Rafael Toral

Sound Mind Sound Body - 30th Anniversary Edition

It's been 30 years since Rafael Toral began making his own compositions and solo recordings; today, these recordings sound remarkably prescient and perfectly timeless! To mark the occasion of his start, and to celebrate his unique vision for the guitar and its textural, ambient and emotive capabilities, Drag City reissue Sound Mind Sound Body and Wave Field, his first two long out-of-print albums, on vinyl for the first time! Sound Mind Sound Body was partly inspired by exploring some of the working principles of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp, extrapolated by Rafael via a unique signal path leading out of his guitar. He paid notice to the massive impact of discreet gestures, creating slow-moving tones and spacious orchestral resonances, drifting and droning with glacial majesty, hardly recognizable as guitar much of the time.