(Limited to 300 copies worldwide)
Released on May 17, 2019
Following celebrated releases from Annie Hall, J.Wiltshire, MANASYt and Mental Overdrive, Amsterdam based label MUSAR returns to Ricardo Tobar for ‘Nadivi’, two earthy electronic trips, accompanied by a bewitching remix from Legowelt.
On this exciting release, Chilean-born Tobar continues his knack of blending the live tones of krautrock and electronica with a house and techno pulse, in a style not dissimilar to Luke Abbot or James Holden (Tobar has previously released on the latter’s imprint, Border Community.)
Title track ‘Navidi’ finds him at his offbeat best, a genuinely progressive and psychedelic rolling house number that blossoms into something surprisingly epic while utilising only weirdo textures, askew basslines and otherworldly samples.
Legowelt, meanwhile, flips the energy of the original into an acid bath, blending his typical grit with a halcyon and dare we say, surprisingly funky bassline, while retaining the weirdo spirit of its source material. Finally, on the memorably titled ‘The Structures Of Summer Are Within Us’, Tobar rolls out a wistful, cathartic live jam that blossoms into something curious and perhaps unexpected, reminiscent of Silver Apples or Animal Collective.
Staking further claim as one of the most naturally innovative and feeling producers in the electronic music landscape, ‘Navidi’ is that rare sort of dance release; propulsive, intriguing and refreshingly lovely.
All tracks written and produced by Ricardo Tobar.
Additional work on B1 by Legowelt
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Distributed by N.E.W.S. NV, Belgium
Design By Shai Samana