Os Alquimistas
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Os Alquimistas

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"Os Alquimistas @ Xemumba Festival"

http://www.austin360.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/music/entries/2009/10/11/another_fest_comes_to_town_xem.html - Austin American Statesman

"Austin Chronicle Recommended"

http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Calendar?StartTime=2009-09-29%2004:00:00&description=1 - The Austin Chronicle


Sol da Solidão, Água de Coco, Na Palma da Mão.



It all started over a 'caipirinha' (Brazil's beloved beach cocktail). Frederico had just returned to Austin, the 'Live Music' capital of the US. After 7 years working as a writer and performer for latin supergroup Ghandaia, it was time to explore a more intimate and Brazilian contemporary sound.

Meanwhile, the talented Michael Longoria (previous work includes Patty Griffin, Terremoto, A. Escovedo, etc.) had just returned home after an extensive touring period. After many years spent mastering Brazilian percussion, specially 'pandeiro', it was time to apply that knowledge as creatively and profusely as possible.

After that 'caipirinha' the vibe has been ever sublime. The music shared between Geib & Longoria is a gem, a sublime emerald perhaps. Os Alquimistas' sound is pure tropical and esoteric groove, acoustic and electronic, raw yet focused, luscious yet simple.

Original samba-funk, bossa-nova, reggae and maracatu styles are blended with rock, jazz and electronica. The result is a sonic quality that is unique to the core, as a powerful lyrical voice interacts with flawless percussive landscapes in a bed of Brazilian guitar chords and electronic ambience that is simply irresistible and universal.

The alchemists are coming! Os Alquimistas estão chegando!