Boomkat Product Review:
So, Madlib loves Brasilian music eh? Professing his love for Brasilian music and especially that of Ivan 'Mamao' Conti, the incredible session drummer well known for his work with legendary group Azymuth, and participant in the Brasil leg of the Keepintime project from a couple of years back. Madlib has obviously relished this opportunity to work with one of his heros and the results are total gold, marrying the slinky rhythmic charge of Conti with Madlib's inimitable musical mind to create a future summer staple. The album runs through classic Brasilian standards from the greats of mid sixties to early sevenites like Luiz Eca, Chico Buarque, Joao Donato, Baden and Vinicius, Marcos Valle, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira or Azymuth, and mixes them with new tracks devised from the sessions and scultped by Madlib into the breezy summer winners packed into the 18 tracks on offer. Highly recommended!