First official CD album of Rafael Flores who hails from the depth of spanish
noise underground scene, known for his early works released under Comando Bruno moniker.
This compilation presents the latest decade of his sound experimentation, and shows
quite diverse sides of his creative efforts, which ranges from collaged field
recordings to noise ambient loops, from rhythmic structures to hypnotic
Release date is 10 December 2005. Limited edition of 500 copies in jewelcase.
Price is 13 US$/10 Euro.
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Rafael Flores is from Andújar (Spain), and has recorded a number of albums
since 1981, under his own name and also as Comando Bruno. Many collaboration
works followed with like-minded musicians (Francisco López, Zan Hoffman,
Avant Dernières Pensées, Seiei Jack Nakahara and Thomas Park,
to name a few). His music was released all over the world by such labels as
Discos Esplendor Geométrico, Korm Plastics, Zero Cabal, Graf Haufen Tapes,
BogArt, Tonspur Tapes etc.
His whole work is milestone of experimental music and sound exploration,
he produces audio/videoworks in a very much personal way too hard to define.
Rafael Flores build a solid personal universe with an intelligent use of
natural recordings and the methods of musique concréte, collages and
plenty of other vanguard approaches, mixed with a particular sense of
humour next to spirit of dada and surrealism.
One of the most active sound artists in the 80's industrial music scene
(international cassette network, experimental video, radio and mail art), he
influenced new generations of experimental sound artists.
His most notorious feature is the intimate poetical touch in the soundworks,
quite unusual for the industrial music scene:
"Those sounds became tinged with poetry, and they have been holding the
contrast between the luminous mornings and the anxious dreams of the siesta...
The light breeze waves a weightless curtain. The curtain caresses a just made
bed, although perhaps it took place many years ago.
One can hear a row that turns suddenly into calm, then in the vertigo
of silence a spiral of dreams appears, guided by voices from otherworld."
From 1991 to 2001, Rafael Flores reduced musical activity, and was involved
with videoart, releasing just a very limited soundworks as "friends only"
private editions. After a long pause, he returns to editorial activity, but
again with a few series of very limited editions on cdr and some net editions.