[xs-63] subterminal - filled with light

artist: subterminal
album: filled with light

release date: 03/08/2009
contact: blog & myspace
cover art: back & front

With eyes wide open.
Like in a reawakening. A strange awake that repeats itself every night; every passing day, or so it seems. Like a virtual experience; or maybe not. Maybe it is just a normal but scary awakening. ... "Filled With Light".

"Filled With Light" awakens us in two different ways. The first, because it is only an EP which is part of an album yet to be released; the second, because in that album, poetry, a core element always present in Subterminal's work, makes an eulogy to digital life. "Filled With Light" is like a trailer of a full movie that we anticipate; a summary with a beginning middle and end. For now, the awakening is what matters most and "Filled With Light" awakes; awakes us.

In that slow awake, "With You" introduces us to the theme, to the electronic principle that conducts the EP. However, "Filled With Light" is the track that captures our attention; because of the movement; the layers of sound; the excellent alto viola played by Tiago Morgado. There is a slight techno-industrial mood coloring Leonardo Rosado's words, the man behind Subterminal. At last, "For the First Time" definitely introduces us to what's coming. A confrontation with a different reality; or, an almost-reality. "For the First Time" introduces us to a confrontation between poetry and technology, created by dense sound ambiences, images, differing in rhythm and form. They are different lines of the same life; parallel or perpendicular. The exhaustion of conflict.

"Filled With Light" was composed and played almost entirely with an iPhone, with some extra sounds from other objects. After "Alumina" and "Insight", released in 2009, the reawakening of Subterminal is of happiness. "Filled With Light" is a great step forward when comparing with prior releases, which leads to the expectation of a very interesting conceptual album. Coupled with the refinement of his personal electronic universe, the author added a better voice treatment. The production of the EP was made by Tiago Morgado.

... to keep the eyes wide open.

Press Review by Rui Dinis, A Trompa

xs records editions

  • [xs-72] Agnes Heginger and Karlheinz Essl - Out of the Blue
  • [xs-71] cage cabarrett - covil radiophonic workshop
  • [xs-70] hui-chun lin-selected improvisation works
  • [xs-69] heitor alves - gimme some more sounds
  • [xs-68] essl.ostrovski - flechtwerk
  • [xs-67] zuramone - the spiders dance
  • [xs-66] BpOlar - subversive vespers
  • [xs-64] ziur - granular world
  • [xs-63] subterminal - filled with light
  • [xs-62] hola one and elka brown - visitors
  • [xs-61] carlos d. perales - acousmotion
  • [xs-60] poros - labass
  • [xs-59] essl.burger - live!
  • [xs-58] v.a. - past present and future
  • [xs-57] hola one - hygh
  • [xs-56] egotron - egotron
  • [xs-55] lotus mecanica - the live sessions and jack d
  • [xs-54] emanuel casimiro - a revolta das plaquetas
  • [xs-53] emanuel casimiro - o rei do power pimba
  • [xs-52] AAM! - ojodoro
  • [xs-50] grupo porco de grindcore interpretativo - the rala o pinto massacre
  • [xs-47] nata - stormy weather
  • [xs-46] pangea - vital error [feat kenji siratori]
  • [xs-45] jorge nunes - comprimido
  • [xs-44] moreu - gong music
  • [xs-43] 10konekt - telekom
  • [xs-42] ziur - concretement
  • [xs-41] engenho - amazónia
  • [xs-40] mezcup - 2008
  • [xs-39] exportion - stream of conciousness
  • [xs-38] beautiful venom - prologue
  • [xs-37] outlevel - estrela
  • [xs-36] salad - ubiquo
  • [xs-35] jackpooote - jackpooote
  • [xs-34] tiago morgado & adamned.age - EHF: collaboration works
  • [xs-33] gabran - anthem
  • [xs-32] ruins winter - natural
  • [xs-31] aaldo - selected works
  • [xs-30] palindromic resonance - voidfuck sessions
  • [xs-29] lights on - words of nature
  • [xs-28] die minimalistin - isolator
  • [xs-27] renato folgado - late
  • [xs-26] cláudio moreira - showcase @ fnac bragaparque 02-06-08
  • [xs-25] la stanza bianca - cristina bardo thodol
  • [xs-24] algo - there will never be another you
  • [xs-23] the oniric - the oniric
  • [xs-21] forgotten ruins - forgotten ruins
  • [xs-18] youth and student travel - copy me copy you
  • [xs-17] landerim - shallow draw
  • [xs-16] EXurban - leerstand untergrund
  • [xs-15] emanuel salvador - selected performances
  • [xs-13] lights on - save the world
  • [xs-12] adamned.age - photosphaere
  • [xs-10] tet open ensamble - zen trip
  • [xs-09] minson - hidden monsters
  • [xs-07] C R Moreira - sauroposeidon
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