New release: “Vendo” by Bartolo & Marcos Campello

by Ruy Garnier

There’s always a lot going on in “VENDO.” Although it is not always frenetic, there is always an expectation of breaking, of state reconfiguration, and inevitably there is a sound that comes to reorganize rhythmically and melodically what one hears. Yes, Marcos Campello and Bartolo are two formidable instrumentalists, better known as guitarists, and somehow “VENDO’’ is about guitar and guitar extensions. Extensions for similar instruments or simulacra (bandúrria, charango and even a toy guitar) but also extensions like sounds that are usually seen as the back of the guitar, the unwanted sound sparks, the unstressed attacks of when the finger does not press the strings to the arm of the instrument, the tapped beat on the body. It is a record of improvised strings, which starts acoustic and goes towards amplification. The instruments vary from track to track, and consequently the timbres and strategies of instant composition change, but it seems that in the contact of the fingers with the strings a certain spirit is maintained, avoiding or dosing the sustentation of the note, creating archipelagos of microscopic sounds which vary infinitely in rhythm and attack. The interaction of the duo does not work in the sense of a battle (Bailey), the creation of a consonance (AMM) or the studied completion of spaces, but a convergence in speed and dynamics, a willingness to make everything run and start over, and get fired. A playful sense stands out all the time in the audition, because every finger-string contact seems inaugural, full of wisdom from years of practice but at the same time free from all normative ways of playing the instrument. Every sound we hear in “VENDO’’ is prowess, proposal and propulsion.



New Release: “Contraduzindo” by Tuzé de Abreu




Contraduzindo brings new, rereading, surprising songs from Tuzé de Abreu.

Tuzé is a musician, composer and arranger of long sound history traveling the most diverse paths, from the erudite, the popular song, to Smetakian chaosonance. Present and acting with the main exponents of Brazilian music in the last 50 years, from the most diverse generations. Discreetly, but very present. An unusual career as an author, performer and composer. Partnerships with Caetano Veloso, Tom Zé, Gereba, Antônio Risério, Gil Camará. Songs recorded by Gal, Elza Soares, Tom Zé, Amelinha, Caetano, Jussara Silveira, Gereba, Marcia Castro.
Tuzé, played in the iconic group of instrumental music of Bahia Sexteto do Beco. He participated vividly and intensely in the sound experiments of Walter Smetak. Experiences, dialogues, production and travel with João Gilberto. Guest and friend of the Novos Baianos. Soundtracks for André Luiz de Oliveira and Edgard Navarro..
His last show, critical success and public received the Trophy Caymmi 2015.

With all this track, with numerous compositions unpublished, this is the second album, of the chaotic meteorango yogue kid.

From the test of a flight to outer space by accident, Tuzé escapes; collect yourself … His friend and partner, Gil Camará, comes to visit him every day to record the sheltered songs that ultimately compose this album.
Against the pitch, the simple sound complexity of Tuzé is illuminated. Open your ears: Dare.




New Releases: “RD3” and “Radio Diaspora & Ba Kimbuta”




In his third year of activity, the duo Radio Diaspora launches RD3, third studio album. Recorded in May 2017, the album marks the maturity of the duo in 6-piece composition process. Again, the celebration of the Afro-Diasporic heritage in sonorous intensities is at stake.



Radio Diaspora & Bá Kimbuta

O duo Radio Diaspora joins the rapper Bá Kimbuta to broaden the horizons of the manifesto against the discrimination and violence practiced to the black people. Against the monopoly of white representation in music, Radio Diaspora, on the road since 2015, translates the African diaspora through the experimentalism of Free Jazz and Free Improvisation. Bá Kimbuta, also an activist of the black movement, has been doing resistance work with young people from the Greater ABC and São Paulo since 1996 through hip hop.