Sonzeira "Aquarela Do Brasil (Mark E Remix)"
- Words: Melkorka Licea
Sonzeira is a Brazilian music collective consisting of musicians from all walks of life brought together by Brownswood label boss Gilles Peterson, whose longstanding appreciation of Brazilian music inspired its inception. The culmination of the collective's efforts, an LP titled Brasil Bam Bam Bam, arrived recently via the Harvest label, with one track receiving a distinct makeover from UK producer Mark E (pictured above). Featured here, Mark E's treatment of "Aquarela Do Brasil" starts off slowly, presenting only a syncopated, hand-beaten rhythm and soft keys. As the tune progresses, diverse samples and snippets of Bossa Nova-influenced pianos, guitars, strings, and vocals are gradually woven into the rework's sonic tapestry, fluctuating through the different shades between hopeful and melancholy.
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