Thursday 21 November 2013

Mind Movies - Dreamtronica

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Since the days of and the emergence of the bossa nova genre, Brazil has made its way onto the world's music map; however, the buck doesn't stop here. Brazil's musical tapestry is as rich style-wise as its Amazon is with varied species. We've briefly touched on the great music coming from Brazil, exploring bands such as The Sorry Shop. This is the first of a series to explore the musical happenings of this major country.

We begin with an electronic project that recently came to our attention. Mind Movies is a project born of the electronic experiments of Brazilian producer Raoni Santos. These experimentations took form around an array of ambient pads, random noises and rock echoes. In February of this year, Mind Movies digitally released his debut full-length LP 'Dreamtronica', complete with 11 tracks. We're sharing several of our choice picks from this album.

Ringing true to the project's name, this music does indeed invoke various expressive and colourful imagery in the mind when listening to it. It's not simple in structure and, at times, can even be busy, but whatever the case, it clearly works. 'El Ratón' and 'XS Of Love' contain soundscapes layered over frenetic beats, with the latter also embarking on some seriously smooth disco territory. 'Goya' and 'Me Encantaria Estar En Tú Cabeza' opens an internal trip of the mind. Both 'You’re All I Need' and 'Ainda Não Começou' also present an enjoyable ride.

“The main idea is to stimulate the imagination, memory and any other kind of 'mind movies' through electronic music, giving listeners a kind of soundtrack for their own special universe.” explains Raoni. The debut album is free below, provided courtesy of the artist himself.

Mind Movies' website

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