Azymuth - Aurora

Aurora

Azymuth

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album 8 tracks £12.00
CD Album 12 tracks £8.00 Out of stock.
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £4.99
Download Album (wav) 13 tracks £4.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Azymuth - Aurora

Returning to their huge old school sound, this new recording celebrates 35 years of Azymuth as “arguably the most successful band to come out of Brazil”. The signature swing samba is heavier than ever with a string of unforgettable tunes: from dance-floor fillers and lush jazz to hard, grooving samba funk and warped psychedelia. Together the original three piece Azymuth orchestra has made their strongest album since the seminal recordings ‘Azimuth’ and ‘Light as a Feather’. Discover why musicians as diverse as Friendly Fires and Madlib are addicted to this innovative boogie monster.

The follow-up to 2008’s ‘Butterfly’ draws on the sound that was so synonymous with their work in the 1980s, mixing disco, jazz, funk, psych, and samba with their super style, playing, and improvisation. Together with producer Daniel Maunick and David Brinkworth (Harmonic 313), Azymuth recorded Aurora in Rio de Janeiro over a two week period. Opening the set is the cool, fresh title track ‘Aurora’, which features Alex’s daughter and fellow Far Out recording artist Sabrina Malheiros on vocals alongside Marcio Lott. ‘In My Treehouse’ is an extremely personal track written by Bertrami, which is influenced by his oak tree and dreams that recall his childhood playing in a tree house in his mother’s hometown. ‘Isso É Partido Alto’ encapsulates the sound of Azymuth, the focus on their signature groove, partido alto (one of the oldest traditional samba rhythms). ‘Diz No Pé’ is a samba monster combining broken drumming with syncopated samba instrumentation, written by Ivan Conti. ‘Carnaval Legrand’ is dedicated to one of Jose Roberto Bertrami’s peers – the great Franco-Armenian arranger and composer Michel Legrand, while ‘Meu Mengô’ is inspired by Alex Malheiros’ football team – Flamengo – another passion shared with his Azymuth band-mates.

With Aurora their finest work yet for the label, the samba legends swinging ‘samba doido’ (crazy samba) is primed to win over another generation of fans. You’re in the hands of masters.

Reviews

“I'm still as excited opening up a new Azymuth cd as I was when buying 'Light as a Feather' in 1979...Aurora sounds great...” Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1)

“Another fantastic album from Brazilian legends Azymuth…it’s full of winners. It’s both a great listen at home AND has loads of great club tracks. A timeless feel to ensure it will never date.” Blues & Soul Magazine

“This is one of those rare albums that is so consistently engaging and well sequenced that it seems almost unfair to pick highlights. Aurora dishes out one slinky, memorable groove after another. It’s a lovely record, with a good balance between reflective and more festive moods, and the cannily timed release date makes it a likely contender for a summer soundtrack of choice.” BBC Music

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (FARO157LP)
  1. Azymuth - In My Treehouse
  2. Azymuth - Diz No Pé
  3. Azymuth - Crazy Clock
  4. Azymuth - Isso É Partido Alto
  5. Azymuth - Meu Mengô
  6. Azymuth - É Mulher
  7. Azymuth - Aurora
  8. Azymuth - Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho?
CD Album (FARO157CD)
  1. Azymuth - Aurora
  2. Azymuth - In My Treehouse
  3. Azymuth - Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho?
  4. Azymuth - Isso É Partido Alto
  5. Azymuth - Carnival Le Grande
  6. Azymuth - Diz No Pé
  7. Azymuth - Meu Mengô
  8. Azymuth - Crazy Clock
  9. Azymuth - Que Bom
  10. Azymuth - É Mulher
  11. Azymuth - In My Treehouse (Prelude 1)
  12. Azymuth - In My Treehouse (Prelude 2)
Download Album (FARO157CDX)
  1. Azymuth - Aurora
  2. Azymuth - In My Treehouse
  3. Azymuth - Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho?
  4. Azymuth - Isso É Partido Alto
  5. Azymuth - Carnival Le Grande
  6. Azymuth - Diz No Pé
  7. Azymuth - Meu Mengô
  8. Azymuth - Crazy Clock
  9. Azymuth - Que Bom
  10. Azymuth - É Mulher
  11. Azymuth - In My Treehouse (Prelude 1)
  12. Azymuth - In My Treehouse (Prelude 2)
  13. Azymuth - Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience Remix) (Bonus Track)

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Aurora 5m 25s £0.79
2 In My Treehouse 7m 13s £0.79
3 Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho? 4m 21s £0.79
4 Isso É Partido Alto 6m 6s £0.79
5 Carnival Le Grande 4m 17s £0.79
6 Diz No Pé 3m 23s £0.79
7 Meu Mengô 4m 33s £0.79
8 Crazy Clock 4m 40s £0.79
9 Que Bom 1m 24s £0.79
10 É Mulher 3m 57s £0.79
11 In My Treehouse (Prelude 1) 1m 44s £0.79
12 In My Treehouse (Prelude 2) 1m 17s £0.79
13 Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience Remix) (Bonus Track) 8m 36s £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £4.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Aurora 5m 25s £0.79
2 In My Treehouse 7m 13s £0.79
3 Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho? 4m 21s £0.79
4 Isso É Partido Alto 6m 6s £0.79
5 Carnival Le Grande 4m 17s £0.79
6 Diz No Pé 3m 23s £0.79
7 Meu Mengô 4m 33s £0.79
8 Crazy Clock 4m 40s £0.79
9 Que Bom 1m 24s £0.79
10 É Mulher 3m 57s £0.79
11 In My Treehouse (Prelude 1) 1m 44s £0.79
12 In My Treehouse (Prelude 2) 1m 17s £0.79
13 Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience Remix) (Bonus Track) 8m 36s £0.79
Entire WAV Download Album (13 tracks) £4.99