Toral has released several sparse, slow-blooming guitar-and-effects-minimalism epics, but Violence of Discovery is his finest recording in part because he focuses his efforts on a more intimate scale. The opening "Desiree" might overwhelm and cause mental drift at album-side length. But at three-and-a-half minutes, its lush Northern Lights shimmer envelops and ravishes you, then moves on.
Still, this is a guitar record more than anything. You can hear the contour and grain of actual straight-outta-the-amp feedback amid the shifting timbres on "Maersk Line" and "Liberte." And on the closing "Mixed States Uncoded," Toral unveils his biggest surprise to date: Picking his way through a tart and lovely chord progression like Jimi Hendrix lazing in the sun on heaven's back porch, he rides a gently oscillating tone and random space noise into the would-be hit single minimalism's never had.
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Great list. I would add Amon Tobin's release. http://www.thevinylfactory.com/vinyl-facto…
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