Released by Denovali Records
den303cd - CD/LP

Release Dates
Worldwide: Jul 06, 2018


‘Human Resources’ marks the first official album by two friends playing together since the age of twelve, separated by oceans and time, attempting to reconnect with the same collaborative, exploratory and enthusiastic spirit that they felt fifteen years prior. read more...

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All releases by RDTK (Ricardo Donoso & Thiago Kochenborger):

Human Resources Human Resources
by RDTK (Ricardo Donoso & Thiago Kochenborger) Denovali Records
CD/LP - Jul 06, 2018
Quintesence Quintesence
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
CD/LP - Aug 26, 2016
Saravá Exu Remixes Saravá Exu Remixes
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
EP - Feb 05, 2016
Symmetry Symmetry
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
3CD/4LP Box Set - Jan 15, 2016
Machine To Machine Machine To Machine
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
CD/2LP - Oct 02, 2015
Deterrence Deterrence
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
CD/LP - Jan 30, 2015
Saravá Exu Saravá Exu
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
CD/LP - Jan 30, 2015
A Song For Echo A Song For Echo
by Ricardo Donoso Kathexis
LP/Digital - Oct 17, 2014
Iron / Verse RMX Iron / Verse RMX
by Ricardo Donoso Digitalis
EP - Mar 14, 2014
One Verse Sharpens Another (EP 2) One Verse Sharpens Another (EP 2)
by Ricardo Donoso Digitalis
EP - Nov 22, 2013
Assimilating the Shadow Assimilating the Shadow
by Ricardo Donoso Digitalis
2LP - Sep 14, 2012
Progress Chance Progress Chance
by Ricardo Donoso Digitalis
LP - Aug 29, 2011

RDTK (Ricardo Donoso & Thiago Kochenborger). Human Resources

Denovali Records - den303cd

‘Human Resources’ marks the first official album by two friends playing together since the age of twelve, separated by oceans and time, attempting to reconnect with the same collaborative, exploratory and enthusiastic spirit that they felt fifteen years prior.

Under the alias RDTK, the roots of the collaboration were planted fifteen years ago in a small one-bedroom apartment in Rio de Janeiro as an outlet for two seventeen year olds to learn and abuse the intricacies of electronic production, composition and home recording. Its initial roots remain intact: combining a hybrid of traditional rock instrumentation and arrangements with electronic programming, sound design and an intricate and sophisticated production style.

Ricardo's musical vocabulary draws as much from contemporary composition, drone, to techno and noise. Songs like album opener ‘Affective Forecasting’ contain a mind blowing intensity which is often felt throughout ‘Human Resources’. Cinematic textures and progressive rhythms are the very essence of the record as we are invited in to the immersive sound world of RDTK.

‘There Is Still Time’ conjures up images of barren landscapes and dreamlike imagery, with a spine chilling tension that is a far-cry from the sounds of Samba and Bossa Nova, while the piercing strength of ‘Surface and Together’ set against a back-drop of melancholy keys and krautrock electro beats offers a depth and urgency that is strikingly emotive.

Having studied composition at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, Donoso has participated in a slew of projects over the years, from new music/avant-metal visionaries Ehnahre to scoring for recent documentary features such as Greg Barker’s ‘Homegrown: The Counter Terror Dilemma’ (HBO pictures 2016) and the Grand Prize short film winner in Brazilian cinema ‘Casimiro Effect’. Thiago Kochenborger has been playing and touring in major label signed rock bands throughout Latin America both as a bassist and singer.

On working with Kochenborger, Donoso added, “The urge I had to work with him on this record was a direct longing for those earlier days when we didn't know what we were doing and purely experimenting; nostalgia for making music in a very pure way, engaged in collaboration and the spirit of learning as you go (I've never made a 'pop' record before). It brought back excitement into something that was getting stale for me and also for Thiago who had to play pop songs for years to keep surviving, where i imagine his creativity was not really being nourished.”

As a solo recording artist, Donoso has released music on esteemed labels such as Denovali, Digitalis, Further Records and Hospital Productions, and continues to tour throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America. Outside RDTK, he continues to collaborate with film makers and video artists on commissions worldwide creating immersive environments and performances. Music & Lyrics by Ricardo Donoso - Vocals & Guitar by Thiago Kochenborger.

Cat.no.: den303cd
Format: CD/LP

Tracklisting

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1. Affective Forecasting
2. Shadows Arrive
3. There Is Still Time
4. Surface And Together
5. A Rubiks Cube
6. Seal The Chamber
7. Forever Imprisoned
8. Squaring The Circle

Release Dates:
Jul 06, 2018 (Worldwide)