Australasia's Biggest Online Store

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Caravana Sereia Bloom [Digipak]
By

Rating
Hurry - Only 2 left in stock!
Album: Caravana Sereia Bloom [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Falta de Ar
2)    Amor de Antigos
3)    Asfalto e Sal
4)    Retrovisor
5)    Teju Na Estrada
6)    Contravento
7)    Palha?o
8)    You Won't Regret It
9)    Sereia
10)    Baile de Ilusao
11)    Fffree
12)    Streets Bloom
13)    Chegar em Mim
 

Album: Caravana Sereia Bloom [Digipak]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Falta de Ar
2)    Amor de Antigos
3)    Asfalto e Sal
4)    Retrovisor
5)    Teju Na Estrada
6)    Contravento
7)    Palha?o
8)    You Won't Regret It
9)    Sereia
10)    Baile de Ilusao
11)    Fffree
12)    Streets Bloom
13)    Chegar em Mim
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixer: Gustavo Lenza.
  • Recording information: Ambulante Studios; Est?dios Totem; Instituto Studio, Sao Paulo, SP; Toca Do Calvo.
  • Caravana Sereia Bloom, the third album in seven years from Brazilian singer and songwriter Maria do C?u Whitaker Po?as (aka C?u), sounds dramatically different than the breezy, electronically washed 21st century bossa and samba of her previous offerings. Both earlier efforts were influenced by the electronic music of Thievery Corporation, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and even R?yksopp, as well as jazzy bossa, samba and classic MPB. Working with producer Gui Amabis, Caravana Sereia Bloom is a much more expansive recording. Born from ideas incurred during an extended road trip through her native country from Sao Paulo to the nation's northeastern region, and the inspiration of the road movie Bye Bye Brazil, it reflects -- musically -- much of what she heard during those travels; this music also has much in common with the ambitious, experimental spirit of the tropicalia era without being self-conscious. While Caravana Sereia Bloom is easily the most stripped-down record she's cut, it is also her most contemporary. C?u and Amabis employ programming and electronic sounds throughout; the emphasis here is on guitars, basses, drums, keyboards from synths to Wurlitzer, reeds, winds, and brass. No two tracks seem to come from the same root universe, but all reflect the fleeting sensations of life on the road. The funky carnivalesque jazz samba in opener "Falta de Ar" contrasts mightily with the neo-psychedelic surf guitar chicha of "Amor de Antigos." The ska-inflected cumbia of "Asfalto e Sal," with its bass drums, flutes, and hypnotic bassline, is an album highlight. "Contravento" is a rhythm collision of samba, lambada, and cumbia. It's among the most driving tracks here and colored beautifully by a multi-tracked tenor sax, B-3, percussion loops, drums, a taut bassline, and pulsing guitars. "You Won't Regret It," one of three English-language tracks here, is a cover of a vintage rocksteady tune featuring gorgeously layered vocals, trumpet, fl?gelhorn, sampled tuba, and grand rhythmic interplay. "Baile de Ilusao" melds 21st century brega and cumbia in a heady, sensual mix with a lovely melodic frame. "Fffree" is an abstract, completely solo tune, on which C?u plays organ, guitar, and bass and sings a brief, airy poem about the liberating quality of rootlessness. The 13 tracks on Caravana Sereia Bloom reveal an artist who is pushing the envelope of MPB, and is taking no prisoners in the process. ~ Thom Jurek
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.90) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n album that snakes through Brazil's north-east and sweeps stylishly into the Caribbean....It manages to hang together in a way that suggests steamy nights out in the big city..."

Uncut (magazine) (p.69) - "[With] elegantly moody desert moments like 'Retrovisor' and 'Street Bloom'...overall it's an impressive tour of a continent's musical styles."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Caravana Sereia Bloom [Digipak] on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top