Seeds of Light


After more than two decades flexing his muscles on the local underground scene and gaining a legendary cult status on his Tenerife home turf, the island's most famous postman, as he's affectionately known by his consorts, Tomás de la Rosa aka Postman breaks radio silence to bulldoze his way through the canyons surrounding his hometown of Santa Cruz into an unknown and unsuspecting world. Keroxen presents Postman's first ever album of original bangers, micro chopped two steppers and rage induced breakbeat anthems. Constructed over the course of global confinement, Seeds of Light marks a return to creative activity from the man who regularly delivers your post (it's not just a random artist name). Postman, aka Tomás de la Rosa, has taken his time, compiling sketches and unfinished songs, rummaging through the deep ends of his hard drive, stitching early production sketches with recent compositions, revising, reediting and rebuilding with a more mature and concise attitude, eventually completing, almost unintentionally, the perfect self-referential retrospective album. Far from being just a compilation album, Tomás managed to create an explosive document, suspended in time, in which styles are intertwined regardless of fashions and fads -- letting go of the "modern" or "up to date" burden -- so common these days in electronic music. It is not an easy album, like many of his previous work it demands extra attention to experience the full crystallization of his complex sound structures. You find ourselves in front of a truly surgically precise work of art whose result comes as a waterproof war machine, refined and incisive, resonating deep with soul and groove. Postman develops his sound palette throughout the album from very basic sound snippets into a concrete dance world of synthetic sounds eventually creating a parallel reality where J. Dilla could be living in Chemnitz instead of Detroit and releasing records for a label called Raster-Throw. Glitch sampladelics! Incursions into grime are also abundant with nods to the ineffable East Man, reunions with his beloved Funkstörung or many other stimulating revisions of lifelong genres and breaks populate this multidimensional sound space, see soul, dancehall, breakbeat, two step and the UK hardcore continuum. Artwork by Catalan visual artist Alba de Corral.