After The Movie

Ricardo Tobar

︎12" Vinyl
(Limited to 300 copies worldwide)
︎Digital EP

Released on January 24, 2020


Releasing his first ever vinyl release ‘El Sunset’ on James Holden’s, Border Community back in 2007, Chilean producer Ricardo Tobar has since been held in high regard by the seminal UK producer. Intricately constructing his way around the parameters of emotionally-lead, highly atmospheric electronic music, Ricardo has brought his sound forward to grace the rosters of Jennifer Cardini’s, Correspondant, ESP Institute and MUSAR Recordings. Continuing to extend his already significant discography, he now returns to MUSAR Recordings for a third time with the ‘After The Movie’ EP.

Ricardo’s ‘After The Movie’ EP forms a selection of cuts that have been held in his locker for quite some time. Uncovered by MUSAR Recordings label head, Dweedo on a podcast from way back, it seemed only natural that this unreleased music from Ricardo would find its home on the Amsterdam-Tel-Aviv label.

“This EP is quite special to me because it reflects a long timeline in my work. The ‘After The Movie’ track had been in the vault for ages until David from MUSAR found it in an old podcast; it really takes me back to those first steps in recording music.” Ricardo Tobar

Across his EP, Ricardo plays with varying textures and arrangements that in turn provide a cross-section of his sound that has expanded and developed over time. ‘After The Movie’ presents the experimental ambience synonymous with his early works, whilst ‘Parques’ brings an idyllic, cinematic feel with strictly crafted synth arrangements riding high, post-rock influences also show through. ‘Regain Your Power’ represents a change of course, whilst also channeling a political message punctuated by social unrest taking place in Ricardo’s home country, Chile. He abandons experimentalism in favour of tougher 4x4 elements, allowing his machines to run riot.

“The mixture of ideas and feelings on this EP have a politically charged spirit, as electronic music always
does. A few weeks after I finished ‘Regain Your Power’ the whole Chilean social explosion took place with the same ideals I had in mind when recording the track.” Ricardo Tobar

Stepping up on the remix is a pair whose names are etched into the history of UK electronic music, Andy Turner and Ed Handley a.k.a. Plaid. Reworking title track ‘After The Movie’, they produce an emotive, soundscape complete with droning basslines and ex-terrestrial flourishes.

Ricardo Tobar ‘After The Movie’ will be released on 24th January 2020 via MUSAR Recordings.

All tracks written and produced by Ricardo Tobar
Additional work on B1 by Plaid
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Distributed by N.E.W.S. NV, Belgium
Design by Omri Malka