Well, I have finally caught up to myself and will be posting on the website weekly for the rest of the semester! Huzzah!
Today I had a blast playing an assortment of gems from the vault as well as a new album that came in just last month! Though my posting format may change, for now I’m going to go ahead and leave mini reviews of each of the albums that were featured today below. I hope you find something you like, I sure did!
Brothers of Brazil – Self Titled
Released in 2011
The Brothers of Brazil started with a variety show in 1995, then continued into a band. They ARE two brothers, and they live in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Fun Fact: both of their parents are Brazilian senators). The unique sound that Sulpa (Eduardo Smith de Vasconcellos Suplicy) and his youngest brother, João, create is done using a nylon string acoustic guitar and drums. The duo creates a mix of different Brazilian styles, including samba and bossa nova, with rock and funk, which in certain songs is reminiscent of rockabilly. Each of their songs are sung in mostly English with the occasional burst of Portuguese. The combination their music creates is fun and easily induces toe tapping to those who listen.
Samba Around The Clock
Take The Money and Run Away to Rio
Black Rock Coalition – The History of Our Future
Released in 1991
The Black Rock Coalition was formed by Vernon Reid, of Living Colour, along with Greg Tate and Konda Mason. They are an organization of black artists and supporters. “The History of Our Future” is a compilation album they they put out consisting of anything from funk to metal to hip-hop. Each track was recorded by a different band and creates an amazing collection of fun, usually quite different, tracks. A large number of the bands featured in this album I could not find any other albums or even any further information on, making this album even more of a gem.
Blackasaurus Mex – “Think Twice”
Royal Pain – “Hope”
Jupiter – “Tough Times”
The Good Guys – “Make It In My World”
Aspic Tines – Enchanté Madame A.I.: Released last month
Aspic Tines is, as he puts it, currently residing in what us Earthlings refer to as Chicago, Illinois. He has quite the interesting backstory on his arrival on Earth from the Andromeda Galaxy (it really is a great read if you can get your hands on it). The album is only 5 tracks, but is worth the time it takes to listen. Each track is electronic, some of which remind me of the “goth” stylings of bands like Depeche Mode.
Do The Sex
The Doomsday Kiss