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"2012 musical reviews: editor's choices"

2012 musical retrospective - editor's choices
21 of december, 2012 by Marcelo Shida

a review of music and brazilian artists that impacted the chief editor of showlivre.com in 2012

As said the brave Marcos Xi from Rock in Press, 2012 was the year of the boys. Showlivre hosted 110 concerts, and we had hundreds of CDs and DVDs, many many videoclips and cool music surrounding us in the office.

I listed some highlights of a very cool year for the national music scene. And for Showlivre too. Check it out!

SHOWLIVRE STUDIO (LIVE)
Maia Vidal
Silva
Tiago Iorc
Single Parents
Nana

ALBUMS
Vivendo do Ócio - O pensamento é um ímã
Cambriana - House of tolerance
Single Parents - Unrest
Ailaika - An age of love
Madrid - Madrid

NATIONAL EP
Subburbia - Pentagrama
Nana - Expressionismo Alemão
Labirinto - adwynh
Quick White Fox - She said
Mahmundi - Efeito das cores

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retrospectiva 2012 – escolhas do editor
Publicado em 21 de dezembro de 2012 por Marcelo Shida
Um review dos sons e artistas nacionais que impactaram o editor chefe do showlivre.com em 2012



Como disse o valoroso Marcos Xi do Rock in Press, o ano de 2012 ficou marcado por trabalhos de rapazes! Foram 110 apresentações no Estúdio Showlivre, centenas de CDs e DVDs, vários e vários clipes e muita música bacana rolando ao nosso redor aqui no Showlivre.

Listei alguns destaques de um ano bacana pra música nacional. E pro Showlivre também.
Confira!



Estúdio Showlivre
(Clique no nome do artista para assistir)


Maïa Vidal no Estúdio Showlivre – Foto: Thais Andrea
Silva
Tiago Iorc
Maia Vidal
Single Parents
Nana

Álbum Nacional

Vivendo do Ócio - O Pensamento é um Imã


Cambriana - House of Tolerance


Single Parents - Unrest


Ailaika - An Age of Love


Madrid – Madrid


EP Nacional

Subburbia - Pentagram


Nana - Expressionismo Alemão


Labirinto - Kadjwýnh


Quick White Fox - She Said


Mahmundi - Efeito das cores




Clipes

Grandphone Vancouver - “Miss me”. Confira!

Zémaria - “Paste 2?. Confira!



Revelação

Nana



Música nacional

Autoramas - “Abstrai”

Zeca Viana - “Quintal sideral”

Nana - “O céu de Estocolmo”

Tereza - “Sandau”

Holger - “Treta”


Retorno

Zero


Cover

Subburbia com “Blue monday” do New Order



Edit do ano

Finis Africae - “Ask the dust” (Fê Pinatti edit) - showlivre


"2012 musical reviews: editor's choices"

2012 musical retrospective - editor's choices
21 of december, 2012 by Marcelo Shida

a review of music and brazilian artists that impacted the chief editor of showlivre.com in 2012

As said the brave Marcos Xi from Rock in Press, 2012 was the year of the boys. Showlivre hosted 110 concerts, and we had hundreds of CDs and DVDs, many many videoclips and cool music surrounding us in the office.

I listed some highlights of a very cool year for the national music scene. And for Showlivre too. Check it out!

SHOWLIVRE STUDIO (LIVE)
Maia Vidal
Silva
Tiago Iorc
Single Parents
Nana

ALBUMS
Vivendo do Ócio - O pensamento é um ímã
Cambriana - House of tolerance
Single Parents - Unrest
Ailaika - An age of love
Madrid - Madrid

NATIONAL EP
Subburbia - Pentagrama
Nana - Expressionismo Alemão
Labirinto - adwynh
Quick White Fox - She said
Mahmundi - Efeito das cores

*****

retrospectiva 2012 – escolhas do editor
Publicado em 21 de dezembro de 2012 por Marcelo Shida
Um review dos sons e artistas nacionais que impactaram o editor chefe do showlivre.com em 2012



Como disse o valoroso Marcos Xi do Rock in Press, o ano de 2012 ficou marcado por trabalhos de rapazes! Foram 110 apresentações no Estúdio Showlivre, centenas de CDs e DVDs, vários e vários clipes e muita música bacana rolando ao nosso redor aqui no Showlivre.

Listei alguns destaques de um ano bacana pra música nacional. E pro Showlivre também.
Confira!



Estúdio Showlivre
(Clique no nome do artista para assistir)


Maïa Vidal no Estúdio Showlivre – Foto: Thais Andrea
Silva
Tiago Iorc
Maia Vidal
Single Parents
Nana

Álbum Nacional

Vivendo do Ócio - O Pensamento é um Imã


Cambriana - House of Tolerance


Single Parents - Unrest


Ailaika - An Age of Love


Madrid – Madrid


EP Nacional

Subburbia - Pentagram


Nana - Expressionismo Alemão


Labirinto - Kadjwýnh


Quick White Fox - She Said


Mahmundi - Efeito das cores




Clipes

Grandphone Vancouver - “Miss me”. Confira!

Zémaria - “Paste 2?. Confira!



Revelação

Nana



Música nacional

Autoramas - “Abstrai”

Zeca Viana - “Quintal sideral”

Nana - “O céu de Estocolmo”

Tereza - “Sandau”

Holger - “Treta”


Retorno

Zero


Cover

Subburbia com “Blue monday” do New Order



Edit do ano

Finis Africae - “Ask the dust” (Fê Pinatti edit) - showlivre


"The 100 best brazilian albums of 2012"

AN AGE OF LOVE - 7th

"Dreampop com amour". Susana Bragatto e Zé Ruivo catam referências de seu fértil universo onírico para colocar na música do Ailaika. Retrofuturismo, livros infantis, roadtrips, anos 80, canções de ninar japonesas, conhaque com limão, sintetizadores antigos, gatos preguiçosos, suaves psicodelias, cadillacs. Mas é a paixão do casal na vida real que amarra as canções do segundo disco do projeto. "An age of love" é resultado da colaboração com o produtor brasileiro Apollo9 e tem um convidado inusitado: Odair José e seu romantismo inconfundível em 'Tristinha', mambo-canção de donzelas que choram por amor. Mauricio Pierro assina a irretocável arte do disco, com sorvete, salto alto, cowboys e muitos passarinhos. Coloque 'Blue Maggot' para dar choque na pista de dança e ouça 'Lick my Body' enquanto toma banho. Um trabalho divertido, bem humorado, irresistível. Para deixar tocar o dia inteiro, sem enjoar. Duvida? Vai lá.

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"Dreampop with love". Susana Bragatto and Zé Ruivo gather references from their fertile dreamlike universe on ailaika music. Retrofuturism, books for children, roadtrips, eighties', japanese lullabies, brandy-and-lemon, vintage synths, lazy cats, smooth psychedelias, cadillacs. But it's the couple's love in real life that bounds together all the songs from their second album.
'An age of love' was a collaboration between ailaika and brazilian producer Apollo9, and includes an unusual guest: the unforgettable brazilian romantic singer Odair José on the track 'Tristinha', a mambo-chanson of ladies-that-cry-for-love.
The brazilian artist Mauricio Pierro was responsible for the beautiful album artwork, with ice-cream, high-heels, cowboys and many, many little birds. Play 'Blue Maggot' for a shock on the dancefloor and listen to 'Lick my Body' while on the shower. An amusing and fun record, irresistible. Let it play all day long, without getting tired of it. Don't you believe it? Just go and listen. - embrulhador.com


Discography

an age of love (2012 - tratore)
leveleve (2009 - tratore)

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Bio

*ailaika* is luv.
*ailaika* is synthfantasy. retrofuture. my grandma.

Currently living in London, the brazilian dreampop duo started making music back in 2009, with their first independent EP *leveleve*.

Four years later, Susana Bragatto (voice/samplers) and Zé Ruivo (keyboards/programming) release their passion for synthesizers, 80's pop, surreal imagery and many voice effects with their second album, *an age of love*.

On 2013, *an age of love* was elected the 7th best brazilian album release of 2012 by embrulhador.com, on a top 100 chart that included new and well-known artists such as Céu, Caetano, Bossacucanova and others (http://www.embrulhador.com/2013/01/Os100melhores2012.html). Plus, it was cited as one of the five best national albums of the year by the chief editor of Showlivre, the biggest music site of Brasil (http://msn.showlivre.com.br/home/itemblog/3981/33444?link=54.html).

The album was a co-work with the São Paulo producer Apollo9, who's already assisted artists such as Rita Lee, Otto, Cibelle and N.A.S.A.It was recorded on the S.A. Plant Studio, in São Paulo, run by Apollo9 and the american producer Roy Cicala (Record Plant Studios, NY).

Synthpop, dreampop and strange lyrics on cadillacs, love and squirrels fill in the songs. Vintage mixing and recording equipment are present all over the album, like eighties’ synths, an oberheim drum machine (on “Squirrel Dance”), a harmonium organ (“Blue Maggot”) and a lovely omnichord, an early eighties’ electronic autoharp (on "Lazy Cat" and "Lick my Body").

João Parahyba (Trio Mocotó, Jorge Ben, Suba), Eric Budney (bass and acoustic bass - Jair Oliveira, Luciana Mello) and James Müller (Funk como Le Gusta) are some of the musicians who contributed on this project.

The legendary brazilian singer Odair José is the special guest on the mambo-chanson "Tristinha”.

TRIVIA

it's us, meu!: dreampop, synthpop, lounge
hellokeyttywords: retrofuture, fantasy pop, sweetness, chill out, contemplation, dream, smooth psychedelia.
some ((absolutely free)) inspirations: Goldfrapp, David Lynch, PJ Harvey, Metronomy, Hyldon, Peaches, Devo, Bat for Lashes, Gorillaz, Nino Rota, Björk, João Donato, Little Dragon, Erasmo Carlos, New Order, The Kills, Cowboy Junkies, B-52’s, Beck, Ingmar Bergman, Chet Baker, Angelo Badalamenti, books for children, lullabies, su's-mom-humming-a-japanese-song and so on.

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