Nomade Orquestra came together in Sao Paolo in the year 2012 and are releasing their debut self-titled album later this month on Far Out Recordings. This ten piece band from Sau Paulo are at the vanguard of Brasilian music and bring a wealth of experience, experimentation and the spirit of Brasil to their music.
The opening track – Samurai, is a sonic orgy of beautiful percussion with a sensational brass section, delicate piano interludes all perfectly woven together by a funky drumbeat and sumptuous jazz grooved bassline. It really is a quite marvelous piece of music and one that your ears will continually pick up new revelations from with each listen. By the time you arrive at the brass led triumphant crescendo, you are left to marvel at what just happened and how you can get more.
Bedum is a comparatively less combative affair but no less funky. With a generous dollop of brass instrumentation, organ driven melodies and a funky drum beat that drifts you off into a soundscape of breakbeat, piano and a delicate vocal accompaniment c/o Bobby McFerrin you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve inadvertently strayed onto the set of a funky 70’s movie. The impeccable tightness of the band reaffirms that this really is a genuinely gifted set of musicians who are clearly imbued with the funk soul brother gene.
For the third course of this delicious musical feast we are served a generous portion of ultra cool retro lounge music. Doce Agonia features a soft trumpet solo and slow tempo drum breakbeat that carries you effortlessly into a psychedelic land of guitar effects, synth grooves and an all pervasive feeling of wonderment.
This stunning debut release from Nomade Orquestra is released on April 22nd and is sure to garner a great deal of fans and support. No doubt it will become a welcome addition to any music aficionado’s collection and has certainly got me excited about what is to follow for the rest of the album.