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Recife (Baile Mix)

by ricardo tobar

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After a brief wander ‘round the garden, Chilean-born Ricardo Tobar returns to the ESP Institute bearing earthly delights. With 2017’s 'Liturgia', he introduced his creative point of view — instantly substantiating a sense of rhythm that was deliberately complex yet slightly rough around the edges, while touching upon his musical origins from the guitar-driven corners of psychedelia — however with his debut 2xLP 'Continuidad', he leaves us gobsmacked and seeking shelter as he leaps from dancefloor comforts and descends into absolute chaos (in more ways than one). Emotionally, the artist has crossed all previously self-imposed and subconscious thresholds, putting his true imagination on display and exposing an unwavering attraction to all things loud, orgasmic and transcendent. He’s not subtly hinting at a fetish, but opening his arms wide with conviction, abandoning genre taboos and personally inviting everyone to join his enchanted caravan. Sonically, his appetite for intensity is clear throughout—epic chord changes, ascending peaks in arrangement, accumulating layers of grit that build into impenetrable blankets of distortion and feedback — a kind of aural hedonism that translates visually into the potent video abstractions our Mario Hugo has summoned for the album’s packaging. This follow-up single surrounding the 'Continuidad' album boasts the dirty little secret 'Bailemix' of album track 'Recife' — we wont go as far as uttering the “T” word, but this is unbridled merciless tops-off festival gear for the massive. The flipside is another exclusive non-album cut 'Cuatro Meses De Verano', a rhythmic build-up that breaks into a low-slung funky stomper, Tobar’s idea of a warm-up weapon.


released March 29, 2019


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