Sunday, May 30, 2010

More Marcos!!

I like this album even more than Garra! It's so good! Marcos Valle is slowly becoming my favorite. Download this album if you are in the mood for something you will actually listen to all of the time and enjoy.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Minimix 7: You Know What It Is

These are just some jams I've been pumping recently. If you liked my other mixes / stuff I've posted here, you will like this. Summer is here, and this is for you and me.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Can't believe it took so long for me to listen to this EP. Antony has to be one of my favorite musicians.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Some coolness for the hot days.

"This is an ecstatically beautiful album " wrote Herb Wong in the sleeve notes to this 1969 Cal Tjader lp

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Love Marcos Valle

From the saints over at
"Tempering his funkier inclinations to create a Baroque masterpiece of easy listening Brazilian pop, Marcos Valle recorded the most entertaining album of his career, and perhaps the best Brazilian pop album of all time. Garra begins with the elegant "Jesus Meu Rei," with a magisterial men's choir echoing Valle's sentiments while textured piano and organ complete the rich sonic palette. Second track "Com Mais de 30," only the first of several ingenious transitions, offers a light, breezy alternative, bouncing back and forth from main melody to an excellent bridge. Indeed, nearly every song has a bridge as strong as -- or stronger than -- the main melody, and Valle proves himself a master at weaving together the various studio musicians at his disposal. Valle moves briskly and assuredly from piano lines to acoustic guitar and back for "Com Mais de 30," combines flutes and a Mellotron for a tight bridge on the title track, and coaxes all manner of emotions from a symphonic orchestra -- hushed yet gradually building strings, bleating brass -- for the unabashed "Black Is Beautiful." Every song is excellent, most in the easy-pop vein of Samba '68. "Wanda Vidal," "Vinte e Seis Anos de Vida Normal," and the perfectly done closer, "O Cafona," are seamless blends of funk and easy listening; the last features a rangy bassline, organ, and wah-wah guitar working together with handclaps and separated men's and women's backing choruses while Valle breathily repeats words and phrases several times before climaxing at the end of nearly every line. Continually besting symphonic seducers from Esquivel to Brian Wilson, Marcos Valle recorded his masterpiece with Garra. [Previously only spottily available, occasionally as a badly mastered CD bootleg, Garra made its first appearance on legal CD courtesy of a 2001 Japanese import, with the bonus track "Berenice."]"

Favorite Song Right Now

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

This Is What's Good To Me