WHAT THE PRESS RELEASE SAYS:
A completely unique and beautiful album from contemporary Brazil blending soft pop, indie folk, sixties psychedelia, lo-fi and flavors of the brazilian Clube da Esquina!
- First ever vinyl release of this top album out of contemporary Brazil
- Essential solo effort from former member of Brazilian underground leaders Diesel, Udora and Transmissor
- Analog recording process
- 180g heavy vinyl, comes with download card
Leonardo Marques makes a kind of music that creates bucolic and romantic scenarios whose sound goes among indie folk, sixties psychedelia, lo-fi and the brazilian Clube da Esquina.
As Chicago’s Dusty Groove tell us about the album:
“A really beautiful album from contemporary Brazil – but one that resonates with some of the best soft pop elements of the late 60s and early 70s! Vocals are in English and Portuguese, and the instrumentation is this fantastic blend of light elements given a really airy spin – almost as if Nick DeCaro and Sean O'Hagan got together in the studio to work on a set that has slight bossa inspirations – but is something completely unique! This is the first we've ever heard of Leonardo Marques, but we'll sure be watching out for him in the future – as he's got this way of embracing so many elements of things we love, yet never stays slavishly in their own territory – wending his way beautifully through songs that include "Ainda E Cedo", "All The Hearts", "Nao Te Escuto", "The Girl From Bainema", "Um Sopro", "In Your Arms", and "So Que Me Enfeita".”
Produced, recorded, mixed by Leonardo Marques at Studio Ilha do Corvo in Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais - Brazil
Mastered by Anderson Guerra at Bunker Analog
Leonardo Marques - Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Bass, Piano, Rhodes Piano, Mellotron, Optigan, Percussion
Rodrigo Garcia - Cello
Tiago Eiras - Drums on tracks 3,4,5,9
Pedro Hamdan - Drums on tracks 2,7,8
Felipe D’Angelo -Piano on tracks 7,8
Joao Machala - Trombone on track 6
All lyrics and compositions by Leonardo Marques except tracks 3 and 4 lyrics by Thiago Corrêa.
Cover photograph by Luiza Ananias.
Back cover photograph by Azevedo Lobo and Teago Oliveira.
Album design by Azevedo Lobo.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
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