Serious CD (2003)

Artist: Da Lata

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Product Overview


Label Palm Pictures
SKU 60617427
UPC 660200212926
UPC 14 00660200212926
Format CD
Release Date 10/21/2003
Author Da Lata
Technical Info
CatalogID 2129
Lable Name Palm
Released 09/01/2004
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00660200212926
Musical Guests
Bembe Segue
Pedro Martins
Jhelisa Anderson
Nina Miranda
Baaba Maal
Courtney Denni
Album Notes and Credits
Dance music fusions can be dodgy propositions. Too often, an artist will substitute a little knowledge (or a few presets) for a faithful study of what makes another form of music special. Da Lata, the Brazilian beat project formed by longtime DJs and producers Chris Franck and Patrick Forge, scored right off the bat with the 1998 single "Pr  Manha," plus an accompanying album (2000's Songs From the Tin). Their second proper full-length, Serious, expands on the promise of the first and proves that Da Lata are one of the few capable of an intriguing, long-lasting dance/world fusion. Already balancing the organic and the electronic in splendid fashion, Franck and Forge (plus master programmer/engineer Toni Economides) invited a few respected names for collaborations. The opener, "Serious," features vocals from broken beat veteran Bembe Segue and Palm's own Mamani Ke?ta over a brisk Afrobeat number that stretches out with great work from accordion and trombones. "Distracted Minds" is the showcase, a brilliant, haunting fusion of Africa and Brazil matching Senegalese master Baaba Maal with Nina Miranda from Arkestra One. "Firefly," practically the only track with a clear predecessor, takes on Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters-era "Watermelon Man," with Franck and Forge contributing whistles, ocarina, berimbau, pandeiro, shakers, and tres. ~ John Bush
Disc 1
1 Serious - (featuring Bembe Segue/Mamani Keita)
2 Breathe
3 Alice (No Pais Da Malandragem) - (featuring Pedro Martins)
4 Reeling - (featuring Jhelisa Anderson)
5 Firefly - (featuring Jinko)
6 Distracted Minds - (featuring Nina Miranda/Baaba Maal)
7 Something - (featuring Jhelisa Anderson/Nina Miranda)
8 If U Don't Know
9 Can It Be? - (featuring Courtney Denni)
10 Nuts
Product Attributes
Artist Da Lata
Music Format Compact Disc
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