‘If I Love You’ is the first official extract from the debut album “Treillis’ by Ricardo Tobar.
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 unleashed 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 had been working on ‘Treillis’, released in 2013 on desire. Inspired by mysticism and noise, Ricardo uses old drum machines, analog equipment and also samples he’s been storing for a number of 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 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 are with guitars.
On this first 12″ release the original mix (in an edited form) is accompanied by 3 great reworks. Opening the record Crème and Nation’s D’Marc Cantu delivers a deep and acidic version while Samuel Kerridge (Downwards) is inviting the industrial atmospheres and slow beats into the mix. Parisian Low Jack is closing the record with a hard hitting techno number.
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