Reviews

Vital Weekly

I played this tape and I must say I enjoy it to
some great extent. Maybe it’s the reduction in instruments, just drums and synth, and
not the extended jazz ensemble, which makes everything much cruder in approach.

Foreign Accents

This is experimental electronic music operating at a higher level of deliberation and thoughtfulness than nearly everything else in sound synthesis and free improvisation

Paris Transatlantic

there’s even a phase where the pair find themselves in a glorious space midway between morning birdsong and evening crickets

All About Jazz

Proprio in questo contrasto tra acustico ed elettronico, tra valvole e materiali naturali risiedono l’interesse ed il fascino della registrazione.

Tiny Mixtapes

It all hangs loosely together like a wizard’s sleeve hanging off his bony arm, and the success rate of these odd instrumental pairings (squeaked clarinet and metal brushes; soft street bells and subtle “tap”s; cymbal-tom slaps and… SHIT, I DON’T KNOW WHAT ANY OF THIS IS) is near-perfect.

Foxy Digitalis

The energy on display in Live at Outfest is completely through the roof.

Signal To Noise

Seven years past its inception, Rafael Toral’s Space Program is here to stay. This record is his third volume of improvisations with other musicians, and while the participants may not be as famous as some on the previous editions, they’re the most closely and consistently attuned to what this music is about.

Vital Weekly

As ever the music is intelligently composed and performed very disciplined. This makes it work!

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.