INTERIOR is Marcio Faraco's second outing, following his excellent debut album Ciranda. If it is possible, INTERIOR is even more beautiful than Marcio's debut recording. This second effort contains eleven of his beautiful, subtle and musically rich compositions. Using almost completely acoustic instruments, Faraco takes Brazilian music to fertile melodic territory that is uniquely his own. The arrangements are understated yet multi-layered; the compositions are flowing yet deeply rythmic, with guests that include Kenny Barron and Wagner Tiso. Faraco plays gorgeous acoustic guitar that accompanies his fine voice with accompaniment on selected tracks by piano, accordian, flute, violin, cello and percussion that is rich without ever being overbearing. Imagine a session with Joao Gilberto, Nick Drake and (acoustic) Eric Clapton , and you may get near to the beauty of this music. Jewels here include O CEU E O MAR (The Sky and the Sea), the incredible string trio work on NOSSO AMOR DE TANTO TEMPO, the beguiling guitar melody on UM DIA EU VOU, and the joyous, dancing rhythm of PAO COM PAO. The best way though to get close to the music of Marcio Faraco is simply to put his cd on your stereo. Both his cds have been on my player constantly since I first discovered them on this site. Marcio Faraco is taking acoustic Bossa Nova into the 21st century, and leaving most of the other contenders in the dust (or should I say sand). His new album, Com Tradicao, will be available on Amazon on May 31,2005. The only mystery is why a label like Blue Note hasn't signed him up yet?