Saudade – Xango EP – Pont Neuf Records

Let’s start with Sohna and its exploration of depth, tone and emotional resonance as Saudade’s probing, rhythms reveal way more about the artists mind-set than any simple genre description ever could. Funk is key to the production of carefully crafted percussion adding fire to the arrangement, but not before the warm swirl of emotional pads subsume you by the breakdown. The punchier drums and keys of O Samba follows with the tempting addition of vocal amid more synthesized intensity as layers build and fall. Keys again feature prominently on As Ondas with stabs cutting deeply, leaving the addictively bizarre twist of O Funk to complete this stunning release with words I can’t quite describe.

Release: June 12

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