Thiago Nassif – Mente (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 38:32 minutes | 828 MB | Genre: Funk, Experimental, Art Rock, Latin
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“His record packs the kind of acerbic, off-kilter Tom Z’e-Elza Soares buzz that delivers samba and its children from suave” – Robert Christgau, Noisey
Thiago Nassif is a Brazilian musician, composer and producer based in Rio de Janeiro, whose impactful m’elange of pop, jarring no-wave, and edgy Tropic’alia has slowly been turning heads the world over.
Gearbox Records presents his latest album “Mente”, co-produced by no wave icon Arto Lindsay, and representative, via its diverse list of accredited musicians, of the progressive, new-generational music scene that is bubbling away in Rio.
The album’s title is a Portuguese homonym meaning “mind” and “to lie”, and represents Thiago’s attitude towards what he calls the “post-truth” state of Brazil’s political regime. Mixing together the languages of Portuguese and English, Thiago goes deep into no-wave, experimental electronic music, Tropicalismo, jazz and rock, moving between funk carioca to dystopian, distorted bossa nova, and beyond.
1. Soar Estranho (04:42)
2. Pele De Leopardo (03:07)
3. Voz ‘Unica Foto Sem Calcinha (02:38)
4. Pl’astico (04:22)
5. Feral Fox (03:19)
6. Trepa Trepa (03:18)
7. Transparante (05:00)
8. Cor (02:38)
9. Rijo J’orra J’a (04:47)
10. Santa (04:44)