Monday, June 26, 2006

Cibelle - The Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves

After debuting on the final project from the late Suba, where she lended her warm and sensual voice to the excellent "São Paulo Confessions", Cibelle went on with a solo career, always with the goal to refine her influences and create a new language that she could call her own. And with "The Shine Of Dried Electric Leaves", her second album, we're shown that she's already managed it, with the help of friends such as producers Mike Lindsay, Apollo 9 and former Air house-engineer Yann Arnaud, and guest appearances by Devendra Banhart, Spleen and Seu Jorge - famous for his David Bowie covers heard in the movie The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Coming from Brasil, she now lives in London and this simple fact is actually the best way to describe her music, where cool tropical ambiences are mixed with some electronic micro-sounds that could only be heard in selected London night locations. This results in a melting-pot of different elements that stick together perfectly, with songs in english, portuguese or even french. Searching for sophisticated pop gems that gracefully come out of your speakers? Look no further, this is it.

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