"In a sense Portuguese duo Paulo Feliciano and Rafael Toral put Gunderson's concept and attitude cheerfully into musical practice. They use just about any object associated with pop culture as their instruments. As is stated in one of the pieces, they have "borrowed from everyone else's universe". The forty-six tracks, ranging from zero seconds (it is cued as such) to an exceptionally long 4' 45", defy any description that would attempt to do justice to the variety in approaches and sounds resulting from them, and to the wit and the humor with which this album has been put together.
A few scant examples should suffice. Toral and Feliciano realized a piece that everyone whose musical awareness predates the digital era must have fantasized about: glue the halves of a broken record together so that the playing area has a side A and a side B component, then play the record. On another cut, Groove Grinder, they play scratchy run-out grooves. They make some heavenly sounds with tones of a music box played with serious warpage from a sampler and a sustain guitar. They rebound the whish and whoosh from an amplified spring coil by wringing it back and forth through a sampler and entitle that in poetic jest Sonic Spring. This work is nothing short of inspired. The shining new wheelbarrow pictured on the cover illustrates what may well be their motto: "The tools you use are just as pure and clean as the use you put them to".
René van Peer, Experimental Music Instruments
Rafael Toral: tapes, noise burst guitar, turntables, harmonica wire-jamming, sampler, etc.
Paulo Feliciano: turntables, sampler, bowed cymblas, r5 prog, drums, etc.