Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Seu Jorge/America Brasil
I was looking to review something new, something interesting that did not get a lot of press. I try to add to the blogging community and not just repeat from other blogs and I was on the boogienomore blog and I found the new Seu Jorge album America Basil.
A few years back I was watching Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and there was this character called Pelé Dos Santos which was played by Seu Jorge not only did he play in this movie but he also provided much of the soundtrack and that’s how I discovered Seu Jorge. He did his own acoustic versions of David Bowie classics in Portuguese. After been hooked on The Life Aquatic I found out that Jorge had a new album called Cru, I was somewhat disappointed for production was lacking.
The raspy voiced Brazilian is back with America Brazil and this album is his most complete yet. It’s a mixture of Funk, Rock, Samba the album is colorful, sometimes energetic and sometimes mellow but always on point. The whole album is in Portuguese so I couldn’t understand the lyrics but I was able to feel the warmth of the album as I was drawn to authenticity of the Brazilian sounds I just wished that I was there. This album is easy to absorb but we still notice the subtleties of every song.
If you haven’t head anything from Seu Jorge this is the best place to start and for people that don’t know him give it a try I’m sure you will enjoy this warm cocktail of sounds. Definitely worth checking out.
You can get it from one of my co bloggers right here.
Just keep in mind that this is for promotional usage only.
4 cocktails outta 5
PEACE & I’M OUT