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Sempre

by Marcos Valle

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    A1. Olha Quem Tá Chegando
    A2. Vou Amanhã Saber
    A3. Odisséia
    B1. Minha Romã
    B2. Alma
    B3. Sempre
    B4. Distância

    Includes digital pre-order of Sempre. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around June 28, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    01. Olha Quem Tá Chegando
    02. Minha Romã
    03. Odisséia
    04. Alma
    05. É Você
    06. Vou Amanhã Saber
    07. Distância
    08. Aviso Aos Navegantes
    09. Sempre
    10. Alma (Instrumental)
    11. Minha Romã (Instrumental)

    Includes digital pre-order of Sempre. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    shipping out on or around June 28, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      £9 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Sempre. You get 4 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases June 28, 2019

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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 Marcos Valle releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Sempre, On Line / Bar Ingles (Remixes), Parabéns, Besteiras De Amor (Jazzanova Remixes), Para De Fazer Besteira, 1985/Prefixo/1975 (Theo Parrish, Daz-I-Kue & Budgie Remixes), Estatica, Carioca Soul, and 3 more. , and , .

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1.
2.
Minha Romã
3.
Odisséia
4.
06:26
5.
É Você
6.
Vou Amanhã Saber
7.
Distância
8.
Aviso Aos Navegantes
9.
05:47
10.
11.
Minha Romã (Instrumental)

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The original Rio beach boy returns in style, with a new record of unabashedly feel-good Brazilian party music. Featuring Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros (responsible for some of Brazil’s all-time funkiest low-end licks), a horn section including Valle’s go-to high-trumpeter Jesse Sadoc, and percussion master Armando Marcal, Sempre has all the masterful composition, exceptional musicality, and forward-thinking ideas you’d expect from the Brazilian titan, and it’s fresher than a fruity caipirinha in the Copacabana sunshine.

Updating Marcos Valle’s seminal boogie-era sound, Sempre spans ecstatic disco, cosmic samba, and late-night jazz-funk, drawing obvious comparisons to some of Valle’s late-seventies and early-eighties output. ‘Estrelar’ (1983), for example, an ode to the joy of exercise, has become one of the biggest Brazilian disco hits of all time. But lyrically the new album is more closely reminiscent of Valle’s progressive early seventies’ releases. Heralding love, tolerance and living in the present, while satirising political corruption, the new release recalls a time in which Valle, together with his brother Paulo Sergio, was writing subtly subversive lyrics in order to bypass the censorship imposed by the military dictatorship, which ruled over Brazil between 1964 and 1985.

The album marries compositional genius with pure pop perfection. From the blistering brass arrangements on up-tempo disco hit ‘Olha Quem ta Chegando’ and the infinitely classy ‘Vou Amanhã Saber’, to the nine-minute synth-heavy instrumental funk stepper ‘Odisséia’, which gradually morphs into an interplanetary samba jam, the songs are tightened and given an extra coat of gloss, by London based producer Daniel Maunick (son of Incognito frontman Bluey). More moments of boogie delight come in the form of ‘Minha Roma’ (a musical nod to the famed ‘Estrelar’), and the sunshine anthem title-track ‘Sempre’.

Translating as ‘Ever’, Sempre is a testament to the continual drive for development and reinvention that has defined Marcos Valle’s astounding six-decade career. Ever changing, ever moving forward, he began as one of the second-wave of early bossa nova composers in the sixties, writing the world famous bossa standard ‘Summer Samba (So Nice)’ for his sophomore album ‘Samba 68’. After a brief stint in the States, Valle returned to Brazil, and the early ’70s saw the release of four ground-breaking Valle albums which incorporated progressive rock, psychedelic influences, pop, jazz, soul and cinematic arrangements. These albums would see Valle work alongside a number of hugely influential Brazilian bands, including Milton Nascimento’s backing band Som Imaginaro, the prog-rock band O Terco and jazz funk legends Azymuth. Returning back to the US in ‘75, Valle resided in LA, writing music for the likes of Eumir Deodato, Airto Moreira, Chicago, Sarah Vaughn and Leon Ware, before returning to Brazil once more, where after releasing a handful of hit pop records, he took a hiatus from recording.

Since the mid-nineties, Marcos Valle has been experiencing a renaissance with Far Out, where his approach to music has remained, as always; decidedly open to new influences, possibilities and technologies. Sempre is Marcos Valle’s fifth album for the label, following 2010’s critically acclaimed Estatica.

Just in time for summer, Sempre is out on Vinyl LP, CD and digitally 28th June 2019 on Far Out Recordings, and Marcos Valle and band will be touring Europe in May/June.

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releases June 28, 2019

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The renaissance man of Brazilian pop. Marcos Valle is one of the very greatest and most important composers, arrangers, writers and performers in Brazilian history.

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