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Friday, Sep 30 2016 | 01:52
Image: 1606402 Luaka Bop presents key long out of print classic back on vinyl!

Moreno, Kassin and Domenico were childhood friends from school. They formed a band and made three albums, each one under a different one’s name. Their records are different and very influential in Brazil.
Morneo is the son of legendary Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso. You can hear him at age 8 on the first Luaka Bop release (“Beleza Tropical”) singing the words “Ilê Ayê” on Caetano’s song of the same name.
Moreno’s record is to some extent the most conventional of the three, even though Domenico, the drummer, plays drums on a sampler and cymbal sounds using sand aper. The next release, Domenico’s, had the greatest success in the indie world, while Kassin’s album is the most produced (which makes sense as he has become one of the most successful producers in Brazil).

01 sertao
02 deusa do amor
03 enquanto isso
04 eu sou melhor que você
05 das partes
06 arrivederci
07 assim
01 para xó
02 esfinge
03 rio longe
04 o livro & o beijo
05 nenhuma
06 so vendo que beleza
07 I’m wishing

“ H a l f o f t h i s d e b u t i s
mentholated bossa nova, half
is sexy carnival music for
the digital era.
All of it is gorgeous.”
-Entertainment Weekly
Moreno and his collaborators
(the +2’s) pull out basically
e v e r y s t o p , c o m b i n i n g
traditional Brazilian sounds
with everything from buzzing
s y n t h b a s s t o t h e r e m i n s
swarming around the edges.
- Pitchfork 8.4 Available from 11.11.2016
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