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Rafael Toral - Saturn FLAC album

Performer: Rafael Toral
Genre: Electronic / Jazz
Title: Saturn
Country: Portugal
Released: 2017
Style: Abstract, Experimental
FLAC version ZIP size: 1535 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1902 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1949 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 629

Saturn by Rafael Toral , released 04 September 2017 1. Saturn I 2. Saturn II 3. Saturn III "Saturn" continues an ongoing post-Space Program expansion into new contexts for free phrasing on Rafael Toral's electronic instruments. From the jazz-rock groove opening on Saturn I to the metallic drone ambiance on bells, gongs and feedback of Saturn II and the precision of free shapes on Saturn III, derived from developments in the Space Quartet (on which João Pais Filipe plays the drums), Saturn is a live suite in new directions  . Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Purchasable with gift card.

Rafael Toral – Electronic Instruments João Pais Filipe – Drums and Percussion. - Recorded by Hugo Pereira, live at MEIA festival, Aveiro, Portugal, November 2016. Mixed and mastered at Noise Precision Regada.

Rafael Toral, born in Lisbon, 1967 has been intrigued by the potential of sound and the functions of music since he was a teenager. As a composer and performer, he has been deeply involved with Rock, Ambient, Contemporary, Electronic and Free Jazz music in different periods of his life. Working with electric guitar and electronics, in the 1990’s he created a blend of Ambient and Rock and recorded acclaimed albums like Wave Field or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance.

Having completed his decade-long Spac. ugust 13, 2018. Regresso ao passado e ao futuro com Rafael Toral Gonçalo Frota. From otherworldly music to fascinating philosophy, our recent On the Couch session with innovative composer and performer Rafael Toral blew our minds. The Wire (Space Quartet). Having completed his decade-long Spac.

When Rafael Toral was just a kid, he dreamed of flying airplanes. Growing up in Lisbon, Portugal, in a seafaring country facing the Atlantic Ocean, Toral wanted to fly - any airplane, anywhere. Despite the otherworldly music he makes, Toral is not affiliated with a sci-fi franchise - nor is he a stakeholder. Over the last 30 years, Toral has returned music to the physicality of humankind’s earliest systems of communication.


Saturn I 14:16
Saturn II 17:59
Saturn III 18:20


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Rafael Toral Saturn ‎(3xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Rafael Toral Self-released) none Portugal 2017
PV016 Rafael Toral Saturn ‎(CD, Album) Pássaro Vago PV016 Portugal 2018
A post-free jazz germ, a triptych: haunting spheric beauty on track 2, framed by abstract colorful splinters on track 1 and 3.