For an album that was born out of music composed for a theatre piece where the actors where blind in real life, “The State of this Monster” delivers an eclectic yet thoughtful mix of jazz, electronica, glitch and post rock that one can only patiently wait until the last song ends to play it again from the beginning.
Miguel Toro’s vast sound palette has matured since the first Royal Dust “Royal Dust” album back in 2013. One can hear the sculpting of layers as if they where chapters of a storybook with each story being read by a different person.
released July 5, 2022
Dirk Steglich – Bass Clarinet
Miko Krebs – Bass Clarinet
Yein Song – Piano
Leonhard Endruweit- Contrabass
Alejandro Berti – Trumpet
Miguel Toro – Drums, Synth
Recorded by Dirk Homann at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and by Miguel Toro in Faer Studios Berlin assisted by Argenis Brito.
All tracks mixed by Miguel Toro in AIRE Studios in Berlin.
Mastered by Mike Grinser at Man Made Mastering.
All songs written and produced by Miguel Toro except
“Born, never asked” written by Laurie Anderson, produced by Miguel Toro.
Design by Dedo Ciego
“While I was digging for fossils in my mind, I found gold”