Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso

Ten years after the transcendent syncopated debut ‘Progress Chance’, Ricardo Donoso returns with a pulsing retrospect of rhythmic determination and wide-eyed wonder with ‘Progress Trap’. The moods on these electronic miniatures vary from piece to piece; some somber, brooding, and laden with mystery, others starry-eyed, tinged with sci-fi, and hungry for adventure.

Connections are finally forged between Donoso’s early hardware synthesizer arpeggiation experiments, his darker and more abstract work with an emphasis on synthetic textures, pulsation, and sound design and the more recent extreme full throttle electronic mayhem and prog inspired technical opuses.

Progress Trap is as harmonious as its predecessor allowing dissonance to subtly seep in, providing mere hints at the undercurrent of threat hidden beneath the music's smooth surface. There's a lot to digest on Progress Trap, as with Donoso’s entire canon, but as always, the effort is repaid.

Ricardo Donoso

Progress Trap

Denovali Records
Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
LP +

$28.99

Indie Exclusive. 180-gram vinyl.

Yellow/Green Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 05/27/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-362LE

Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
CD

$16.99

Released 11/19/2021Catalog Number

CD-DEN-362

Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
LP

$28.99

180-gram vinyl

Black
Includes download code
Released 05/27/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-362

Ricardo Donoso

Progress Trap

Denovali Records
Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
LP +

$28.99

Indie Exclusive. 180-gram vinyl.

Yellow/Green Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 05/27/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-362LE

Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
CD

$16.99

Released 11/19/2021Catalog Number

CD-DEN-362

Album artwork for Progress Trap by Ricardo Donoso
LP

$28.99

180-gram vinyl

Black
Includes download code
Released 05/27/2022Catalog Number

LP-DEN-362

Ten years after the transcendent syncopated debut ‘Progress Chance’, Ricardo Donoso returns with a pulsing retrospect of rhythmic determination and wide-eyed wonder with ‘Progress Trap’. The moods on these electronic miniatures vary from piece to piece; some somber, brooding, and laden with mystery, others starry-eyed, tinged with sci-fi, and hungry for adventure.

Connections are finally forged between Donoso’s early hardware synthesizer arpeggiation experiments, his darker and more abstract work with an emphasis on synthetic textures, pulsation, and sound design and the more recent extreme full throttle electronic mayhem and prog inspired technical opuses.

Progress Trap is as harmonious as its predecessor allowing dissonance to subtly seep in, providing mere hints at the undercurrent of threat hidden beneath the music's smooth surface. There's a lot to digest on Progress Trap, as with Donoso’s entire canon, but as always, the effort is repaid.