RIYL: the accordion

Label: Discrepant

I wrote about Tiago Sousa not too long ago (go with me here) on this fair site – it involved a collaboration with João Correia. The Portuguese composer is back with some soundtrack work for your fair ears. From the synopsis, it isn’t clear whether this all has to do with Bibliografia (the film mentioned in the intro song), or how much of it is concerned with the aforementioned film, but I’ll go ahead and assume it is meant to be listened to in context with that… otherwise, it is a rather rustic affair with Sousa’s avant-gardist touches. Throughout the preview of Um Piano Nas Barricades, there’s a sense of whimsy amongst a desperate field of rubble. On the whole this album is wistful, but the ways it plays with timbres and melody leaves the listener with the impression that Sousa’s affair is rather playful in light of this overshadowing fact. Listen to the preview of Um Piano Nas Barricades below by clicking through the Buy Now link and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Discrepant presents Tiago Sousa's brand new LP with collaborations from Tó Trips, Ricardo Ribeiro, Balthazar Molina and Rebecca Roth.

"Since his first release (Crepúsculo in 2006) Tiago Sousa has been consistently developing his very own aesthetics; through his relatively large body of work, we can identify an artist on the search for his own expression and identity. Um Piano nas Barricadas (trans. A Piano in the barricades) follows three largely successful endeavours, both centred on the piano: Insónia, Walden Pond’s Monk and Samsara. In between those and this new release, Tiago has been working in the original soundtrack for portuguese short movie Bibliografia (included in this LP) as well as big performance theatre piece, O Coro das Vontades."

Expect a unique work by one of the most interesting and intriguing musicians to come out of the burgeoning Portuguese music scene.

Price $23.13

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