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«Bleak EP, by Ubeboet, is one of those kind of releases that lives on lasting relationships and on constant reintegration processes, achieving ‘that’ multidimensionality (big word) typical of the acoustic universe, giving so much freedom to the listener, that he (or she) will diminish or amplify the particular singularities of the sound particles that go in and out of the brain.
This work could be very easily integrated into the art of installationism, although never leaving the ‘soundscape’ genre. A constant struggle to arrive (or at least try to) an ideal of ‘musique concrète’. Holding itself to the capturing of sound landscapes, submitting them to a low-frequency treatment, Ubeboet breathes a comforting ‘less is more’ ambient, (re)created and integrated into unhabited sound habitats, or sometimes directly injected into the overcrowded urban territory. Ubeboet rests in the complex world of the ‘anti-fast listening’, where the perception and the raw and naked power of the music are intimately connected. A not-easy, not-clear and not-resolved world, into which we are forced to submerge and seek for the unknown. Highly recommended.»
- Bruno Barros

Downloads:

01 • North Wind ............................................................................. pt us
[7'31'' • 15,6Mb • 320Kbps]
02 • Sleepless .................................................................................. pt us
[2'28'' • 4,54Mb • 320Kbps]
03 • Nocturno ................................................................................. pt us
[5'40''' • 10,4Mb • 320Kbps]
04 • Far Off, City Lights ................................................................. pt us
[3'12'' • 5,91Mb • 320Kbps]
05 • Nocturno (Danny Kreutzfeldt version) .................................. pt us
  [7'11'' • 13,1Mb • 256Kbps VBR]    
  artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 1,92Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 49,5Mb]    

Reviews:

«Ubeboet, Bleak EP. Musique très visuelle, d'un autre temps certainement. Ça me fait penser à la pré-histoire, notamment le premier morceau, 'North Wind', durant lequel on entend des froissements, des cliquetis abstraits. Fortement inspiré de la musique concrète, Ubeboet reste néanmoins très actuel dans la composition de ses pièces où le ton ambiant est très présent. Posés et lents, les cinq morceaux qui composent cet album (ou ep plutôt) semblent plus être des peintures que des musiques. C'est aussi pour cette raison que j'apprécie ce travail.»
- LaFresto / February 18, 2005

«Every day sees the arrival of new artists and today it's (a.o.) Ubeboet, aka Miguel A. Tolosa from Spain. He has five interesting pieces of soundscaping. Hard to tell what kind of field recordings went into producing this EP, because the treatments are numerous. The resultant five pieces are quite drone related, with lots of time stretching and plug ins. The darker undercurrents in this release are alike say the works of Jonathan Coleclough, although not enirely there yet. Isolationist music at it's best. Maybe not entirely new thoughts going on here, but I thought it was quite enjoyable, appealling to me as a fan of Mirror, Coleclough, Ora or any of those drone meisters.»
- FdW / January 2005

«Very nice project and a good review. Keep up the good work, both of you. Peace, and greetings from Tokyo.
- creator [EARLabs] / December 30, 2004

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