Sao Paulo Underground - Beija Flores Velho E Sujo (2013) [FLAC]
Label: Cuneiform Records – Rune 359
Format: CD, Album
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock
Style: Experimental, Post Rock
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São Paulo Underground is an electronica-laced tropicalia funhouse, a secret passage between Chicago’s volatile avant garde jazz scene and Brazil’s teeming creative capital.
Featuring Chicago maestro Rob Mazurek on cornet, harmonium and various effects, and São Paulo’s Guilherme Granado on keyboards, synths, sampler and vocals, and Mauricio Takara on percussion, cavaquinho and electronics, SPU delivers its fourth revelatory album Beija Flors Velho E Sujo.
In its latest incarnation, SPU is a power trio and a post-modern orchestra rolled into one, marked by glistening sonic textures, seductive eletronica beats, unabashedly beautiful melodies, an expansive improvisational palette and fiercely gleeful interplay. A potent program of new material honed during a 2012 North American tour, Beija Flors Velho E Sujo captures an ensemble hitting a fierce creative stride.
Ecstatic, roiling and utterly unpredictable, the music flows from three distinct musical personalities united by “the idea of infinite love, the idea of breaking through to the other side through sonic power and beauty,” says Mazurek, a veteran disrupter of genre conventions. Rather than stretching out for extended improvisational flights, the trio delivers a series of brief blasts, each brimming with musical incident.
Dauntless sonic explorers, SPU continues a relentless search into the mysteries of sound. “Sound has such potential, and needs to be split, cracked, slammed, caressed, kissed, sunk, buried, catapulted into new dimensions in order to begin a dialogue of the universes,” Mazurek observes.
1 Ol' Dirty Hummingbird
2 Into The Rising Sun
3 Arnus Nusar
4 Over The Rainbow
6 Six-Handed Casio
7 The Love I Feel For You Is More Real Than Ever
8 Basilio's Crazy Wedding Song
9 A Arvore De Cereja E Ausente
10 Taking Back The Sea Is No Easy Task
Recorded At – Electrical Audio
Mastered At – Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork – Damon Locks
Cornet, Synthesizer [Evolver], Electronics [Ring Modulator], Electronics [Analog Delay], Harmonium – Rob Mazurek
Design – Sheila Sachs
Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synths], Sampler, Voice – Guilherme Granado
Mastered By – Shelly Steffens
Mixed By – Greg*, Guilherme*, Mauricio*, Rob*
Percussion, Cavaquinho, Electronics – Mauricio Takara
Recorded By – Greg Norman
Recorded at Electrical Audio, B Room, Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2012
Mixed October 1-2, 2012
Mastered at Chicago Mastering
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