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Rodrigo Tavares // Congo LP

Rodrigo Tavares // Congo LP

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Brazilian guitarist Rodrigo Tavares' debut album released on Hive Mind in 2019.

Contains 9 post-rock jazz songs by guitar, electric piano, and vibraphone.

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Hive Mind Records releases available at Tobira. 

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Text by Hive Mind:

"Hive Mind Records are delighted to present Congo, the debut album from Brazilian guitarist and composer Rodrigo Tavares.
Maintaining a meditative mood across it's nine instrumental pieces, Congo blends composition and improvisation with subtly experimental yet sophisticated arrangements that evoke the mood and rhythms of classic Brazilian artists such as João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Caetano Veloso.
Rodrigo's work draws on a lifetime of immersive listening and diverse influences, and on Congo we can hear elements of jazz, post rock, minimalist composition and disparate global sounds melt From reverb drenched solo guitar pieces such as Cidade Sol I to expansive full group pieces such as De Roda or A Raposa EO Corvo, Rodrigo has crafted a lush soundworld that rewards together to create a deep listening experience that falls between genres and wilfully defies categorisation. exploration and will appeal to fans of music as diverse as Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, Collocutor, BadBadNotGood, Slint or late Talk Talk, as much as it does to lovers of classic Brazilian music. "

Emílio Maciel:

"In the clarity and elegance of its nine tracks, the music of Rodrigo Tavares in Congo seems to inhabit a very peculiar time and space, where the constructive rigour of the compositions, based on the contraction and expansion of some minimal elements, isn't taking the most basic rock formation as its starting point and the logic proposed by the guitar as its driving force, the resulting delicate plots operate as soundscapes of high evocative power, frames. of a sort of imaginary song that is up to each listener to complete. However, if the intentionally restricted tone palette tends to reinforce (at least at first) a certain resemblance of idyll, it is interesting to note how --again the more Apollonian strata --we hear thumps generated by small incisions of disorder, ranging from the granular plane of off-beat rhythms to the sudden decompression created by the lush vibraphone digressions which unceremoniously take center stage in several passages.

Delivering a difficult balance between order and turbulence, there is no doubt that, ultimately, we can identify in the background a whole arsenal of styles inherited from the Brazilian music tradition, converted here into basic units of a delicate game of permutation, which also clearly answers to the sensation of familiarity that the whole piece produces, similar to that of contemplating a known place from a strange angle or vice versa. Digging unexpected secret passages within the most diverse styles and scenes, from Minimalism to Tom Jobim, from Milton Nascimento to the best of Post-Rock, the success of this equation depends heavily on the close affinity between the musicians involved, whose strength is felt, above all, in how they tactfully dissimulate the difficulty and complexity of their broad repertoire of tricks to produce a tenuous In good measure – and, in fact, this is one of the great, indiscernible zone between the improvised and the written, between event and structure. est charms of this beautiful album – this is why, each time you listen to it, the fist impression of solidity begins to gradually blur into a pleasant sensation of loss of direction, in the same exact movement in which --almost unnoticeably --dichotomies such as the line and the circle, inland and the seaside, not only momentarily abandon their condition of opposites, but also become neighbouring and connected parts of the same seamless fabric. "

Artist: Rodrigo Tavares

Label: Hive Mind Records

Brazilian guitarist Rodrigo Tavares' debut album released on Hive Mind in 2019.

Contains 9 post-rock jazz songs by guitar, electric piano, and vibraphone.

Labels and other works here /// Click here to see more Hive Mind Records releases available at Tobira. 

-----------------------------

Text by Hive Mind:

"Hive Mind Records are delighted to present Congo, the debut album from Brazilian guitarist and composer Rodrigo Tavares.
Maintaining a meditative mood across it's nine instrumental pieces, Congo blends composition and improvisation with subtly experimental yet sophisticated arrangements that evoke the mood and rhythms of classic Brazilian artists such as João Gilberto, Dorival Caymmi, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento and Caetano Veloso.
Rodrigo's work draws on a lifetime of immersive listening and diverse influences, and on Congo we can hear elements of jazz, post rock, minimalist composition and disparate global sounds melt From reverb drenched solo guitar pieces such as Cidade Sol I to expansive full group pieces such as De Roda or A Raposa EO Corvo, Rodrigo has crafted a lush soundworld that rewards together to create a deep listening experience that falls between genres and wilfully defies categorisation. exploration and will appeal to fans of music as diverse as Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society, Collocutor, BadBadNotGood, Slint or late Talk Talk, as much as it does to lovers of classic Brazilian music. "

Emílio Maciel:

"In the clarity and elegance of its nine tracks, the music of Rodrigo Tavares in Congo seems to inhabit a very peculiar time and space, where the constructive rigour of the compositions, based on the contraction and expansion of some minimal elements, isn't taking the most basic rock formation as its starting point and the logic proposed by the guitar as its driving force, the resulting delicate plots operate as soundscapes of high evocative power, frames. of a sort of imaginary song that is up to each listener to complete. However, if the intentionally restricted tone palette tends to reinforce (at least at first) a certain resemblance of idyll, it is interesting to note how --again the more Apollonian strata --we hear thumps generated by small incisions of disorder, ranging from the granular plane of off-beat rhythms to the sudden decompression created by the lush vibraphone digressions which unceremoniously take center stage in several passages.

Delivering a difficult balance between order and turbulence, there is no doubt that, ultimately, we can identify in the background a whole arsenal of styles inherited from the Brazilian music tradition, converted here into basic units of a delicate game of permutation, which also clearly answers to the sensation of familiarity that the whole piece produces, similar to that of contemplating a known place from a strange angle or vice versa. Digging unexpected secret passages within the most diverse styles and scenes, from Minimalism to Tom Jobim, from Milton Nascimento to the best of Post-Rock, the success of this equation depends heavily on the close affinity between the musicians involved, whose strength is felt, above all, in how they tactfully dissimulate the difficulty and complexity of their broad repertoire of tricks to produce a tenuous In good measure – and, in fact, this is one of the great, indiscernible zone between the improvised and the written, between event and structure. est charms of this beautiful album – this is why, each time you listen to it, the fist impression of solidity begins to gradually blur into a pleasant sensation of loss of direction, in the same exact movement in which --almost unnoticeably --dichotomies such as the line and the circle, inland and the seaside, not only momentarily abandon their condition of opposites, but also become neighbouring and connected parts of the same seamless fabric. "

Artist: Rodrigo Tavares

Label: Hive Mind Records