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Live Low: “Lembra-me Um Sonho Lindo”

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Pedro Augusto, a producer raised in Leiria who spent the last decade and a half to create and compose in Oporto as Ghuna X, confesses to have arrived “to a limbo in terms of sonorous and rhythmic exploration” and decided to start a new journey.

The musician, who already shared his talent with both Capicua and Black Bombay, didn’t want to be alone at this stage and so he asked friends and fellow musicians to work with him, exploring the Portuguese songbook.

Pedro Augusto, Ece Canli, Gonçalo Duarte and Miguel Ramos edited the first album, Toada, a collection of themes that are part of the Portuguese song’s roots, of names like José Afonso, Vitorino, GAC or Brigada Victor Jara, in a format connected to the experimental electronic, slow, dense, echoing, that knows to be soturn and also dreamy.

LOS NEGROS: “Lady King”

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Los Negros have just released their first EP Amor Nos Cornos (Love in the Horns), with a strong performative component. The singer, Sara Ribeiro, is an actress, and the lyrics were created by the director João Garcia Miguel. The band is complete with Gil Dionísio (Criatura), Alexandre Bernardo (Laia, Criatura), Márcio Pinto (Terrakota) and Hernani Faustino (Trio Vermelho). The EP exposes various feelings and inner struggles.

According to Sara, “Lady King” was created “from a child’s idea, from a dark side that exists in us, our shadow, that we tend to hide it instead of extolling it. To all the exiles, to all the women, to all the slaves, to all the emigrants. ”

Like the whole project, the video for “Lady King” follows an aesthetic line strongly marked by performance.

Baleia: “Volta”

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It is always tricky to put yourself in perspective and contemplate a whole period of change in life when you are going through it. The lyrical-self in “Volta” (comeback) seems to be in this moment, to understand causes and consequences with verbs in the past and future to explain its present condition, the change itself.

The music video, directed by Kayhan Lannes Ozmen and Vicente Tigre, features actor Igor Angelkorte as the character who, in the midst of his journey through unknown territory, has the chance to witness in the third person a ritual that surrounds himself with sound and the presence of the sextet “Baleia“.
With an art direction that takes on the theatrical tone present on the album, the camera seeks the frontality of the action as if it were also spectator of that narrative.

The spectacular tone, especially in the visual, remains unchanged. The clip serves as a preview of the “Atlas” album release.

“Volta” is a highly percussive song, marked by the strong interplay between drums, bass and guitar, which form a base as crooked as it is propulsive – in it, the voices of the brothers Sofia and Gabriel Vaz slip through thunderous orchestrations of violins. The music is gaining intensity both in the lyrics and in the arrangement, culminating in a beautiful climax, filled with voices and stringed instruments.

The new album was produced by Bruno Giorgi, who had his work with singer Lenine nominated for the Latin Grammy in 2013 and 2015.