The 23 year old music student Ricardo Tobar from the seaside town of Viña del Mar in Chile is one of the upcoming stars at Border Community and is now releasing his debut 12” with Traum!
Tobar´s a-side track “La Otra Playa” is an explosive electronic grunge piece of music with lots of feedback and noises on top of a wonderful melodic carpet.
It is introspective music clouded with melancholy and counteracts with sure brutal force but lets sun beams shine through from time to time, in all creating a dramatic composition.
Here Electronica meets the pioneer days of techno in a wonderful unpretentious way.
“With You” on the flipside combines with an easiness euphoric rippling fuzzy guitars sounds with techno beats. It evokes the feeling of the indie days from the mid 90ies when commercialisation was beginning to approach the scene in a big way.
“Escalera A Central” is by far the most “minimal” track on Tobar´s record. More stripped down and focussed on sounds that act on a smaller scale in relation to the rhythm.
A psychedelic track, changing direction, throwing itself from one corner to the other and still staying a DJ tool.
"Sometimes", the digital bonus track is a quiet "orchestral-pop piece" of music, which has a slightly melancholic feel to it, reminiscent of some techno house elements providing it with a rough edge that is so typical for Ricardo Tobar´s post punk production.
Release date: 06 October 2008
A. La Otra Playa
B1. With You
B2. Escalera A Central