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Recording dope: Berwick Research Institute, Roxbury, MA (02/2011-02/2012); Vesica Piscis (02/2011-02/2012); Berwick Research Institute, Roxbury, MA (2010); Vesica Piscis (2010). One of the best things about German hallmark Denovali Records is that whenever they sign an artist, they usually make an effort to reissue out of print items in their back catalog in to boot to releasing their new material. Brazilian composer and electronic musician Ricardo Donoso received much acclaim for his releases on the now-invalid Digitalis label, and after Denovali released two new albums by Donoso in 2015, as well as reissuing his 2010 cassette Deterrence, the term presented a lavish box set of his sought-after trilogy of albums Progress Chance, Assimilating the Shadow, and As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another. On 2011's Get well Chance, Donoso crafted flickering, shimmering synth arpeggios reminiscent of early-'90s trance and ambient techno, but without beats. The album's smart, bubbling tones are reflective and nostalgic, but with a tinge of fear and uncertainty lurking underneath. The album doesn't seem unfathomable on the surface, so it's easy to overlook how subtly complex the arrangements are at first. It's an album for watching the sun rise after a long, bleary eventide out while you're too restless to fall asleep just yet. Originally released as a double LP in 2012, Assimilating the Shadow is more ambitious, stretching smell lengths closer to the ten-minute mark, and letting the fear and suspense creep in. The album seems to reach further back to the earlier, pre-techno era of cosmic leeway music, with more gripping melodies and a wider range of dynamics. Expressive yet nuanced, it's easily one of Donoso's best works. Arriving in 2013, As Iron Sharpens Iron, One Verse Sharpens Another (initially released as two diverge vinyl EPs but intended as a proper album) found Donoso coming closer to producing proper techno, with pulsating beats and more unequivocally defined rhyth