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Completing the trilogy of The Plus 2 s, Moreno/Domenico/Kassin+2, Futurismo nimbly threads together the playful lyrics and experimental sound of its predecessors Music Typewriter
(2001) and Sincerely Hot (2004). The Plus +2 s arrive on the scene again, however, this time the playing field is a bit different. Alongside bands like Bonde de Role and CSS, the Plus +2 s take their place with a new crop of Brazilian artists that demonstrate that music from other cultures and in other languages is no longer considered outside of the mainstream of indie rock.
The album includes tracks that feature collaborative work with Sean O Hagan (High Llamas) who co-wrote and sings with Kassin on ''Ya Ya Ya'' and ''Back Bow,'' and additional instrumentation and production from John McEntire (Tortoise) on the song ''Lake Line.''
Kassin, the album s main songwriter, producer, and lead singer, is known for his bass playing and avant-gardism. With Futurismo, he skirts the expectations of those who associate
him most with experimentalism. He has created a classic sounding album that
reflects the heart of his own record collection. It overflows with a mix of samba, garage rock, and bolero, all of which is inflected with electronic flourishes and bubbles of bossa nova:
''The title Futurismo is actually the opposite of what this album is about. If you see the cover, you ll notice that it s nothing near futuristic! The cover has mold on it! I wanted to surprise those who predicted that I d do some thing really modern (laugh).'' With a rising profile as a producer for popular Brazilian artists, including Bebel Gilberto
and Marisa Monte, this album closes the Plus 2 trilogy, but opens up a new realm of musical possibilities for the leader of Brazil s new garde.
|1. Tranquilo (Super Stereo Sound System)|
|2. O seu lugar|
|4. Quando Nara ri|
|5. Pra lembrar|
|6. Ponto final|
|9. Antes da chuva|
|10. Samba Machine|
|11. Agua - Os Mutantes|
|14. Homem ao mar|
|15. Lake line|
|16. Bow road|
|17. Ya Ya Ya|