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Runtime: 75'34''

«'Pulsos Temporales Memorias Estables' is the second album from SEB here at test tube and this time he made it even bigger than the previous one. Twenty tracks of SEB's trademark 'digital nostalgia' style of clicks 'n' cuts and weird sampling. After a couple of listens, it's clear that Sebastian has been refining his sound. He's more precise and to-the-point when he tries to capture an emotional essence into a track or simply by telling us a story. Most of his new tracks are also smaller and more effective, like a new engine model that consumes less but takes you farther. Some of this tracks work a bit like interludes of sort, filling the gaps between heavier, denser and more mesmerizing ones.

A couple of my favorites are 'Microcranes from jpeg' and 'Transitorio en'. They're both round forms of loop samples put under a warm blanket of nostalgic ambient. Sounds a bit like Animal Collective's craziest tracks if they ever went all electronic, or maybe a bit closer to Panda Bear's latest solo incursion. But SEB is also a sucker for nice beat sequences, and this becomes obvious after listening to 'The fall felt the fall' (awesome title), 'Our meat politics' and 'People vanished too'. Speaking of great titles, SEB has a knack for picking colorful and funny yet interesting titles for his songs, titles that leave us wondering about their true meaning, if any. 'Perra con chompa' is one of the most intriguing ones. 'Perra' must be female from 'Perro' which is spanish for 'Dog', and 'Chompa' seems to be a sweater or similar type of clothing. Pretty weird, huh?

In the end, Sebastian Alvarez offers us 20 wonderful tracks for us to dream about metaphorical titles and the unknown dimensions that inhabit his mind. Have a nice trip.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Perra com chompa .................................................................. pt us
  [2'35'' • 4,97Mb • VBR]
02 • Esgoto do dub .......................................................................... pt us
  [2'32'' • 4,75Mb • VBR]
03 • Regulando el aspecto .............................................................. pt us
  [3'04'' • 6,43Mb • VBR]
04 • Microcranes from jpeg ............................................................ pt us
[7'23'' • 13,9Mb • VBR]
05 • The fall felt the fall ................................................................ pt us
  [6'24'' • 12,9Mb • VBR]
06 • Fake toxoplasmosis ................................................................. pt us
  [3'36'' • 7,41Mb • VBR]
07 • Carta goma ............................................................................. pt us
  [1'23'' • 2,80Mb • VBR]
08 • Same raw riddim .................................................................... pt us
  [4'05'' • 7,63Mb • VBR]
09 • Mellowboxcliché ...................................................................... pt us
  [3'52'' • 7,51Mb • VBR]
10 • Visual aid ............................................................................... pt us
  [2'02'' • 3,92Mb • VBR]
11 • Our meat politics .................................................................... pt us
  [6'16'' • 12,1Mb • VBR]
12 • Wisszz ...................................................................................... pt us
  [1'48'' • 3,44Mb • VBR]
13 • Transitorio en ......................................................................... pt us
  [7'42'' • 15,2Mb • VBR]
14 • Soon goon ................................................................................. pt us
  [3'44'' • 6,86Mb • VBR]
15 • Solo rebote un ......................................................................... pt us
  [2'46'' • 5,37Mb • VBR]
16 • Nourishing logaritmo ............................................................. pt us
  [4'20'' • 7,25Mb • VBR]
17 • Aforismo meta ........................................................................ pt us
  [1'02'' • 1,96Mb • VBR]
18 • People vanished too ................................................................ pt us
  [7'04'' • 12,2Mb • VBR]
19 • Sonicasoluble .......................................................................... pt us
  [1'41'' • 3,51Mb • VBR]
20 • Press nine (bonus) .................................................................. pt us
  [2'15'' • 4,05Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt  
  [PDF-Zip • 3,57Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 146Mb]

Reviews:

«Esto esta increible. Donde se habia escondido este tipo? :shock:»
- Jaco [Fabrik Project] / April 27, 2008

«WOWWW!!!»
- Anonymous [Fabrik Project] / April 27, 2008

«Il se passe toujours des choses sympas sur le netlabel Test Tube. La dernière production de Spirit Elevating Brains est bien là pour le prouver. Clicks et cuts, basses bien rondes, quelques rythmiques électro et dub, des samples (parfois connus, d'autres bien de chez nous) et tour est joué. On est là dans un monde plaisant, pas très éloigné de certains essais notoires de The Orb (la bonne époque, évidemment). Sebastian Alvarez s'est fait du bien. Merci pour nous.»
- LaFresto / April 16, 2008

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