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Por Rodrigo Amado, Julho 2011

Signal To Noise

Space Elements Vol. III
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

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

Mana (PT)

por Daniel Quintã, Junho 2011 (Porto, Portugal)

Paris Transatlantic

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

Foxy Digitalis

Space Elements Vol. III
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.

OMG Vinyl

Space Elements Vol. III
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.


Space Elements Vol. III
“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


Space Elements Vol. III
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.