Villalobos, firstly, is a Chilean-born German DJ and electronic musician, working mainly in the minimal techno genre. I haven't really taken to the main body of his work as yet, to be honest - might be in the zone for it at some point - but his work with kindred spirit Max Loderbauer has appealed to me, which includes an ECM remix project (will probably post that once I've got into it more deeply), and a solid studio-album collaboration from last year under the name Vilod.
Fizheuer Zieheuer, then, was released in 2006 as possibly the longest CD single in history - two tracks totalling 72 minutes. The title track takes two samples from a Yugoslavian brass band track from 1980, and skilfully loops the main ostinato over and over into infinity. The beats ensure that this never gets boring - like Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4, the background is constantly shifting in its texture, the loops sometimes taking a back seat before coming back into focus. Track 2, Fizbeast, goes even more ultra-minimal by leaving out the brass altogether, putting the spotlight squarely on Villalobos' beat-shaping skills. I've listened to Fizbeast at work a few times, at low volume, if I need to concentrate on a repetitive task. Music for spreadsheets.