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Soothing delirium, swathed in fractured light and warm tones.
"...as in the lyric voice of the song, from the recollection Antonio seeks to launch himself into the universe. And then the expert multi-instrumentalist and composer meets Jazz. Not any Jazz, but the one that crossed with the Minas music by the bridge created between Milton Nascimento and Wayne Shorter or the guitarists Toninho Horta and Pat Metheny, for example. Perhaps, come from the use of the keyboards that cross the disc and bring some vintage atmosphere that recalls, for example, the sound of Lyle Mays, keyboardist in the Pat Metheny Group, or the asymmetric rhythms and ostinato of the album First Circle (1984 ) of the same group. The fifth track of Livre, "Caipira", is an instrumental theme that dialogues intensely with this environment, mainly by the remarkable presence of the American guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. World icon of his instrument. More than that, the presence of Kurt is indicative of the consolidation of a creative nucleus, the base of the album Livre, formed by Antonio, the bassist Frederico Heliodoro and the guitarist Pedro Martins and which has in Kurt a kind of magical eye with concave lens which welcomes and projects the sonority of the nucleus to the world. Parentheses: Kurt's latest album, Caipi has this creative core both on recordings and on the world tour with Antonio as band member and writing lyrics to some songs. Livre still has other layers of sonorities. The choice of certain timbres, grooves and formal arrangements procedures dialogues with the scene of contemporary electronic music. The result has a very high level of inventiveness because it creates an original sonority built under the oscillation between the jazzy flow and the interruptions and discontinuities of the electronic world. The song "Mad Man", in partnership and performed by Genevieve Artadi, is the best example: "there's no scape / no scape / from his game". Song hard and interrupted, something like a short circuit in itself. Its difficult for the listener who did not live the process of creating an album to concretely understand the role of the music producer. But here the work of Tó Brandileone leaps to the eye (and ears!) By the coherence and the talent in balancing the different complex layers that form the sonority of this work. And in the end, in "Livre", the ninth track that gives title to the album, remains the voice of Antonio: "and I could be me / and I wanted to be me / and I could be". He could. HE IS. Antonio is the author and definitive voice of new sonorities: Livre inaugurates this place." Cacá Machado
Meu Filho Nasceu Jequitibá Resistência Algum Lugar Caipira Agora pra Sempre Mad Men Livre
Antonio Loureiro: Voice, drums, piano, percussion, bass, synths Kurt Rosenwinkel: Guitar on "Caipira" Pedro Martins: Guitar on Meu Filho Nasceu and Livre Fred Heliodoro: Bass Genevieve Artadi: voice on Mad Man Ricardo Herz: violins on Mue Filho Nasceu André Mehmari: Synths on Agora pra Sempre
April 10, 2019
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