Calibrate

Ricardo Donoso. Calibrate

Released by Denovali Records
den311cd - CD/LP

Release Dates
Worldwide: Dec 07, 2018


The new album by respected underground figure, composer and producer Ricardo Donoso "Calibrate" proffers the highest of fidelity, with blockbuster sci-fi levels of production value and bombast. Donoso channels sonic spirits across fluro pointillism, futuristic industrial tribalism and more serene moments of synthetic reflection. read more...

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All releases by Ricardo Donoso:

Calibrate Calibrate
by Ricardo Donoso Denovali Records
CD/LP - Dec 07, 2018
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

Ricardo Donoso. Calibrate

Denovali Records - den311cd

The new album by respected underground figure, composer and producer Ricardo Donoso "Calibrate" proffers the highest of fidelity, with blockbuster sci-fi levels of production value and bombast. Donoso channels sonic spirits across fluro pointillism, futuristic industrial tribalism and more serene moments of synthetic reflection.

Having never courted accessibility, Donoso remains as unbending as ever in his approach and unwavering in commitment to his craft. Calibrate takes Donoso’s polymetric abuse and sound design to all new extremes. Conflicting rhythms and swathes of electronic debris move in tandem, to create pieces that expand and contract in on themselves.

A journey through Calibrate is an exercise in instability and failure; its aggressiveness serves as a warning against the urge to seek safety on common ground, and its entire approach seems to display a hostility towards the increasingly homogenized nature of new electronic music.

“Quicksilver frequencies, gravelly formants and shimmering, mirage-like washes of tone. Sometimes his sounds feel like signals picked up by a radio telescope, or pure electricity poured through a sieve” Pitchfork

The first in a two-part series, ‘Calibrate’ seeks to explore not only the literal connotations of instrument accuracy, gauging and tuning, as represented by the constant flux of machinery and computer noise, but also explores calibration as an adjustment; to take external factors into account, or to allow comparison with other data. With ‘Calibrate’ Donoso continues to question what music is, and what it expects of him.

Ricardo Donoso is a composer, percussionist and electronic musician from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil who currently resides in Boston. After having studied composition at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory, he has participated in a slew of projects over the years, from holding down the drum chair in 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’. Donoso has since collaborated with film makers and video artists on commissions worldwide, creating immersive environments and performances.

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. He is most concerned with building and manipulating an immersive sound world that blurs the line between light and dark, hope and despair, past and future. Under a chain of progressive rhythms, cinematic textures and elegant melodicism, Donoso’s work pushes through with piercing strength, manipulating a sonic wave through space with nothing but mind-blowing intensity.

Cat.no.: den311cd
Format: CD/LP

Tracklisting

1
1. Rendering the Ineffable
2. Metonymy
3. In Search of Lost Time
4. A Tour of a Virtual City
5. Disconnected Visions
6. Inimical
7. A Vigorous Unfolding

Release Dates:
Dec 07, 2018 (Worldwide)