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Lau Ro (Wax Machine) announces new album Cabana

Lau Ro (Wax Machine) announces new album Cabana

Having spent their formative years in São Paulo Brazil, as a teenager, Lau Ro found themself uprooted from their home. Moving with their family to Europe in search of a better quality of life, their story was like that of many immigrants in the same position. Lau Ro’s parents found work in factories and cleaning jobs, for the first few years in the North of Italy and then in Brighton on England’s Southern coast. “We never managed to visit back home, so my connection to Brazil became largely made up of childhood memories and my fascination with all the 60s...

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Bruno Berle announces new album No Reino Dos Afetos 2

Bruno Berle announces new album No Reino Dos Afetos 2

Bruno Berle, the young songwriter and poet originally hailing from Maceió, the capital of Brazil’s Alagoas state, crafts songs that are simple, direct, and full of tender nuance. With his first album No Reino Dos Afetos (which translates to "In the Realm of Affections” and was released in 2022), Berle firmly established himself as a unique and important voice in the burgeoning scene of new Brazilian artists making a global impact, including peers like Ana Frango Elétrico, Tim Bernardes, Bala Desejo, Sessa and more. Now back with his second album, No Reino Dos Afetos 2, he stretches that further. Bruno...

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Record Store Day 2024 | Far Out Recordings celebrates 30 years with two monumental vinyl reissues

Record Store Day 2024 | Far Out Recordings celebrates 30 years with two monumental vinyl reissues

The Ipanemas - Samba Is Our Gift  - First Ever Vinyl Pressing LIMITED EDITION GREEN VINYL FOR RECORD STORE DAY 2024 "Evokes a kinder, gentler version of Rio De Janerio... you can almost imagine hearing the samba choruses beaten out on a street corner... Those Buena Vista Social Club comparisons really aren't so far-fetched" - The Sunday Times Far Out Recordings kicks off its 30th anniversary celebrations with the long awaited, first ever vinyl pressing of The Ipanemas’ Samba is Our Gift.   Originally released in 2006, the album combined Afro-Brazilian-bossa nova with classic vocal samba: a step back in time...

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Uruguayan jazz funk legends Opa announce reissue of their earliest recordings

Uruguayan jazz funk legends Opa announce reissue of their earliest recordings

Meaning ‘Hi’ in Uruguayan slang, Opa are a South American phenomenon. Fusing Uruguay’s native Candombe rhythms with North American jazz and pop music, Opa’s space-age synthesizers, boisterous grooves and compositional magic expressed a distinctive Afro-Uruguayan voice within the global jazz vernacular: a voice which remains as vital and unique today as when it was recorded, almost half a century ago. Having migrated to New York from Montevideo in the early seventies, Opa were heard playing in a nightclub by renowned producer and label owner Larry Rosen. At Holly Place Studios between July and August 1975, Rosen oversaw Opa’s first recordings...

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Argentinian guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena's 1970 debut album set for audiophile reissue

Argentinian guitarist Agustin Pereyra Lucena's 1970 debut album set for audiophile reissue

Following Far Out’s reissue of Agustin Pereyra Lucena Quartet’s La Rana, the label continues its memorialisation of the late, great Argentinian guitarist’s music, with the first ever direct from tape, audiophile reissue of Pereyra Lucena’s self-titled debut album from 1970. One of the outstanding South American guitarists, Agustin Pereyra Lucena commanded a unique position in Latin music history. He hailed from Buenos Aires, but was obsessed with the music of Brazil. A disciple of Antônio Carlos Jobim, Baden Powell and Vinicius De Moraes, the nature of Agustin’s Argentinian roots combined with the nurture of Brazil and its music to give...

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