In a world of supposed crossover Brazilian projects that have mostly lost their roots, the music of Bebel Gilberto is surprisingly refreshing! This daughter of Joao Gilberto (not Astrud) sings in a manner that's in keeping with the classic bossa divas of years past – but she works here in adventurous collaborations with the likes of Thievery Corporation, Amon Tobin, Suba, and Smoke City, which makes for a mixture of styles that freshens up the bossa considerably. Titles include a remake of "So Nice (Summer Samba)", plus "Samba Da Bencao", "Lonely", "Tanto Tempo", "Bananeira", and "Sem Contencao". CD
(Out of print. A bit of sticker residue on the barcode.)
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Apka ... CD SixDegrees, 2020. New Copy ...
Ceu seems to be an even stronger singer here than before – still able to drift in and out of an easygoing rhythm when she wants, but also more suited to take on tunes with a more soulful vibe – which includes a number of standout tunes that really make the record shine! There's still some of the nods towards older Brazilian styles that graced Ceu's earlier albums, but many of the numbers here sparkle with a more contemporary vibe – never overdone, but a nice blend of subtle rhythms and guitar lines from Pedro Sa – mostly moving at a midtempo pace that's just right for the vocals. Marc Ribot plays guitar on a few tracks, Seu Jorge guests on another, and titles include "Nada Irreal", "Coreto", "Forcar O Verao", "Corpocontinente", "Off", "Fenix Do Amor", and "Ocitocina". CD
Bebel's second album for SixDegrees – and quite possibly an even better album than the first! Not one to rest on the laurels of her success of recent years, Bebel seems to diverge a bit from the sound of her initial hit – going for a deeper approach to songwriting, and a musical style that shows she's got a lot more to offer than just bossa remix-styled vocals! The album kicks off with a wonderful take on Os Mutantes' English reading of the Tropicalia classic "Baby" – then rolls into a sweetly laidback set of tracks that borrow a lot from the bossa, but which also have some extremely personal songwriting touches. Overall, there's less beats and more natural instrumentation than before – and the album feautres guest work by Joao Donato and Carlinhos Brown, as well as some great use of strings! Titles include "Winter", "O Caminho", "Ceu Distante", "Next To You", "All Around", "River Song", "Every Day You've Been Away", and "Simplesmente". CD
(Out of print – include bonus remix album! Cover has a 1" tear at the spine.)
Bebel Gilberto —
Momento ... CD Ziriguiboom/SixDegrees, 2007. Used ...
Bebel Gilberto's certainly one to keep her public waiting in the space between each new record – but she always makes the wait worthwhile by coming up with something new! The sound here is again something different than her previous two albums – somewhat electric, but also fairly acoustic as well – even more mature than before, and not as easily given to simple tricks or flourishes – which is a very good thing in our book! One track was done in collaboration with Kassin, with backings by Orquestra Imperial – and other titles feature contributions from Sabina Sciubba, Didi Gutman, Masa Shimizu, and Guy Sigsworth. Titles include "Tranquilo", "Night & Day", "Um Segundo", "Cade Voce", "Words", "Azul", and "Os Novos Yorkinos". CD
The new leading lady of bossa gets remixed for the dancefloor in this groovy little CD single from SixDegrees! "Sem Contencao" was one of the best tracks on Bebel's Tanto Tempo album – and the remixes give the tune a sweet little house flavor, taking it up a few notches, but still leaving plenty of room for Bebel's lovely voice over the top! There's lots of great acoustic guitar washes in the Ugo & Sanz mix, and if you love Bebel's voice, the acapella mix is a real treat! CD
A surprisingly great live album from Brazilian singer Ceu – surprising, because we sometimes tend to think of the vocalist as more of a studio artist, given her SixDegrees presentation – but that's an opinion we'll definitely have to revise after hearing the singer in a live setting! The album's got a core combo feel that's mighty nice – Ceu's voice still has all those breathy qualities, which almost link her to older French vocal modes – but the instrumentation is nice and lean, with mostly just guitar and Fender Rhodes to carry the mood – leaving Ceu out front to do plenty with her lyrics. Titles include "Lenda", "Concrete Jungle", "Rainha", "Amor De Antigos", "Contravento", "Retrovisor", and "Baile De Ilusao". CD
Gaudi & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan —
Dub Qawwali ... CD SixDegrees, 2007. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
The new leading lady of bossa gets remixed for the dancefloor in this groovy little single from SixDegrees! "Sem Contencao" was one of the best tracks on Bebel's Tanto Tempo album – and the remixes give the tune a sweet little house flavor, taking it up a few notches, but still leaving plenty of room for Bebel's lovely voice over the top! There's lots of great acoustic guitar washes in the Ugo & Sanz mix, and if you love Bebel's voice, the acapella mix is a real treat! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)
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Ghostface Killah & Badbadnotgood —
Sour Soul ... LP Lex, 2015. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
Cinematic hip hop from the steadily productive, furiously on point rhyme slinger Ghostface Killah – working here with the excellent Toronto jazz funk ensemble Badbadnotgood – and as much as we dug Ghostface's funk band backed efforts of the previous couple years, Sour Soul might be best of 'em! None of the bands that Ghostface his rhymed out front have been anything less than of the finest caliber, but the looser narrative style of Sour Soul is a refreshing change of pace – the concept album aspect has more to do with the feel than it does an attempt to tell a complete story – leaving room for Ghost to do his inimitable thing from track-to-track without the pressure of weaving an album length tale. Badbadnotgood's raw, dexterous vibe is a fine foil – with lots of raw percussion, psych soul guitars and keys. Includes "Mono", "Soour Soul", "Stark's Reality", "Tone's Rap", "Mind Playin' Tricks", "Ray Gun" feat Doom, "Nuggets Of Wisdom", "Food", "Experience", "Gunshowers" feat Elzhi, "SixDegrees" feat Danny Brown and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)