse tracks by Battles ("Ice Cream"), Discodeine ("Singular"), Daniel Maloso ("Right Kind"), and Baio ("Tanto"). He also knocked out a 12" for Kompakt and spent years assembling this, his third solo album, as he stopped in Argentina, Colombia, France, Mexico, and Germany to snare nearly 20 friends -- vocalists and percussionists -- for contributions. Issued on his Berlin-based Cómeme label, The Visitor is Aguayo's loosest, looniest, and most layered album. Even when certain tracks are short on development, little more than a faintly varying rhythm and unintelligible group chatter, they're infectious ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
After the release of 2009's Ay Ay Ay, Matias Aguayo granted vocals to diverse tracks by Battles ("Ice Cream"), Discodeine ("Singular"), Daniel Maloso ("Right Kind"), and Baio ("Tanto"). He also knocked out a 12" for Kompakt and spent years assembling this, his third solo album, as he stopped in Argentina, Colombia, France, Mexico, and Germany to snare nearly 20 friends -- vocalists and percussionists -- for contributions. Issued on his Berlin-based Cómeme label, The Visitor is Aguayo's loosest, looniest, and most layered album. Even when certain tracks are short on development, little more than a faintly varying rhythm and unintelligible group chatter, they're infectious and often amusing due to abundant merrymaking from the involved parties. Within the first few seconds of the opener, it's evident that Aguayo is farther from Closer Musik's "Closer Dancer" than ever before, with a bounding bassline and swashing percussion beneath traded rolled Rs from Aguayo and Juliana Gattas -- a cartoonish mating ritual -- and a yelled refrain of "Do it every night!" There's playful dementedness to spare with the buzz-and-whir of "By the Graveyard," a relatively stripped-down house track that's more Sleezy D or Phuture than anything contemporary. "El Sucu Tucu," one of many tracks featuring the athletic hands of Luis Miguel "El Cucharita" Jaramillo, likewise is anchored by a primitive machine rhythm; Aguayo's tongue-twisting vocal reaches its most intense and comical point just as the battering percussion seems on the brink of malfunctioning. Listeners attached to Aguayo's comparatively spindly early-2000s work will hear much of this as cracked chaos, but the level of carefree delight brimming throughout has to be, at the very least, admired.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • Label: Comeme
  • UPC: 880319622526
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 177,797

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rrrrr (4:32)
  2. 2 Dear Inspector (7:46)
  3. 3 By the Graveyard (6:18)
  4. 4 Llegó El Don (4:21)
  5. 5 Una Fiesta Diferente (5:51)
  6. 6 El Sucu Tucu (4:53)
  7. 7 Aonde (4:23)
  8. 8 El Camarón (4:32)
  9. 9 Do You Wanna Work (4:13)
  10. 10 Levantate Diegors (4:02)
  11. 11 Las Cruces (4:58)
  12. 12 A Certain Spirit (7:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Matias Aguayo Primary Artist, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Flavio Etcheto Background Vocals
Amelia Bande Background Vocals
Liset Alea Vocals
Vicente Sanfuentes Percussion
Aerea Negrot Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Percussion
Daniel Maloso Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Ana Helder Vocals, Background Vocals
Philipp Gorbachev Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Alejandro Paz Vocals, Background Vocals
Felipe Gutierrez Vocals
Samuel Larios Vocals
Rodrigo Olavarría Background Vocals
Juliana Gattas Vocals
Julia Kasprzak Background Vocals
Julia Bande Background Vocals
Avril Ceballos Background Vocals
Luis Miguel "Cucharita" Jaramillo Percussion
Jenice Martinez Vocals
Technical Credits
Matias Aguayo Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Sarah Szczesny Cover Art
Scott Monteith Producer
Frederic Stader Mastering
Jorge Gonzales Composer, Lyricist
Philipp Gorbachev Composer
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