by Cibelle

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The debut album from the Brazilian singer made semi-famous as the voice on Yugoslavian/Brazilian pianist Suba's hit album. The lyrics and songs are essentially all written by Cibelle over the course of a few months surrounding the creation of the album, and the sound was engineered by Cibelle along with Apollo 9, an up-and-coming Brazilian producer. To add to the pot, a couple of the musical minds behind Morcheeba lent a hand in the process. The songs are in large part ballads, capitalizing on Cibelle's outstanding voice. There is a stray samba involved (as must be done in any proper Brazilian album), "So Vei Viver No Samba." There's a bit of clumsy rapping involved too, clumsy more from lack of experience than from a lack of rapping ability. It's when she gets into a basic, groove-thick ballad that Cibelle really shines here. Equally capable in Portuguese and English, she can move the tracks forward almost entirely by her voice, with some decent, if not shining, backing sounds ranging from the basic string arrangements to bits of birdcalls and city sounds. Overall, it's not a bad album at all, with a thoroughly laid-back sensibility. For something that lays somewhere between samba and progressive MPB, this isn't a bad way to go.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Imports
UPC: 5410377001664
catalogNumber: 894746

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cibelle   Primary Artist,Percussion,Turntables,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Cuica,Ambience
João Parahyba   Drums,Pandeiro,Shaker,Timba
Apollo   Background Vocals
Richard Harrison   Bass,Guitar
David Walters   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion
Ross Godfrey   Acoustic Guitar,fender rhodes
Eder Rocha   Shaker
Serginho Carvalho   Bass,Electric Bass
Bocato   Trombone
A9   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Turntables,Clavinet,Melodica,Multi Instruments,Performing Ensemble,Sampling,Mellotron,Hand Clapping,Elka,Drum Loop
Xis   Rap
Pepe Cisneros   fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Thiago de Jesus   Cuica
Robinho   Bass

Technical Credits

Andy Summers   Composer
David Walters   Engineer,drum programming,beats
Peter Norris   Producer,Engineer
Johnny Alf   Contributor
Chris Harrison   Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements,beats
Cibelle   Producer,drum machine,Vocal Arrangements,Picture
A9   Programming,Critic,Vocal Arrangements,beats
Apollo 9   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Maria Dawlat   Cover Photo,Picture

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Cibelle 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of the year's best cd's. It is fresh and shows just how eclectic and innovative Brazilian pop is these days.