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Bremer/McCoy: Utopia

Read "Utopia" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Since they released their debut, Enhed (Raske Plader, 2013), Danish bassist Jonathan Bremer and pianist Morten McCoy have been quietly crafting their own sound, and their fourth album, Utopia, marks a new beginning for the duo simply billed as Bremer/McCoy. The difference this time is that David Byrne's renowned Luaka Bop label has picked up the album for release, consequently a big breakthrough might be around the corner. If so, it is going to be a quiet ...


Various Artists: Brazil Classics at 20: Anti-Aging Solutions Revealed

Read "Brazil Classics at 20: Anti-Aging Solutions Revealed" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Following the release of its seventh installment, What's Happening in Pernambuco, Luaka Bop's Brazil Classics is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the series-spanning Brazil Classics at 20: Anti-Aging Solutions Revealed. Cherry-picked from previous editions, the tracks feature folkloric street samba alongside rural forró and eclectic, post-rock tropicalia, with pop superstars like Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil as well as country troubadour Luiz Gonzaga and the uncategorizable experimentalist Tom Zé.

Ben's “Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)" launches the choice selections with ...


Various Artists: Brazil Classics 7: What's Happening in Pernambuco - New Sounds of the Brazilian Northeast

Read "Brazil Classics 7: What's Happening in Pernambuco - New Sounds of the Brazilian Northeast" reviewed by Greg Camphire

Exemplifying a true melting pot aesthetic, Brazilian music has always been comprised of diverse ingredients. From the first Portuguese settlers and their African slaves mixing it up with the Native Americans, through the continual influx of immigrants from around the world, Brazil's musicians have always been adept at expressing omnivorous tastes and integrating every flavor of spice they've encountered. Documenting the turn of the 21st century, Luaka Bop's What's Happening in Pernambuco: New Sounds of the Brazilian Northeast, brings adventurous ...


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