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TORAL, RAFAEL

 
"Talk about making something out of nothing! Rafael Toral is most strongly associated with the electric guitar, but on this one track 21 min. CD single he bypasses instruments altogether. Instead the Portuguese audio magician coaxes tendrils of pure electronic resonance ...
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TOM7 | TOMLAB

"Having completed "Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance", i found myself drawing a continuous line going back in time some 15 years. These early pieces are at the other end of that line. At the time of recording them, i was far from dreaming i would ever release ...
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TOMLAB19CD | TOMLAB

"Electric Babyland" is what has been coming out of the initial idea to extend the original Lullabies (of the Meeuw Muzak 7") into a more complete work. First versions of these pieces have been performed during the Electric Babyland European Tour in 2002, revealing a lot ...
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TOMLAB27 | TOMLAB

"Japanese-only release. Recorded live in Japan in 2003, "Harmonic Series 2" is a 43 minute piece for computer generated sinewaves, custom software, guitar and analog electronics. It follows Harmonic Series 0 which was released on Table of the Elements." (label info)
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HEADZ24 | HEADZ

""Space", the new album by Rafael Toral, marks a radical change in his music after 15+ years of accomplished work on guitar and electronics. In his emerging new conception of electronic music, Toral looks to the value of human performance while sharing values from jazz ...
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STAUBGOLD69 | STAUBGOLD

"The Space Program is Rafael Toral's long-term research launched in 2004, through which he has unearthed an innovative approach and a complete re-thinking of how electronic music is conceived and experienced. Using custom experimental instruments, Toral performs ...
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STAUBGOLD90 | STAUBGOLD

"Space Elements Vol. II is the fourth release in Rafael Toral's ongoing project, the Space Program. Following the first "Elements" release, this volume features a new set of collaborators: Evan Parker (soprano sax), Manuel Mota (guitar), Afonso Simőes (drums), Stefano ...
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STAUBGOLDDIGITAL5 | STAUBGOLD

"This is the third volume of the Space Program's Space Elements series. In this series, each volume features guests and is focused on a compositional function. The Space Program is a long-term project launched in 2004, for performing music with a post-free jazz mind-set ...
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STAUBGOLDDIGITAL12 | STAUBGOLD

"The sounds are generated by self-devised electronic equipment set into action by the performance of gestures, by bodily action. Thus, the music is created by individual decisions in real time - just like in Jazz, as Toral emphasizes. So basically, this is electronic ...
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QS11 | QUECKSILBER

Vinyl version of the Quecksilber CD.
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TAIGA2 | TAIGA

1998 reissue of the 2nd album by this Portuguese guitarist/composer, originally issued by the small Moneyland label 1995, which was not widely distributed. "This record is what every guitar/drone/crunch/snap,crack and pop afficionado has ever wanted. It's epic, it's ...
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DEX14 | DEXTER'S CIGAR