Album: Ceu, Vagarosa, (Six Degrees)
Sunday 15 November 2009
The difficult second album? No sirree! Not for this Brazilian singersongwriter.
Spacious, dub-influenced arrangements featuring spooky keyboards, edgy guitar, and jazzy horns are all laid out in the sun for Céu to breathe airily her bossa nova-style vocals over. This is a breathtakingly confident, effortlessly modern album that honours many different styles of music (reggae, rock, trip-hop, Afrobeat and more) but still comes out sounding like Céu. Unquestionable one of the world albums of the year.
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