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Banda Sonora - Música Para Filmes

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Banda Sonora - Música Para Filmes
Banda Sonora - Música Para Filmes


An earnest insight into the magical mind of one of Brazil's brightest, most inspired musicians. For almost 2 decades DJ Dolores has been at the forefront of Brazilian electronic music. Having been a DJ in the 90s, Helder Aragão made the shift to producing his own music towards the end of the century. He first made a name for himself when he was invited by filmmaker Kleber Medonça to produce the score for his 1997 film 'Enjuaulado'. Dolores also gained notoriety for his monumental contribution to the Mangue Bit movement, both musically (in collaboration with its originators Chico Science and Nação Zumbi) and as the visionary designer behind the 'crabs with brains' that provide the movements' visual identity. Since the late 90s DJ Dolores has experimented with unorthodox electronic sounds which he developed alongside an influx of revolutionary technology, exemplified by his much revered K7 tapes and PC 286 set up in Recife: a city in Brazil's northeast, swarming with a mass of musical and cultural activity. Recife at this time provided the perfect playground for DJ Dolores to foster his talent. Always fascinated by the overlaying nature of the visual and the sonic, DJ Dolores' 'Banda Sonora Música para Filmes' (Soundtrack Music for Movies) is a collection of songs galvanized by various visual sources, from documentaries to fantastic flicks. Each song has its own reflective significance for Dolores, but untied, they act as a journal of his memories connected to his time creating compositions for Brazilian cinema. The album strikes an expert blend of north-eastern roots and contemporary electronica. With traditional violin's, flutes and accordions perched atop stomping traditional rhythms and huge dub bass. The album swirls with delays and echoes, with a number of its tracks including 'Statie Dub' and 'O Amor Vai...' anchored firmly in disorientating dub. Through his use of synths, effects, acoustic instrumentation and vocals, DJ Dolores maintains a distinct level of quirkiness throughout the album which is laced with a charismatic brightness. Tracks like Mulher Rendeira and Suburbio Soul demonstrate Dolores' cinematic musical perspective, which amounts to a tangible sense of communitarian nostalgia and warmth. Winner of Best Music (Melhor Trilha Sonora) at the Gramado Film Festival 2013 for the film Tattoo also nominated for a BBC World Music award in 2004. "DJ Dolores is one of the great innovators of the Latin music scene." The Guardian "Helder Aragao de Melo continues to approach his craft of constructing dance tracks with the focus and precision of a Swiss watchmaker." The Independent "He's never left the Zumbi state of mind; he's merely expanded it beyond belief." XLR8R


  1. Name
  2. Abertura (Narradores De Javé)
  3. Mulher Rendeira
  4. O Amor Vai...
  5. Amor, Plástico E Barulho
  6. Polka Do Cu
  7. Álcool (Bolero Filosófico)
  8. Satie Dub
  9. Subúrbio Soul
  10. Azougue (remake)
  11. O Rosto No Espelho
  12. Setúbal
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