Electronico

Electronico

by Madredeus
     
 

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Portugal's Madredeus have excelled at creating ambient music with deliciously lusophonic overtones, so it was only a matter of time before electronica's mood mavens tried their hand at reinterpreting the unique sound of Teresa Salgueiro and company. The mysterious soprano, who also starred in Wim Wenders' valentine to the group, Lisbon Story, is the most

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Portugal's Madredeus have excelled at creating ambient music with deliciously lusophonic overtones, so it was only a matter of time before electronica's mood mavens tried their hand at reinterpreting the unique sound of Teresa Salgueiro and company. The mysterious soprano, who also starred in Wim Wenders' valentine to the group, Lisbon Story, is the most notable element in the resulting electronic hybrid. Her bell-like voice floats like a seagull atop waves of synthesizer and acoustic guitar on Lux's mix of "Haja O Que Houver" or is spliced 'n' diced into an uptempo jazz-house mix on Buscemi's treatment of "O Paraío." While the more propulsive mixes are interesting for the juxtaposition of Salgueiro's gossamer voice and more agitated rhythms, it's the down-tempo tracks that speak most to the band's mission in writing the songs in the first place. British producers Alpha do a singular job with "Vem," putting their own jazzy pop stamp on the track. The dub treatment of "O Mar" by Banzai Republic updates Madredeus' poem to the sea with a deep, bass-heavy evocation of the oceanic depths. While many of the remixers are intimate with Madredeus and Portugal itself (Lisbon's a hot spot on the global dance scene, after all), some admit in the liner notes to never having encountered the music before. With this effective adaptation, it's not hard to see Madredeus gaining boatloads of sophisticated new fans with Electronico.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2002
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724353989521
catalogNumber:
539895

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Performance Credits

Madredeus   Primary Artist
Craig Armstrong   Keyboards
David Donaldson   Keyboards
Gabriel Gomes   Accordion
Rodrigo Leão   Keyboards
Francisco Ribeiro   Cello
Teresa Salgueiro   Vocals
José Peixoto   Classical Guitar
Carlos Maria Trindade   Keyboards
Fernando Judice   Acoustic Bass
Pedro Ayres Ferreira Magalhães   Classical Guitar,Musical Direction

Technical Credits

Craig Armstrong   Programming
David Bridie   Contributor
David Donaldson   Programming,Engineer
Madredeus   Arranger
Joe Roberts   Programming
Jonathan Miller   Engineer
Paulo Junqueiro   Executive Producer
António Cunha   Executive Producer
Matt Butler   Engineer
Jorge Barata   Engineer
Dirk Swartenbroekx   Producer
Télépopmusik   Remixing
Grippa   Engineer
Maria João Fortes   Executive Producer
Veróonica Paine   Executive Producer
Dusted   Producer,Remixing
Manitoba   Producer,Remixing
Rob da Bank   Producer,Engineer
Steve Miller   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
Ralph Myerz   Producer,Engineer,Remixing
James Bright   Remixing
Jack Herren Band   Remixing
Banzai Republic   Producer,Remixing
Pedro Ayres Ferreira Magalhães   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Artistic Director

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