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FORRO IN THE DARK

Light a Candle

2009-10-19

This album is obviously Brazilian in origin, as dancing is the only thing I can think about while listening to this album. These Brazilian ex-patriots take an interesting Latin, traditional music, and modernize it. I can see people in New York, even here in West Michigan, dancing in a club to this music. It's a playful mix of different thoughts and styles, but the themes seem often serious, as often as they are fun, and I quite enjoyed it. From the cocky “Better than You” (featuring Guilherme Monteiro, vocals), to “Nonsensical” with its style reminiscent of reggae, to the fun “Perro Loco”, the album is very fun. However without an understanding of Portuguese much of the meaning will be missed, since most of the songs have Portuguese lyrics. They collaborate well, too. “Silence is a Garden” is a seductive track with guest vocals by Sabina Sciubba from Brazilian Girls, and Jesse Harris does the vocals on “Just Like Every Other Night”. I enjoyed this album thoroughly, despite its eclectic style. Recommends: ( 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 ) – Chris Thomas

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