The 5th album for Sao Paulo Underground with Rob Mazurek, bringing Brazilian drummer/percussionist Mauricio Takata and keyboardist Guilherem Granado together with the Chicago cornetist, also on keys, and here with Swiss/Brazilian transplant Thomas Rohrer on winds.
Catalog ID: CUN-CD-423
Squidco Product Code: 22660
Condition: Sale (New)
Packaging: Jewel Case
Rob Mazurek-cornet, Mellotron, modular synthesizer, synthesizer, percussion, voice
Mauricio Takara-drums, cavaquinho, electronics, synthesizer, percussion, voice
Guilherme Granado-keyboards, synthesizers, sampler, percussion, voice)
Thomas Rohrer-rabeca, flutes, soprano saxophone, electronics, percussion, voice
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1. Estrada Para o Oeste 13:45
2. Violent Orchid Parade 1:52
3. Cambodian Street Carnival 6:46
4. Lost Corners Boogie 6:03
5. Desisto II 3:37
6. Fire and Chime 2:39
7. Olhaluai 5:22
8. Of Golden Summer 4:15
9. Falling Down From the Sky Like Some Damned Ghost 16:11
sample the album:
"With their breathtaking fifth album Cantos Invisiveis, the multi-national, multi-ethnic, multi-everything Sao Paulo Underground sounds more confident and intrepid than ever, with a glorious program of music evoking lost haunts, enduring love, and the sheer delirious joy of making music together.
In many ways the music on Cantos Invisiveis is a celebration of camaraderie and the spaces that allow love and friendship to unfurl. Alchemical aural conspirators for some 10 years, the group has developed its own approach to structure, with slippery forms, unabashedly beautiful melodies and lapidary textures laced with disquieting electronica beats and stutter-stepping improvisation. Rather than evoke a particular time and place, the music inhabits multiple planes simultaneously as "a projection of sound that celebrates as well as mourns past, present and future times," Mazurek says. "The vocal quality of this particular music shouts and hollers for love and compassion, the joy andsorrows of life. It's a street parade for everybody."
The experience of listening to Cantos Invisiveis often feels like stepping through the fourth wall, as if you're in the room with the guys, watching the instrumental conversations unfold in real time. The production enhances the intimacy, creating space to enter the music rather than building a protective shell. It's a communion that can only develop "as a result of a lot of beautiful time spent together working on music and ideas and then travelling together playing throughout the world," Takara says. "I think there's a certain atmosphere that only living and spending time together bring, and the record captures that beautifully.
These singular players create music unlike any other ensemble in Sao Paulo Underground, which expands into realms seen and unseen on Cantos Invisiveis. The title translates from Portuguese as "invisible corners" or "invisible songs" or "disappearing corners or songs." This music evokes the elusive nature of these songs, "the way we make our music, always masking it in some kind of way, a disappearing through layering and sound manipulation," Mazurek says. "The songs kind of disappear in a way like a cloud of pink in the sky. We create atmospheres that cause form and melody to disappear, and to reappear", so that savvy sound explorers can join Sao Paulo Underground on an unforgettable journey."-Cunneifrom