Our Violence

Ricardo Tobar

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

Released on September 17, 2021


We commence with a warm and bouncy UK acid house vibe. We conclude with a beguiling 'Boards of Canada' style electronic bubble bath. We’re treated to an array of flavors and an outstanding S.O.N.S remix in between. It can only be MUSAR and another compelling collection from Ricardo Tobar.

With a discography that started on Border Community and includes the likes of Cocoon and ESP Institute as well as MUSAR, Chilean Ricardo’s credentials speak for themselves.

His music does, too. Constantly playing with themes of displacement, disorientation and delight in his fusions, ‘Our Violence’ was inspired by the ongoing discussions of cultural appropriation. At its heaviest, on tracks like the Isolee-esque ‘Our Violence’ and S.O.N.S's SYO rolling breakbeat remix of ‘La Femme Aux Masques’, we’re thrust deep into the most hypnotic of dances. At its most esoteric and experimental, tracks like ‘Mineral’ and ‘La Femme Aux Masques’, we’re taken to places we didn’t even know existed. Places that refuse to accept current formulas or standards and take us outside the box – where MUSAR always loves to be.

“Even if it’s not a dance tune, it gives it that sort of disorienting feeling I always look for in something,” says Tobar. “In anything, as a matter of fact. Being that a piece of ‘art’ or a simple landscape. Maybe this is the door I was looking for…”
Keep that door open, we’ll be back before you know it…

All tracks written and produced by Ricardo Tobar
Additional work on A2 by S.O.N.S
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering
Distributed by Word And Sound, Germany
Design by Konx-om-Pax