Dida Mendes
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Dida Mendes

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Sep
22
Dida Mendes @ Cine Ouro

Goiânia, Not Applicable, Brazil

Goiânia, Not Applicable, Brazil

Sep
19
Dida Mendes @ UCG - Auditório área IV

Goiânia, Not Applicable, Brazil

Goiânia, Not Applicable, Brazil

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SEEKER OF TRUTH (2008)

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"Seeker of Truth" is the result of a team work by composer and singer Dida Mendes, lyrical vocalist and vocal director Andréia Vitfer, and musicians and musical producers Fernando Santos and Juliana Alves. The CD tells about “Seeker” – a parody to humankind’s long (and tortuous) search for knowledge. Compositions and arrangements mix elements of diverse styles, including 70’s brittish progressive rock, classical music, musicals and Brazilian popular music (MPB).

“Dida Mendes, an extraordinary Brazilian composer and singer that also works as a psychologist, released his debut album in 2008. This is a conceptual work about human life and spirit, based on the writings of Constâncio C. Vigil, an Uruguayan writer who worked in Argentina in the beginning of the 20th century. It brings a smooth and involving acoustical sound, with choruses within a continuous progressive evolution. It is really a wonderful piece, with sounds and voice that fill the heart with warmth and, at the same time, with impressive melody and sophistication.”
DiskUnion –Japan ( http://diskunion.net)

… “The CD goes beyond London and incorporates influences of Brazilian popular and folk music. Instrumental and vocal melodies and arrangements avoid excessive experimentation and virtuosism, a characteristic of many progressive rock bands that is often criticized (not by this author, I should add). The result is a well-crafted alchemy”
Beto Vianna – MG- Brazil (O Cometa- Caderno de Artes, dec 2007 pg 18)

“I had seen Dida playing two tracks of his album at a gig. It was a simple guitar-voice arrangement, but it left no doubt - light progressive rock… at first, my naive optimism made me expect something like the ballads and lighter tracks of Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, with a touch of The Final Cut. Honestly, my expectations were met. It is a conceptual album, with lyrics that follow a chronological order, and with well put questions and answers – perhaps due to the author’s academic background in Anthropology/Ethology. I could draw few comparisons with what I know of prog rock, but this task was hindered by the fact that Seeker of Truth is a blend with unique spices.”
Ricardo Borges – GO- Brazil

RATING SCALE
"1" Indicates the Lowest Score; "5" Indicates The Highest Score

Melodies: 5 Lead Vocals: 4.5 (Excellent)
Musicianship: 4.5 Lyric Writing: 4.5 Recording Quality/Production: 4.5 Music Composing: 4
Song Arrangement: 4

“…the majority of artists score in the 2.5 to 3.5 range in the various categories. When someone sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, that tells them, to me, they are in the professional league and have strong potential. It's a validation from a pro, letting you know you are doing a fine job. Well done!
Eugene Foley - USA (http://www.FoleyEntertainment.com)

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