This 33 track feast of radical, wayward and modern Brasilian music comes courtesy of Dave McLoughlin, who is something of a don on the Brasil music scene. Dave operates out of Brasil Music Exchange and works with my good friend and fellow Brasiliophile, Jody Gillett. Together, they make a rather formidable duo. This selection is the basis for an up’n’coming Bandcamp version – http://bit.ly/R7YQfV and a physical promo CD.
Basically, the Brasil Music Exchange is a project conducted by BM&A (Brasilian Music & Arts) and Apex-Brasiland it’s mission is is to stimulate activities and exchanges of experience in the global musical marketplace. With that in mind, don’t expect classic sambas or smooth jazz ‘n bossas or polished MPB this is the now- sound of indie Brasil.
In recent times the Brasil Music Exchange has forged links with British Underground, who were responsible for the “Bass Culture” foray into SxSW earlier this year, and somewhat surprisingly it appears that the Bass Culture concept is crossing borders and attaching itself to the musical hybrids of Brasil.
However, as you can hear from the tracks included in this selection there is a widescreen vision at work and I leave it up to you, the listeners, to tune in and decide which strand of twisted sounds from modern Brasil will resonate with that elusive worldwide audience once the Olympic ball gets rolling.