Charming and well-woven constructions of acrobatic sonics using organic and electronic elements to create robust, lively and lovely guitar-fueled music.
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Label: Other Electricities
Catalog ID: OE012
Squidco Product Code: 9370
Packaging: Jewel Tray
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"Tomavistas is something like an old video camera - literally taking in and recording the landscapes of contemplative, visual sound. It is a collection of Daniel Romero's rarities and personal favorites recorded as dot tape dot.
Tomavistas is culled from different places, consisting of material released in the "worldwide underground scene" through non-standard labels: cd-r labels, netlabels and even those making private compilations. Tomavistas is born of a love of the domestic flavor of the "underground" and the pleasure derived spending time making music for this scene. Considering the difficulty for listeners to find these tracks, it became time to compile them along with other, little known pieces and clear out space for a new personal stockpile to be built.
Having released internationally since 2002, Tomavistas is dot tape dot's US full-length debut.
Songs included span compilation, vinyl only, and "unofficial" album tracks from France, Germany, Spain, Japan, Mexico, UK, and Canada. This collection is intended to serve as a retrospective for fans, highlighting different musical stages, or a perfect introduction for new listeners, revealing a background upon which to consider future output.
With a "domestic" approach to making electronic music, dot tape dot's songs are warm and nostalgic. Additional friends and players contribute touches in both home-recording and live performance.
Not having money to buy equipment, dot tape dot converted inopportunity to an aesthetic idea, deciding to use toy instruments and field recordings, all recorded in a very lo-fi way. Even as the music developed further, standard/obvious ways of creating electronic music weren't implemented. Instead of incorporating sterile equipment and virtual sounds, personal, intentionally tangible palettes are always employed. Songs grow and take on different forms over time, and performances depend on ever-changing, unpredictable live configurations.
Always immersed in various audio/visual projects, Dani Romero is constantly creating and evolving.
Other projects include a post-rock/jazz band (NIJ), a melancholic folk band (Walden Crickets), and a specialty-format label called Ambulatore. His installations and live visuals are geared toward sound, and to date, have been used by Barbara Morgenstern, and by Bacanal Intruder at Sonar 2007."-Other Electricities
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