Gilles Peterson Brazilika
- Released: February 1, 2012
- Label: Far Out Recordings / Traffic
Record Collector (magazine) - p.994 stars out of 5 -- "Plenty of styles are covered in a collage of old and new, from samba to psych, bossa, jazz, folk, batacuda and dance. Despite the juxtaposition, the flow is fairly smooth..."
- 1.Manha (Intro)
- 2.Os Escravos Do Jo - (featuring C‚lia Vaz)
- 4.Esta Tudo Ai
- 5.Canto Pra Oxum [Canto Pra Oxum Batucada]
- 6.Deixa a Nega Gingar
- 7.E Isso Ai
- 8.Malandro Quando Vaza
- 9.Berimbal (Capoeira)
- 11.Quem Sou Eu
- 13.Melo Dos Dois Bicudos
- 16.Francisco Cat - (Pressure Drop Remix, remix, featuring C‚lia Vaz)
- 17.Tudo de Bom - (previously unreleased)
- 18.Na Batida Do Agogo - (Osunlade Remix, remix)
- 19.Depois Do Carnival - (Spiritual South Remix, remix, previously unreleased)
- 20.Memories - (previously unreleased)
- 21.Feijao com Arroz - (Remix, remix, previously unreleased)
- 23.Uno Esta - (previously unreleased, featuring Sabrina Malheiros)
Personnel: Nina Miranda (vocals); Chris Frank (guitar); Stephen Hussey (strings); Jose Carretas (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Gilles Peterson; Toni Economides.
Audio Remixers: Mark Robertson; Osunlade.
Illustrator: Andy Votel.
Introduction by: Bata DeLeobonz.
Arranger: Jose Carretas.
Gilles Peterson's mix to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Far Out label unites old and new with ease -- which is no wonder, from the man equally tuned in to dusty crates of previously forgotten LPs as well as the newly shrink-wrapped dubplate. Focused on the music of Brazil (obviously), Brazilika resurrects forgotten classics -- to cite just two: Jose Mauro's piece of string melancholia, "Obnoxious," and a version of the Doris Monteiro hit "E Isso Ai" by Sidney Miller (who wrote the song) -- alongside tracks from the '90s and 2000s (like remixes by Domu and Osunlade) that originally came out on Far Out, not just their publishing/reissue arm. It's hardly a surprise that the mix is packed with gems, but Peterson continues to astound with the way he unites a vast array of different music with ease. (As most fans know, Brazil is hardly a uniform music culture.) Also worthy of being called out is "Quem Sou Eu" by the unknown Krishnanda, which brings together a little of the jazz avant-garde with electronics and some skewed Tom Z‚ type of songwriting. ~ John Bush
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