Ricardo Tobar was born in a city called Viña Del Mar in Chile nearly 30 years ago. After two acclaimed 12 inches on Border Community, James Holden’s label (the beautiful “El Sunset” in 2007 & “Boy Love Girl’ in 2008) followed two EP’s on Traum Schallplatten (“With You” in 2008 & “Mi Pieza Esta Llena De Cosas” in 2009). In 2012 he then unleashes one EP on In Paradisum (French underground label run by Mondkopf), the more experimental and highly addictive “Esoteric / Carnaval”
Based in Paris for several years, Ricardo has been working on “Treillis”, his long awaited 1st album set to release in October 2013 on established French label Desire (Ike Yard, Monoton, The Present Moment, Newclear Waves, Egyptology etc). Inspired by mysticism and noise, Ricardo uses old drum machines, analog equipment and also samples he’s been storing for a number years to create dirty sounding drums, modulated synth sounds and keeping far away from the more expected and polished sounds most artists use. In a way, his music develops the punk side in electronic music. His other inspiration on “Treillis” is definitely esotericism, in the way that music can profoundly touch you and transport you in another dimension. Inspired by the deepness of electronic music, his music is very intuitive, the same way Nirvana, Sonic Youth or My Bloody Valentine is with guitars.
The 1st single of “Treillis” will be “If I Love You” which is the most “club” orientated track on the album. The track has this epic and profound feeling to it alongside a huge kick that transports you far, far away. The kind of track where on which you dance your eyes closed in the middle of the dancefloor. It will be released with remixes by Low Jack (Get The Curse, In Paradisum), Samuel Kerridge (Horizontal Ground, Horizontal) & american artist D’Marc Cantu (Crème Organisation).