|FAR OUT RECORDINGS
Release Date: 13 October 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Friends From Rio - Far Out Presents: Friends From Rio Project 2014 Limited 180gram Vinyl LP
Probably the best Brazil project in the world! Featuring an all-star line-up of the label's closest friends, (as well as some new faces), we had to give the project a proper, heavyweight vinyl release, which is what we've done. Now available on high quality 180gram vinyl!
In keeping with the very ethos of Far Out, The Friends From Rio Project cements the bonds originally welded by a young Joe Davis, when he set off to Rio, in search of the mysterious sounds of Brazil. Coming from the heart and soul of Rio de Janeiro, the album features some of the most accomplished legends of Rio's musical underground, including Alex Malheiros, Hyldon, Aleh, Robertinho Silva, Sabrina Malheiros and a host of other Far Out favourites.
Consisting of all original material (with the exception of a blistering version of Jorge Ben's timeless 'Mas Que Nada'), this is a reunion of old friends and that's exactly how it sounds, with celebratory whoops and whistles littering the album, it really does sound like a party. Every track is in some way reminiscent of the kind of music Joe Davis and friends were playing on the underground club scene in London, back at the time of the first Rio Project. While principally a Brazilian record, lofty disco synths and funk basslines take tracks 'So Resta A Porta','Veneno' and 'Fogo No Chao' beneath the lights of a spinning mirror ball, while samba batucadas and a fiery brass section keeps 'Casino Bangu' decidedly under the Rio sun. The album also explores deeper territory with 'Batucada Bidu' providing a stint of intense, driven samba percussion beneath the dreamy, hypnotic chanting of Robertinho Silva
1. Friends From Rio Feat. Banda Utopia Casino Bangu (Lembranças Do Lincoln)
2. Friends From Rio - Mas Que Nada
3. Friends From Rio Feat. Ivan Matheus - Garota
4. Friends From Rio Feat. Sabrina Malheiros - Vam’; Bora
5. Friends From Rio Feat. Robertinho Silva - Batucada Bidu
1. Friends From Rio Feat. Denise Pinaud - Veneno
2. Friends From Rio Feat.Agnaldo Kantor –; Mulher Malagueta
3. Friends From Rio - Fogo No Chåo (Fire In The Ground)
4. Friends From Rio Feat. Carlos Dafé - Só Resta A Porta Se Abrir (All That Remains Is To Open The Door)