It can’t be easy competing with the adored baile funk of Rio. But in the […]
It can’t be easy competing with the adored baile funk of Rio. But in the final installment of Moreno Veloso, Domenico Lancelotti, and Alexandre Kassin’s +2 trilogy, these Brazilians don’t seem to be too worried about appeasing hipsters. This album, directed by vocalist/bassist Kassin, is actually rooted in the traditional sounds of Brazil with only a hint of modernism added to the mix. Songs like the subtle bossa nova-styled opener “Tranqüilo” or the past-meets-present number “Samba Machine” offer a fascinating look into the rich sonic soul of Rio.