TO:48 | Rafael Toral "Violence of Discovery & Calm of Acceptance"
CD - 50:15 - 10 Tracks - repress
Design: Jon Wozencroft
Photography: Heitor Alvelos
2. Measurement of Noise
3. Quiet mind
4. Maersk Line
6. Optical flow
7. Energy Nourish
8. Hay que trabajo me cuesta quererte como te quiero
9. We Are Getting Closer
10. Mixed States Uncoded
Considered by the Chicago Reader to be "one of the most gifted and innovative guitarists of the decade", Rafael Toral has been developing in the last 15 years a unique sound world, having been as influenced by Alvin Lucier and Brian Eno as by Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. Using the guitar as part of a complex electronic instrument, Toral has collaborated with Jim O'Rourke, John Zorn, Sonic Youth, Rhys Chatham and Phill Niblock and played in many European countries and in several states in the US. He's also a member of MIMEO, the electronic orchestra featuring Keith Rowe, Christian Fennesz, Peter Rehberg, Kaffe Matthews and many others.VDCA is a collection of ten small pieces crafted by Toral with extreme precision and care through the last seven years. Using guitars and analogue technology, it can be described as Toral's best work, embodying all the directions he explored in his previous critically acclaimed records, "Sound Mind Sound Body" [Moikai, USA], "Wave Field" [dexter's cigar/drag city, USA] and "Aeriola Frequency" [Perdition Plastics, USA] but taking them into new dimensions.
Andrew Male of MOJO writes:
"Ambient drone guitarist's masterpiece summons up a whole raft of childhood sci-fi memories."