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Kid Sublime CD discography This Brazilian trio's sophomore effort finds the band continuing its global dance project, blending Brazilian rhythms and Portuguese lyrics with elements of R&B, acid jazz, and breakbeat, delivering all of it with a counterintuitive combination of laid-back relaxation and infectious energy. It's hard to know where to focus your attention: Lilian Vieira's sweet voice or the richly textured funk grooves laid down behind her by keyboardist/programmer Stefan Schmid and drummer/programmer Stefan Kruger. There are great horn charts on several tracks, notably "Peregrino," and the bossa nova-flavored guitar that appears at various points throughout the album guarantees that everything will have at least a faintly Brazilian tint. "Curso de Reclamaçao -- Liçao 1" opens with a bluesy electric guitar lick, but when Vieira's voice comes in it is multi-tracked in close harmony, an effect that evokes some of Zap Mama's more interesting experiments. "Sací" utilizes traditional drum sounds, flamenco handclaps, and a reggae-influenced bassline to create a kaleidoscopically complex rhythmic groove. This is one of those rare albums that draws you in on first listen, but continues to reward your attention even after many more. ~ Rick Anderson
2nd Full Length;3rd Rel;Mix Of Trad.Brazilian Rhythms,Electro
Additional personnel includes: Mark Alban Lotz (flute); Claus Tofft (percussion); Kid Sublime (turntables).
Recorded at Studio Leroy, Westlab, Amsterdam, Holland; Groenland, Bussum, Holland; Suzano, Rio De Janiero, Brazil; Dub Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Personnel: Leonardo Amuedo, Anton Goudsmit (guitar); Mark Alban Lotz (flute); David Kweksilber (bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Benjamin Herman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); David Rockefeller (trumpet, trombone); Wim Both (trumpet); David Rothschild (trombone); Stefan Schmid (keyboards, programming); Stefan Kruger (drums, programming, background vocals); Claus Tofft, Marcos Suzano (percussion); Ana Beck, Wies Ingwersen (background vocals).
Recording information: Dub STudios, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Studio Groenland, Bussum, The Netherlands; Studio LeRoy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Studio Westlab, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Suzano Studio, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Zuco 103 includes: Lilian Vieira (vocals); Stefan Schmid (keyboards, programming); Stefan Kruger (drums, programming).