Mana (PT)

por Daniel Quintã, Junho 2011 (Porto, Portugal)

Paris Transatlantic

It’s beautifully recorded, executed with precision and delicacy and sounds great, whatever you want to call it.

Foxy Digitalis

one of Toral’s greatest attributes as a composer is his lack of retroflexion in ideas and an ability to work in an inventive and unprecedented creative direction.

Marking a concluding phase of the period of work Rafael Toral has called the Space Program, “Space Elements Vol. III” sees the composer’s skillful use of strange electronic instrumentation and highly original artistic approach complemented by several different accompanists.

OMG Vinyl

This collection of albums features Toral burning through some completely way-out improvisational, experimental jazz. The entire record is pretty far left of conventional, but it’s sure exciting to listen to.


“Vol. III” klingt noch selbstbewusster als die beiden Vorgänger, und das Zusammenspiel mit anderen Instrumenten – diesmal sind es überwiegend Schlagzeug und Perkussion – wirkt immer selbstverständlicher.

Le son du Grisli (Français)

par Guillaume Belhomme, Mai 2011


At this juncture in the Space Program’s evolution, Vol. III is notable not for its bracingly new and novel sound, but for how easily and naturally Toral is able to mesh his sound with that of his collaborators.

Foxy Digitalis

by Jordan Anderson, April 2011


El retorno de los circuitos vivientes
Por Oscar Adad, Mar. 2011

Dusted (Reissue 2011)

What music as rich and subtle as Toral’s teaches us on Violence… is that just because we don’t have the words ready or the tools at hand to describe and interpret the sounds, it doesn’t mean we should put off the search.