- Jun 11, 1998Hi there,
Has any one come across Rafael Toral ? I've just got an album called
Wave Field by this guitarist who hails from Portugal. It consists of
three tracks featuring processed drones generated by a Fender Jaguar and
a small army of effects racks.
There's a great amount of attention paid to the texture of the sound and
though it relies heavily on processed and filtered drones it avoids
ending up as "easy ambient". Released on Dexters Cigar dex 14 1997 -
well worth an investigation.
Also more than worthy of your consideration is The Gates Of Paradise by
Robert Fripp released by DGM. Part of his ongoing Soundscapes
investigations, he uses a digital pallette to conjure sinister
orchestras, and ghostly shards of choirs which suggest some of the early
work of Ligetti to my ears. Long sections of swirling disonance give
way to the blissed out melodic style with which Fripp may be more
readily associated. As a long standing Fripp enthusiast, I would regard
this one as one of his best. I guess it's probably a bit too mainstream
compared to Sun City Girls but hey give it a chance.