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Seeds Of Light

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Look Inside 03:04
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Galaxy Party 02:53
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Miyo 02:04
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Central Sun 01:52
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Egregor 02:48
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Perfect Plan 01:43
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Neo Cortex 02:45
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Revelations 02:01

about

ENG
After more than two decades flexing his muscles on the local underground scene, Tomás de la Rosa aka Postman has gained a real cult status on his home turf of Tenerife (and beyond). The island’s most famous Postman, as he’s affectionately known by his consorts, decided to break the silence during global confinement to metaphorically bulldoze through the canyons surrounding his hometown of Santa Cruz into an unknown and unsuspecting world. We present thus, Postman’s first ever album of original bangers, micro chopped two steppers and rage induced break beat.

Constructed over the course of global confinement, Seeds of Light marks a return to creative activity from the man who regularly delivers your post (its not just a random artist name). Postman aka Tomás de la Rosa has taken his time, compiling sketches and unfinished songs, rummaging through the deep ends of his hard rive, stitching early production sketches with recent compositions. Revising, reediting and rebuilding with a more mature and concise attitude, eventually completing, almost unintentionally, the perfect self referential retrospective album. Far from making a compilation album, Tomás managed to create an explosive document, suspended in time, in which styles are intertwined regardless of fashions and fads – letting go of the ‘modern’ or ‘up to date’ burden - so common these days in electronic music.

It is not an easy album, like many of his previous work it demands extra attention to experience the full crystallization of his complex sound structures. We find ourselves in front of a truly surgical work of art whose result comes as a water proof war machine, refined and incisive, resonating deep with soul and groove.

With most songs not even reaching the three-minute mark, Postman develops his sound palette throughout the album from very basic sound bytes into a concrete dance world of synthetic sounds eventually creating a parallel reality where J. Dilla could be living in Chemnitz instead of Detroit and releasing records for a label called Raster-Throw. Glitch sampladelics!

Incursions into Grime are also abundant with nods to the ineffable East Man, reunions with his beloved Funkstörung or many other stimulating revisions of lifelong genres and breaks populate this multidimensional sound space, see soul, dancehall, breakbeat and the UK hardcore continuum.

ESP

Tras más de dos décadas de producción frenética y apabullante, en la que la creación musical era poco menos que su tabla de salvación vital, hace dos años, coincidiendo con el inicio del confinamiento planetario, Postman hizo un alto.
“Seeds of Light” supone su vuelta a la actividad creativa, aunque esta vez desde un posicionamiento distinto, Tomás de la Rosa se ha tomado su tiempo, ha recopilado bocetos y temas inacabados que conservaba desde sus inicios como productor, los ha revisado desde su perspectiva actual y ha construido casi sin quererlo una retrospectiva de todo su devenir sonoro, pero lejos de hacer un disco recopilatorio ha creando un artefacto suspendido en el tiempo en el que se entrelazan los estilos sin importar su vigencia o actualidad, quitándose de encima el lastre tan habitual en el género de “estar a la última”.
No es un disco fácil, como muchos de los suyos requiere una atención extra para experimentar el placer de sentir la cristalización de sus estructuras sonoras en tu cabeza.
Nos encontramos ante un trabajo de laboratorio cuyo resultado se erige como una máquina de guerra relámpago, depurada e incisiva, sin alma pero con mucho groove, compuesta por temas de menos de tres minutos, que partiendo de unas sonoridades sintéticas muy reconocibles suenan como si viniesen de una realidad paralela en la que el J.Dilla de Donuts vive en Chemnitz usa compresores y sintes, y graba para un sello llamado Raster-Throw.
Incursiones en el Grime con hallazgos dignos del inefable East Man, reencuentros con sus queridos Funkstörung o revisiones frescas de géneros de toda la vida y breaks, muchos breaks, construyen un espacio sonoro multidimensional, concepto que se complementa y llega a retorcerse de una manera inquietante, con las referencias en sus títulos a aliens ocultos entre nosotros, viajes estelares y advenimientos new age.
Mención aparte tiene el magnífico trabajo artístico de la portada facturado por la no menos inefable Alba del Corral. Foto fija de uno de sus sistemas cinéticos programados directamente en código, que casa perfectamente con la esencia de la operación brutalista de Postman.

credits

released July 29, 2022

Música: Tomás de la Rosa - Postman
Producido en Tenerife 2021
Mastering: Daniel García
Artwork: Alba Corral

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