A Digipack cover design featuring Rafael Toral photos of power towers. The record was printed, released and distributed by Headz in Japan.
“It must be a heady thing to be capable of summoning such beauty. While I give Toral credit for taking the gutsy artistic path of putting his facility aside after he’s perfected it, I’m glad that he left this artifact of his explorations.” (Dusted)
Since i have always been involved with the inner structures of sound, working with the harmonic series comes as a natural move, since harmonics are well known to guitarists. Thus, inspired by Fourier’s theory, i chose to work with the most basic element of sound synthesis, the sinewave. Harmonic Series is my first project using the computer as a musical instrument. Using with the computer is a development of my work with analog modular systems and it’s part of an ongoing process, of changing my whole approach to both composition and performance. While doing so, i also take the opportunity to distance myself from some common approaches to computer music performance and production.” — Rafael Toral, Lisboa, 2003