Lisbon-based musician Gary Corben has released his brand new debut album titled Gods in Brazil. With the help of legendary Brazilian producer Kassin and the rest of their band, they have finally been able to record an entire album inspired by the sounds of Brazil. It’s a rhythmic, feel-good album with intricate compositions filled with sweet guitar and bass-driven grooves and infectious percussion.
The album kicks off with “Puma 72,” a beautiful guitar-driven track that features some colourful strings and infectious drumming. The beautiful rhythms and vocals from the talented singer make for an exciting and melodic track. The beautiful bossa nova groove of “Sorriso de Manhã” is stellar as well, with incredible grooves and an infectious melody and beat. The atmospheric tracks like “Tutti Frutti” are wonderfully composed as well, with slow-paced drums throughout. More dynamic and intricately produced tracks like “Adão Fora do Balanço” and “Shangri La” are other terrific tracks that capture a stunningly beautiful and layered with percussion, rhythmic and overlapping guitar and bass that make it these tracks lively and beautifully melodic. The Brazilian bossa Nova influences is present throughout the entire project, which makes this a really engaging and wonderful listen. Overall Gary Corben comes through with a beautifully textured and engaging album that features some infectious grooves and bossa nova influences that perfectly capture the aura and beauty of Brazilian music.
Listen to Gary Corben’s brand new album Gods in Brazil below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via MAD ABOUT RECORDS.
Thank you for the review Martin. A wonderful surprise. These songs are finally out there after so many years and the feedback is really welcome. Gary