Miguel De, native of Ovar, is a signature behind Tundra Fault and presents in a long-lasting format with “Whole“, a disc composed of eight tracks around sonorities like techno in its experimental aspect. And here begins the reasons why we should, in fact, listen to Tundra Fault. The first one is “Voyage“, the fifth track of “Whole” and one of the best of this work.
The second reason lies in the cover art of the album, is there anything more incredible than the photograph of the male human body in a loop forming a kind of bone on a black background? But the most amazing is that since other perspective easily looks like a square flattened in 3D, it’s wonderful how a simple cover can convey different interpretations. The third motif comes from his influences on various electronic music artists, including The Field, Machinedrum, SHXCXCHCXSH, Conforce, Porter Ricks, Jon Hopkins and Throwing Snow. The entire album itself results in a fourth reason for being born of a willingness to talk about sexuality and the way bodies relate by touch.
“Whole” ends up becoming an exploration of interpersonal relationships in which the person does not exist, but only the body, a body without head, without identity; And finally, the search for that same identity. Tundra Fault presents, in Whole, an aggressive and black sonority, trying to reach the faint line that separates the pleasant from the nefarious in this type of relations.