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CURUMIN

- Japan Pop Show

2008-10-20

Quannum Projects Luciano Nakata Albuquerque, is a Brazilian of Spanish/Japanese ancestry, early on he earned the moniker Curumin (Koo-roo-mean), a term reserved by indigenous Brazilians for their more precocious children. By the time he was 8, he'd already formed his first rock band with classmates, with pots and pans substituting for a proper drum kit. His intelligent assimilation and synthesis of American New Wave, Reggae/Dub, Afro-Beat and Brazilian Samba is too good to ignore. Flawless layers and samples BPM’s inundate the listener into Curumin’s truth and awareness. The palpitations of “Dancando No Escuro” stream cerebrally through soul and vibrate our earthen roots. Mal Estar Card drops in on everything with wide bass lines in an undertow below slinky guitar chops. Legendary San Franciscan Tommy Guerrero leaves his string work all over the Japanese inflected “Sambito” of track 11. Japan Pop Show is a shiny round one worth dropping coin for. – While Lee Notable Tracks: 2. Compacto, 4.Dancando No Escuro, 5.Salto No Vacuo Com Joelhada, 10. Mal Estar Card

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