Lucas Santtana: Sem Nostalgia

A traditional / digital Brazilian mashup that works.

This album was amazing.  Santtanna uses the acoustic/singer-songwriter equation that a lot of Brazilian people do, but there is a digi-edge to his work.  Clearly inspired by Tom Zé, this album starts off with a sweet mash-up then quickly transfers to the meat of the album.  The mash-up foreshadows the album of being a mixture of traditional Brazilian music and digital experimentation of bossa nova.  The native of tongue Portuguese gets utilized but mainly it’s English with a thick accent.

Reviewed by:  Zachary Graham

RIYL:  Tom Zé, Awesome music

Recommended tracks:  All of them!  My favorites were 1, 4, 5 and 7.  But they are all great.

FCC warning:  None

Label:  Mais Um Discos

Release date: September 27th, 2011

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