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São Paulo Confessions

Suba

1999

São Paulo Confessions

Album Summary

São Paulo Confessions is an album by the Serbian-born musician Suba—his musical account of life in that humid, foggy, and manic megalopolis. Core musicians on the album are then 21-year-old vocalist Cibelle, and veteran percussionist João Parahyba; additional musicians include mangue band Mestre Ambrósio, and guitarists Roberto Frejat (then frontman of Barão Vermelho), Edgard Scandurra of Ira!, and André Geraissatti, and vocalists Katia B., Taciana, Joana Jones and Arnaldo Antunes.

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Rating

2.87

Votes

4359

Genres

  • Electronica
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Fri Jan 07 2022
4

I'm taken completely by surprise. I don't understand one word of this album, but it's one of the best recommendations so far! It's not perfect, but some of it is absolutely fabulous! First track was rough, but it picked up quickly. Great chill music.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Hypnotic and seductive. Interesting atmospheres that are simultaneously textured and smooth.

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Thu Jan 13 2022
4

Dark, smokey, sultry. Rainy, late night mood music. Reminds me of Burial, and some of the darker, more ambient projects that came out of vaporwave (see 2 8 1 4). Favorite tracks: "Sereia", "Antropofagos"

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Fri Oct 01 2021
5

Loved this - never heard it before -

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

Awesome, jazzy, dark-ish beats.

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Wed Mar 30 2022
5

Funky Latin fusion!

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Mon Apr 18 2022
5

5, nuts

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Sun May 29 2022
5

Very Island Outpost. Very Samba. This is such a snapshot of like the electronic, chillwave, house music scene of the late 90s. It is retrofuturistic, and oddly optimistic. 5 stars no comment.

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Sun Jul 17 2022
5

This is marvelous, i can't believe this exists

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Wed Aug 10 2022
5

Taken me a few days to digest this album, but Iv come to the conclusion this is an absolute masterpiece, no idea what any of the vocals mean but the whole ambience of the album is absolutely brilliant, some of the later songs reminded me of billie ellish, feel this must of be some sort of influence therefore still sounds so fresh in 2022.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
5

Great jem

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

SHREDS

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Thu Oct 13 2022
5

Samba-type music - took me back to Rio. Great music for either working to or chilling on the lanai.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

This is a welcome discovery - never heard of Suba! Getting a lot of Thievery Corporation vibes from it. It's been quite a while since I listened to any Thievery Corporation, but this maybe sounds better? A bit less plastic, a bit more authentic. Will definitely be revisting. Fave track "A Noite Sem Fim" for that awesome twanging noise. "Samba Do Gringo Paulista" had some great percussion lines, too....

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

Chilled out Balearic vibes here… needs to be listened to on a Sunny beach!!

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Sat Sep 11 2021
4

fantastic percussion, and overall i loved the production on this, but sometimes the electronic sounds were really annoying. had a cool atmosphere, really made me imagine being in a big city at night. 7/10

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Mon Oct 18 2021
4

Really intriguing sound, I enjoyed all of these songs. Tragic that he died so young.

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Fri Dec 10 2021
4

Cool!

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Never heard of this guy - and really enjoyed this one. Bossa nova with a slightly experimental twist that stops it being muzak

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Wed Jan 19 2022
4

really nice!

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Fri Jan 28 2022
4

This is it! Update of the 60’s/70’s Bossa Nova, beautifully integrating elements of ambient electrinica, acid jazz and trip-hop. Very smooth and well produced. Music perfect for cocktails in a late night lounge bar, and just as well for an espresso on a Sunday morning on a sunny balcony or in a street café… Music to Dream to

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

Hoera voor de afwisseling! Lekker relaxte muziek.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
4

trip hop style lounge muzak, but in a good way. Good background music. Liked it

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Sun Mar 27 2022
4

Very nice relaxation music

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

very cool!!

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Wed May 18 2022
4

Odd. Jazzy.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
4

What a sweet album and wonderful global downtempo feeling throughout. Finding music like this is one of the reasons I love this project!

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Oh, my, this is great! Soooooo silky smooth without being schmaltzy. Really cool beats. Love the vocals.

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Thu Jun 30 2022
4

quite different to most albums on here, bit of samba and axe - with that late 90s worldwide take

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Wed Jul 06 2022
4

This was more fun than I expected. Bonus points, it's nice to see the authors find an electronic album from this decade that wasn't British.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

After listening to a fair amount of Brazilian music through this project, I feel as though this album is able to further incorporate it into popular music, this time with a more electronic downtempo base. The result works very well and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Unfortunately, the music does tend to slip into the background and the album itself is a touch too long.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
4

One of the reasons I am loving this challenge, is the exposure to music from other cultures, across the world. It is very exciting to get something that I am unfamiliar with. Overall I am enjoying this album and will definitely give it another listen down the line.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

Quitando alguna canción, me ha gustado más de lo que pensaba. 4.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
4

Good, deep, pleasant downtempo album.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

What a wild mix of bossa nova, electronic and jazz. His life story seems really interesting too, although tragic. I'm happy I learned about this.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
4

Cool and groovy and sophisticated.

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

man i wanna go back to south america

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Fri Sep 30 2022
4

After a week of enduring Britney and Madonna albums, it's refreshing to hear something non-commercial music that has way more substance and credence than a bunch of overrated pop-tarts. A very nice listen with beats that had me dancing in the kitchen and bobbing my head. Did I mention how refreshing this was? Enjoyed it a lot! Not for everyone's tastes, but same goes with Madonna.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

Awesome little collection of vibes. It feels like the granddaddy of so many staple sounds and grooves on those "24hr lo-fi chill/study" channels. I don't know enough about the genre or its history to speak confidently there but it definitely slots perfectly into the same space within my head, and I enjoyed it in the same way I enjoy those. Excellent, if somewhat subdued, music that can live comfortably in the background of the venue it's being played in, but is complex and interesting enough to call itself to your attention for its brightest parts. Some odd musical choices here and there interesting enough to make you turn your head, nod along, and go "Oh wow." Special shout-out in that department to the discordant guitar cords in A Noite Sem Fin. Bold and intriguing, I loved it. I'm not always in the mood to just sit back and vibe, but when I am? A little of this on a rainy day, some hot tea... Brother that's living.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Starting out listening to this album, I really thought I was going to get bored of it as it went on, but it stayed really interesting. It mixes in a lot of different instrumental styles. This is one I could see myself buying 4/5

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Thu Oct 20 2022
4

Love this. Always a fan of Bossa Nova, this spare electronic accompaniment is sublime.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

This is possibly the greatest bar album of all time and should have been released on Mo Wax in the late nineties. Though I can't help but think of it as music to drink Corona to, it's pretty fantastic.

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Wed Nov 09 2022
4

relentless beats

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

interesting latin electronica for background 3.5/5

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Wed Nov 30 2022
4

"São Paulo Confessions" is a studio album by Serbian-born musician, composer and producer Suba (Mitar Subotić). The randomizer was kind giving me this album a week after Bebel Gilberto's "Tanto Tempo," an album which Suba produced in the same time frame. Whereas the Gilberto album had some songs with more samba/bossa nova beats, this Suba album is more downtempo/chill and electronic. Born in Belgrade, Suba was awarded an international fund for a folk/electronic fusion album where he did research of Afro-Brazilian rhythms in Brazil and enjoyed it so much he eventually emigrated to Brazil. Besides the aforementioned downtempo/chill and electronic musical categories, this album also incorporates Latin and jazz influences. A number of Brazilian musicians and singers contributed. Great production on this album. Unfortunately, Suba died just as this album was released from smoke inhalation during a fire as he was rescuing various recorded tapes. "Tantos Desejos (So Many Desires)" starts things off with airy/dreamy keboards. Percussion. Definitely chillwave. A women singing. Interesting noises. A club-like feel. The Brazilian band Mestre Ambrósio helps out in "Antropófagos (Cannibals)." A deeper groove with the percussion. Electronic keyboards giving laser, bubble, jungle sounds. Softer keys layered on top. More dance-like. A cover of the Antônio Carlos Jobim/Vinces de Moraes "Felicidade (Happiness)" adds a bossa nova/samba beat-song to the mix. Enjoyable. A reverb electronic noise begins "Sereia (Mermaid)." Distorted percussion. Vocalist Cibelle comes in. More airy keys. Great production. A heavier rhythm percussion drives "Abraço (Embrace)." The keboards and guitar gives this more of a rock sound. A women initially is singing and then Arnaldo Atunes comes in with spoken word. Interesting. This album was a good listen. Great production. Both this and the Bebel Gilberto albums are worthwhile listens. It's very evident the talent of Suba and very sad he never saw the success of these two works.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
3

Jaunty

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Wed Aug 25 2021
3

Some really interesting ideas, but too long.

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Thu Aug 26 2021
3

Nao esperava ouvir musica brasileira aqui mas mandaram bem!

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Fri Aug 27 2021
3

Some interesting Latin jazz. Some of it hits better than others, but it’s pretty cool for driving around town.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
3

This album gave me some mixed feelings because I dislike most of the electronic music that I listened to in this list of 1001 albums, but this one has some very good songs. Since I speak Portuguese, I'm biased, however, I'll ignore this bias and make this electronic album the first 3 stars electronic album on my list. As a side note, it's very nice to discover new things, this project is really awesome.

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Wed Sep 01 2021
3

A to ci dopiero ciekawy pik, plyta artysty o pseudonimie Suba, ktory pochodzil z dawnej jugoslawii, nagrywana w brazylii, a wydana w belgii, jest to tez jedyna plyta z jego zyjacej dyskografii, ktora mozna znalezc, a co do muzyka ktora jest tutaj grana, to jest to ciekawa fuzja muzyki elektronicznej z rytmami latynowskiej hameryki, wiec przewszystkim acidowy jazzik, samby, polowa kawalkow to numery czysto instrumentalne, natomiast reszta zawiera spiewy roznych brazylijskich wokalistej, jakos lepiej slucha mi sie trakow bez wokalu w tym wypadku, wokale sa do zludzenia do siebie podobne, moze to jezyk, albo ich proba zgrania sie z downtempoym beatem, ale jednak cos mi w nic nie pasuje, kompozcje stara sie laczyc w sobie elementy muzyki elektronicznej z brzmieniem latino gitarowym czy tez perkusujnym, pojawiaja sie tez klawisze, ktore najbardziej urzekaja na traku na neblina, ktory brzmi jak cos co moglo wyjsc spod lapy nujabesa, az tak dobre downtempo, ale nie samymi wolnymi tempami zyje plyta, jak brazylia, to musi byc takze i samba, wiec znalazl sie i traczek samba do gringo paulista, ktory jak dla mnie brzmi najbardziej latynosko z calego albumu, wiec gringowi udalo sie przekazac swoje doswiadczenia z zycia latino, bo ciekawy wydaje sie zyciorys pana suby, emigracja z jugoslawii w 89, gdy panstwo chylilo sie ku nieuniknionemu rozpadowi, kariera za wielka woda w tytulowym sao paulo, a do tego zakonczenie tej kariery smiercia za swoja muzyke, staral sie ratowac z pozaru materialy ktore mial w studiu, pewnie z tego powodu tez sam pik jest na tej liscie, bo skoro starszych materialow nawet nie ma w szeroko dostepnym streamie, to prawdopodonie jest to przyklad tak dobrze znanego muzycznego life after death, ale dobrze ze pojawiaja sie rowniez tak swieze w swym koncepcie rzeczy, a nie sam brytyjski pop czy znane juz murzyny

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Sat Sep 11 2021
3

6/10. Might be worth a 7. Liked about every other song, but several annoyed me a bit

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

Is this what Lo-Fi is? Ideal for listening whilst working. Innoffensive (unless the translated lyrics are troublesome) and chilled but not particularly memorable. My ignorance stops me from identifying what makes this album stand out from a million similar.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
3

Weeeeeeird

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Mon Oct 18 2021
3

This whole album is nice for city driving. Definitely captures that vibe well. Vocals are very hypnotic and sensual as well. I was gonna give it a 4 but it fell off a little for me, 3.5 down to 3.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
3

interesting latin proto-acid jazz. lots of skippable songs here but there's some interesting ideas.

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Mon Nov 22 2021
3

Klassieke latin-sounds met hier en daar wat Beat onder. Niet exact iets waar ik meer naar zou luisteren

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Thu Nov 25 2021
3

Wasn't expecting to like this but was pleasantly surprised.

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Sun Dec 05 2021
3

Half latin jazz, half mediocre electronica. Best track: Antropofagos

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Fri Dec 17 2021
3

Has some moments that drone on a little too much but overall a cool record. Will definitely be in my rotation for “music to listen to when reading,” which I think is worth something.

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Mon Jan 03 2022
3

A really groovy album!

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Wed Jan 05 2022
3

I'm not quite sure how to approach this album. It's good but I feel like I'm lacking knowledge of this kind of Brazilian electro bossa nova style, especially when it's come via the Balkans.

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Wed Jan 19 2022
3

Beautiful voice good lounge music

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Fri Jan 21 2022
3

This was fine, but too cool gen xer for me I think

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Fri Jan 28 2022
3

So - first listen I abandoned - almost 80% of the way and it did not engage me one bit - and was going to leave it there BUT then I decided to give it one more go to listen to while running and there it shone. This album wasn’t written to be listened idly in the background - it needs some form of physicality and that’s how I could appreciate it - the early 90s trip hop bossa nova rhythms and occasional dub is not necessarily my cup of tea but it won me over eventually.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
3

interesting listen but just okay for me

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

This was a nice find. I don't usually like acid jazz, but this has some nice downtempo beats with a laid back Brazilian samba vibe and also a bit of experimental electronic so it was a nice change from the usual insipid and pretentious lounge music that’s so prevalent out there. I listed to it twice, once with headphones while spinning and also at my desk while working and I can say that it sounds a lot better with headphones on.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

In general, I'm a fan of the Brazilian-inflected Acid Jazz bands of the 90s. I wouldn't make any of them Desert Island Discs but they're good to cook to and safe for when you're having people over. I don't know why this LP would get selected over the many others. I like the opener and Felicidade, but some of the others drag a bit.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

Another I had just half listened to so will give a rating based on little thought.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
3

Mm okay

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Fri Feb 18 2022
3

If a speakeasy could be shoehorned into a Manhattan business tower elevator, this could be the soundtrack.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

Fairly energetic, in terms of movement rather than tempo, yet it's still background music for me.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
3

this was interesting. no idea what genre, but hints at electronica and bossa nova. its a unique listen with equal amounts of infectious grooves but with ear piercing effects

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Sun Feb 27 2022
3

Heel prima te hebben zo op een zaterdagavond. Had er nog nooit van gehoord maar relaxte muziek.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
3

Rating: 5/10 Bests songs:

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Fri Mar 25 2022
3

Suba and São Paulo Confessions were new to me. The album felt like it was somewhere in the middle of electronic, ambient, and club music. "Antropófagos" and "Segredo" were my favorite tracks, and "Pecados da Madrugada" had some interesting sounds. Some of the tracks had some odd sounds in repetition that kept me from enjoying the tracks completely. "A Noite Sem Fim" was my least favorite, which is a surprise because I usually like longer tracks on an album more. The track had too many sour electronic sounds. For my first listen this album feels like 3 stars, but I would be interested in hearing more from the band.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
3

Interesting vibes

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Mon Apr 18 2022
3

Early few songs gave me some Portishead vibes. Album seemed to drag on a bit too long, but had some good songs I should come to. 7/10

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Fri Apr 29 2022
3

chill beats with lady Portuguese vocals

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Thu May 05 2022
3

Not bad at all, quite relaxing and nice to find an artist I'd never heard of.

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Fri May 13 2022
3

Bueño

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Sun May 22 2022
3

1999 - Electronic music, Downtempo, Music of Latin America, Latin music, Acid jazz

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Wed May 25 2022
3

3.3 - I like some of the rhythms ("Felicidade") and sonic elements ("Na Neblina"). But taken all together, it's too lounge-y for my taste.

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Sun May 29 2022
3

File under the shit they play at boutique hotel pool areas

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Mon May 30 2022
3

I do imagine this is exactly what Sao Paulo feels like. LOVE Pecados da Madrugada!

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Wed Jun 08 2022
3

Great production, mixing and it flow, but the lack of actual songwriting makes it hard to really get into. I respect the blend of 90s electronic music with the Brazilian sounds.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
3

I liked this one for the most part. Had an interesting vibe that was also very relaxing. Good music to chill out to or have on as background music.

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Wed Jul 06 2022
3

Para saber

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Fri Jul 15 2022
3

Pretty chill, but not very remarkable to me. I did enjoy it while working because it's not so distracting (because I can't understand the words!).

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Sun Jul 17 2022
3

Came into this expecting nothing. Never heard of Suba, don’t listen to electronica much if at all. I don’t speak Portuguese so I don’t understand a word off the album, but it is very much a nice easy listening album. I enjoy how much it flows from track to track: as a whole, very cohesive. Fav Track: Antropofagos 3/5

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Wed Jul 20 2022
3

Pretty good grooves, enjoyable. Not overly memorable but nice.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
3

Música brasileña modernizada. Se me ha hecho un poco largo y rollo al final. Pero bueno, un 3 por salirse de lo de siempre.

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Wed Aug 10 2022
3

nice

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Fri Aug 19 2022
3

pretty good, i dig it

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Sun Sep 11 2022
3

Is it just me or is it that the only deviation allowed here from the western-English speaking hegemony is Brazil? As for the music, it's of that "clean" non offending electronic genre that's probably best for background duties at one's favourite hang out place.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
3

It alright as background music.

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Thu Oct 06 2022
3

Not totally my thing. I don't really know music terms so I'm sure there's a better way to describe this. I liked some of the "music" and production, but generally prefer something with more lyrics. Antropofagos gud. I might actually listen to this one again. Looking up what this means has me a little...confused at the name. Felicidade is the most listened to song of the album on spotify by quite a bit, but I was pretty meh on on it. Not really a fan of the singers part in the song in particular. I think I would like it if it were a song in a particular context, like a part of a game that matched the sound, but listening to it on its own isn't for me. I have no idea what the guy in Abraco said, but damn that guy's part of the song was probably my favorite part of the album. His voice and delivery over the music were really great to me. Random, but starting at around 1:45 in the last song reminded me of that weird cyriak cow animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FavUpD_IjVY Overall enjoyed the album more than I expected. Even still, I likely won't listen to it again or seek out anything more like it.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

Glad to hear this one. Never heard of it before and it was very nice all the way through. There wasn’t anything unique or surprising about it so I can’t really give it a high score but I’d listen again. 3.5 stars

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

That was some weird latin lounge. Not entirely convinced by it, but there are some interesting musical ideas in there and I could vibe with the overall latin sound. I'll be generous and give this a 3.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
3

Brazilian/acid jazz fusion by a Serbian! Who knew? Great chill sound, very evocative. Starts a little flat, but improves as it goes. By track 3 I was all in. Fave Songs: Samba Do Gringo Paulista, Antropófagos, Sereia, A Noite Sem Fim, Na Neblina

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Sun Oct 23 2022
3

Was unfamiliar, but really enjoyed it.

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Fri Oct 28 2022
3

Prefs: Você Gosta, Antropofagos, Felicidade, Um Dia Comum (Em SP), Samba de Gringo Paulista Moins pref: Sereia

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Why is this person whispering in my ear? This album is also fine. nothing in particular is grabbing me.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
3

Very interesting album. To be honest I would rather hear the cool music Suba is sampling, but I do think the texture of this album is very interesting. 3 stars

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Música brasileña modernizada. Se me ha hecho un poco largo y rollo al final. Pero bueno, un 3 por salirse de lo de siempre.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
3

Very relaxing and chill. I'm finding I like this sort of thing more and more in today's toxic world.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
3

Nice atmospheric, electronic, latin sounds.

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Thu Nov 24 2022
3

Different!

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

The album is lo-fi electronica mixed with Latin american beats. It would be good to have on in the background at a low-key dinner or a chill-sesh. Best: Abraço; Samba Do Gringo Paulista Worst: Antropófagos 2.5 Stars

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Wed Sep 08 2021
2

This bored me. It just kept going and going. It never sounded any different, it never changed tempo, it just existed for an hour. It had no right going as long as it did. 2/5.

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Sat Sep 11 2021
2

Really long and weirdly experimental in a way that didn’t pan out super well in my opinion. Maybe another listen would help do it justice but I don’t wanna sit through this album again. 4/10

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Thu Sep 16 2021
2

I think this is an okay listen, but most of the tracks are just boring. Favorite tracks are Antropofagos and Ne Neblina.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
2

I usually like Brazilian music but really struggled to connect with this for some reason. The beats got more interesting and inventive as the album went on, so it *just about* scrapes a second star.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
2

Reading into the background of Suba they seemed to be quite influential in this very niche genre of 90s house/ jazz/ Brazilian samba music.....but despite initial intrigue I quickly got bored. Might be fun to listen to at a beach party in the background

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Mon Sep 27 2021
2

I did not care for it.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
2

It's fine. Good for background music. Listened to it several times today and nothing stuck. 2/5.

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Mon Oct 11 2021
2

Hm. Suba's death story is a sad one, but I can't say I enjoyed the album all that much. Not my genre anyways.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
2

Weird album, not bad background music though

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Fri Dec 03 2021
2

I'm not sure about this one... very easy to have on in the background. Maybe I'm uncultured but it's not really my jam.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

interesting Serbian and Brazilian, instrumentals were better, could be half as long, maybe less.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
2

Sade was better cut more mainstream.

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Sun Feb 27 2022
2

Tja, wel gezellig in de ochtend bij een bak koffie. Maar verder niet enerverend.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
2

Interessant banda sonora de la vida a Sao Paulo per part del malograt artista, que va perdre la vida poc mesos després de la sortida del disc. No m'ha transportat als meus mesos per Brasil ni és un disc que m'emportaria a una illa deserta però té els seus moments i, clarament, els seus mèrits

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Sun Mar 13 2022
2

Not for me.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
2

Uh... well, it's different. I'll give it that.

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Thu Apr 21 2022
2

Another token samba album

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Fri Jun 03 2022
2

Not much to say here, except that it was nice. Might just be tired, but it was nothing too stand out for me. Favorite track was Abraco because of the vocals.

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Wed Jun 08 2022
2

Take a slow and rather uneventful/boring genre like Bossa Nova and then inexplicably combine it with shitty electronic music and out comes this

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Sun Jul 10 2022
2

Seems to be a common trend of combining stereotypical electronica with various music genres, and in this case we see bossa nova (with elements of funk and Latino in specific tracks). A lot of it is trash and it's too long, but the vocalists meet my expectations, and some of the songs work super well. There's also a bit of versatility while still maintaining coherency. That is, some tracks like the first two flow super well, and nothing is too out of place (maybe in mood, but even the techno "Samba do Gringo Paulistica" fits with the spirit of the genre). Favorites: Tantos Desejos, Segredo, Felicidade

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Fri Sep 16 2022
2

Aside from a couple of songs & that one samba, I didn't care for the album. Just not my thing.

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Fri Sep 16 2022
2

For me, it takes something special to get over the language barrier. This didn't clear the bar.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
2

Not what I was expecting at all.. there were some good ideas, but it's really top repetitive

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Fri Sep 23 2022
2

No. Nope. Not for me. I wish I understood the appeal of such music but I just don’t. Like steak and red wine, my palette has just never warmed to electronic music.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
2

I did not enjoy this one. I could not relate to the music any more than I could to the Portuguese lyrics.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

Latin-fusion, hypnotiserende, halv-mørkt

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Thu Sep 29 2022
2

nah

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Wed Oct 05 2022
2

Meh

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Thu Oct 06 2022
2

I was with the album for the first couple of bops and then it turned into 40 minutes of looping elevator music.

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Thu Oct 13 2022
2

Just noise. Not interesting enough to listen to intently. Not relaxing enough to have on in the background. Maybe if you were on mind altering drugs it would be interesting. Was hoping for more of a chill bossa nova vibe, but nope.

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Mon Oct 17 2022
2

Subs, was it? I’m sorry, it’s not you. It’s me. I heard some of your beats, I listened to a groove or two, and I just know that I’m not the listener for you. You’ll find someone better, someone Serbian even, who can treat you right. I wish you well, but I’m moving on.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
2

Ikkje så glad i syrete 90-tallsmusikk

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

I got into the groove a few times.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
2

Not as bad as I thought it would be, but still don’t see myself going back to it in the future

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Wed Nov 02 2022
2

This album was a bit of a letdown. I usually get excited whenever I see a samba album come across but the late 90s electronica infusion just doesn't cut it. Just doesn't stand the test of time like all electronic music of this era, IMHO. Would've been way better if they just stuck to the traditional samba sounds. 4/10.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
2

Ambient cocktail bar music.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
2

This album started off as s strong 3 for me but then quickly became redundant and a bit boring.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
2

A lot of songs on this album give off the feeling like they're building up to an absolute breakdown that would be in place in the cutscene of a video game before a boss fight, but that "boss fight" music never comes. If not that than it's just basic bossa nova. None of it is bad, just elevator music with flare, and I generally like "elevator music". I also think it's funny many are saying it gets better as it goes but some of the later songs made me laugh out loud at how ridiculous they sound.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
1

Bad. A truly bad album.

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Thu Mar 03 2022
1

Nah

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Thu Mar 17 2022
1

What a load of nonsense. beats that go nowhere. can't tell the difference between tracks. Not a clue why this is on the list - I'm 100 days in and haven't had anything by the Beatles or Stones

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Thu Aug 25 2022
1

Not sure what this is trying to be but it's not Electronic; it's not Ambient; it's not Jazz; nor is it House, it doesn't fit in the Downtempo category either as much as it seems to try and it isn't 'elevator music' either (too much going on for that) and it certainly isn't Avant-garde or even Samba either. It tries to be all of these styles and more, failing distressingly to the very end. Track #5: Antropofagos almost came close to being something of worth until a three year old was let loose with a $5 violin (I'm unsure if it's synthesized because the intonation is completely off which leads me to believe it's a human playing it), the whole song went downhill drastically after that point. Track #7: Um Dia Comum is the perfect example of throwing shit at the wall but including the parts that didn't stick. This is just little snippets of ideas that would be worth listening to if they had been developed further, instead they're just looped and forgotten about. Track #8: Sereia is another example of an under-developed (or maybe over-engineered?) song. Remove the terrible synth overlay or at best lower its presence through the track, and you could potentially have a great drum and bass track as these are the only two elements that actually work here. Overall a very insipid and wearisome album with very same-y repetitive sounds, uninteresting rhythms and terrible off-key Jazz style vocals. Plenty of tracks make you wish that something interesting would happen, sadly they never do, making this a very difficult listen. tl;dr Avoid like the plague.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
1

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Fri Nov 04 2022
1

Nothing good in here at all for me

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Fri Nov 04 2022
1

Just bored by it.

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Thu Nov 03 2022
1

Combines aspects of electronic music that I don't like with Latin music that I don't know much about. Not something I'd ever put on of my own accord.

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