Rafael Toral ‎– Space Study 2

4 × File, MP3, Compilation, 320 kbps


1 Space Study 2 Live In Chicago 31:42
2 Space Solo 1 Outtake 1 2:17
3 Space Solo 1 Outtake 2 1:17
4 Space Study 2 Live In Tokyo 19:56

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.Space Study 2 live in Chicago (2004):
Full-scale performance of Space Study 2 and one of its best recordings. For a long while this was meant to be the main piece on Space Solo 1, until i realized my phrasing had improved dramatically since then (two years had passed). Recorded live at 6Odum, Chicago, on a Lampo evening. At some point in the set the portable amp picked up some electromagnetic interference from a dimmer, and i decided to play along with it.

.Space Solo 1 outtakes (2006):
A long recording session (almost 3 hours) produced the master edits for Space Solo 1’s main piece. I recorded this in peak shape and at a time my phrasing had matured significantly. There are a few sections that could have been released, but i had to make choices and leave them out.

.Space Study 2 live in Tokyo (2008):
From the 2008 tour (South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia), this was the last concert in Japan. Most performances on this tour were solo, with Space Studies 2, 6 (electrode oscillator with modular filter) and 5e (modified MT-10 amplifier, or “bender”). Many thanks to Atsuhiro Ito, Tetuzi Akiyama and Christophe Charles, who also played beautiful sets that evening, and Loop Line, where this was recorded.