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Azymuth Aurora
Azymuth - Aurora
(CD/LP/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO157, 2011-04-18

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.

Azymuth Aurora
Azymuth - Aurora
(CD/LP/Digital) Far Out Recordings FARO157, 2011-04-18

Tracklisting CD/Download :
01. Aurora
02. In My Treehouse
03. Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho?
04. Isso É Partido Alto
05. Carnival Le Grande
06. Diz No Pé
07. Meu Mengô
08. Crazy Clock
09. Que Bom
10. É Mulher
11. In My Treehouse (Prelude 1)
12. In My Treehouse (Prelude 2)
13. Crazy Clock (LTJ Xperience Remix) (download-only bonus track)

Azymuth- Aurora LP by Far Out Recordings

Tracklisting LP:
A1. In My Treehouse
A2. Diz No Pé
A3. Crazy Clock
A4. Isso É Partido Alto
B1. Meu Mengô
B2. É Mulher
B3. Aurora
B4. Tá Nessa Ainda Bicho?

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myspace.com/azymuth
facebook.com/pages/Azymuth/111682895515554
faroutrecordings.com
myspace.com/faroutrecordings
twitter.com/faroutrecs
soundcloud.com/far-out-recordings
facebook.com/pages/Far-Out-Recordings/51130836980
facebook.com/group.php?gid=5281160668
vimeo.com/user2162594

Press Release :
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
"Nice one, headnodding easin in" - Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching) (Crazy Clock LTJ)
"I'm currently addicted to the Azymuth album. Big time!" - Ed Macfarlane, Friendly Fires
"Wikkid release... Love it... pure classic Azymuth. Will be exposing to the masses" - Daz-I-Kue (I-Kue Productions/Bugz In The Attic)
"Digging the LTJ Experience mix :D" - Harri Sub Club
"Lovely... Nice" - Andre Lodemann (Fine Art Recordings)
"Diggin it" - Disco Tech (Sweden)
"Awesome... love these guys" - Jimmy The Twin (Soul Fiesta / Boogie Café)
"Reminds me very much of Light As A Feather. You will not be disappointed, this is one of their best albums to date" - Paul Miller Soul Show (BBC Radio South)
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