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Sao Paulo Confessions

Suba Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Crammed Discs
  • ASIN: B000025AF2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 108,249 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Tantos DesejosSuba feat. Cibelle 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Voce GostaSuba feat. Taciana 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Na NeblinaSuba 4:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. SegredoSuba feat. Katia B 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. AntropofagosSuba feat. Mestre Ambrosio 6:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. FelicidadeSuba feat. Cibelle 4:210.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Um Dia Comum (Em SP)Suba 4:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. SereiaSuba feat. Cibelle 6:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Samba Do Gringo PaulistaSuba 4:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. AbracoSuba feat. Arnaldo Antunes 5:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. A Noite Sem FimSuba 5:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Pecados Da MadrugadaSuba 7:020.99  Buy MP3 

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First heard on the Brasil 2Mil compilation, the late Suba was part of a new generation of South American musicians (although he was originally from Central Europe) who married airy melodies and percussion with the electronic scene. His music worked especially well because he was a trained musician, and he contributed not only programming but also keyboards to this record. Aided by various vocalists and percussionists, he created grooves that were a million miles from Latin dance but spoke both to Brazilians and club goers. There was a lushness to his sound that captivated, and when the percussion exploded, it came on like fireworks, not a firestorm. This is the sound of one of the world's biggest cities, where darkness can lurk even under the blue skies. It's a shame there'll be no more music from Suba. --Chris Nickson

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly unique... 22 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
Looking for a mix of laid-back bossa-nova, acid-jazz, industrial techno & slowed down electro-grunge, with an Irish jig violin and a demented Brazilian chanter thrown in for good measure?… No?… Well shame on you because that’s what we have here and it’s quite wonderful. Featuring some of the most complex and innovative fusing of styles I’ve ever heard, this record is unique, challenging, often beautifully atmospheric and totally addictive.
Describing the music is a challenge in itself: imagine Astrud Gilberto’s vocals, Café del Mar’s ambience, Talking Heads’ poly-rhythmical back-beats (often sounding like, and for all I know actually based upon, a group of Brazilian street-kids playing syncopated bin-lids), coupled with odd electronic sounds and insidiously looped samples and you’re getting close. How Suba conceived of such a bizarre combination is a marvel in itself; how he forms it into a satisfyingly cohesive whole is stunningly impressive. And, before you know where you are you’ve been happily drawn further and further into his weird world to emerge wanting… more!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unmatchable 16 Dec 2001
Format:Audio CD
this album is simply stunning. the way the guy layers the rhythms. it has to be one of the best produced albums i have ever heard. everytime, and i mean EVERY time i listen i hear new sounds, new textures and new rythms. it is a great shame that such a talent is no longer with us. this stuff is so subtley funky, it has to be heard to be believed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you buy this you won't be disapointed! 9 Nov 2001
By Kanoo
Format:Audio CD
Most original sound I've heard for a while - this guy was a genius - the blending between electronic and traditional intruments is seamless
As is the fantastic female vocalist - it's a mishmash of soulfull dance,funk, Brazilian Jazz, and electronic fused with sultry melodic lyrics -
Quite simply this album is brilliant.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suba is stunning 1 Jan 2003
Format:Audio CD
Suba=Simply Unbelievable Brazilian Acoustics. After listening to Tanto Tempo with Bebel Gilberto I just had to try this out . This really is the stunning now sound with a great Brazilian beat, the Latin touches that ensure you feel the atmosphere. The album is so smooth with the beautiful sounds of the vocals. This is the best CD I have bought this year - 2002
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5.0 out of 5 stars He will be missed... 15 May 2003
Format:Audio CD
I can only add to the complements already made towards this album. Its no mean feat for an artist to be able to merge authentic Brazilian sounds with cutting edge electronic music production and make the music sound this natural.
Every track is rich, multi-layered and full of genuine soul. I believe that if Suba was still with us he would have gone on to be one of the most critically aclaimed artists in electronic music.
Comparison with Bebel Gilberto does not really do this album justice. This is a completely different sound with influences coming more from Brazilian dance genres than the more down-tempo Bossa sound. I cant remember hearing an album that displays this much invention in every single track.
You could almost be partying on Cobacabana beach!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big surprise... 8 Dec 2007
Format:Audio CD
I'm Brazilian and I had never heard about Suba until yesterday when I watched a program from BBC4 that showed Brazilian music through the 80's and 90's and I downloaded the album and just loved it! The way he mixed the Brazilian rhythms with foreings ones is just great! I recommend to everybody.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Pure genius. It's chill, it's got edge, it's beyond superlatives. It's also hard to categorise beyond obvious Latin base with bits of everything seamlessly assimilated into a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by tpryan
3.0 out of 5 stars The Orb brazilian style.
Bought this CD after hearing track no.10 Abraco (Embrace). I must admit, like so often happens, I felt that someone else had previously identified the gems leaving the semi... Read more
Published on 27 Aug 2009 by J. FRY
5.0 out of 5 stars The starting point
The creation of Zirguiboom records heralded a relaunching of Brazilian music for the twenty first century at a time when it was struggling to relive the glories of the sixties and... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2007 by Douglas Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars I think I've missed the point
Having read the rave reviews I was looking forward to hearing this. I love music which melds different traditions and sounds into a convincing fusion, but I'm sorry to say this... Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2006 by Swan Man
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully crafted, vibrant, uplifting masterpiece.
Sao Paulo Confessions speaks directly from a hot sultry afternoon in the heart of Brasil. It's urgent pulse and intensity of rhythm is balanced expertly with soft female vocals and... Read more
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