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Album Review

Araujo, Vitor – "Levaguia Tere" – [Nutriot Recordings]

humana   7/28/2019   12-inch, A Library

Araujo is a Brazilian composer and musician whose third album feels like the soundtrack to a sometimes eerie, sometimes suspenseful, but always romantic film that could sweep you away. The final song on each side is climactic, fast-paced, and exciting. Araujo’s piano and soothing vocals (never words, but melodic and expressive nonetheless) flow in and out of each piece, either on their own or joined by vibraphone, strings, thrumming drums, guitar, or flugelhorn, among other orchestral instruments. The effect is stunning. I particularly enjoyed the denouement feeling of the first two songs of Side D that are followed by a third song that picks up the momentum and surprises you like the crescendo at the end of a fireworks display.

you heard it 35 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 3 days ago, Cadillac Margarita played Toque N. 6 Tervulma Tare
  • 4 days ago, Lucky Jae played Toque N. 1 Rando Falcigo [Side A]
  • 5 days ago, Dusty Rhodes played Toque N. 3 Turvalema
  • 9 days ago, Grawer played Toque N. 3 Turvalema
  • 10 days ago, Naysayer played Canto N. 3 Vuto Flamego
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