A mosaic of lo-fi breaks, cosmic ambient jazz and wonky chromatic funk, the eccentric Brazilian DIY wizard’s debut album ‘Furto’ beautifully pieces together a huge range of seemingly disparate sonic elements.
Residing in Rio de Janeiro, Vasconcelos Sentimento is a self-taught composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. A mosaic of lo-fi breaks, cosmic ambient jazz and wonky chromatic funk, the eccentric Brazilian DIY wizard’s debut album Furto beautifully pieces together a huge range of seemingly disparate sonic elements. Calling himself an “amateur euphoric sound researcher”, he has no formal training in either music theory or production, and it’s simply by following his ear that has led him to creating his debut album for Far Out Recordings. It was his fascination with his fellow countryman, the enigmatic, psychedelic 70s folk artist Jose Mauro, that led the young Vasconcelos Sentimento (real name Guilherme Esteves) to first make contact with Far Out. Coincidentally living in the same region as Mauro, Sentimento managed to track him down and put label boss Joe Davis in touch, after Davis had spent years of what felt like hopeless searching for the man many assumed dead. When Joe and the Far Out team heard Guilhermes’ own music, there was a sense of shock. “It was unlike anything we’d heard before, but it also sounded curiously at home on Far Out. Like it had taken little pieces of different releases from the catalogue, and all the music from the ‘60s onwards that influences everything we do, and recreated all that magic in such an exciting new way”.
A1. Velhas Maos Novos Tapas A2. Ai Meu Deus A3. Passarinho A4. Cama Do Estoque A5. Movimento A6. Burkina A7. Lucca A8. Novo Velho A9. Atraso Granular A10. Tender Strings B1. Marvin Jorge B2. Quebra Coco B3. Doutor Contrafacc¸a~o B4. Jazzlofi Da Morte B5. Batebate B6. Geraldo B7. Brazileiro Com Z B8. Amigão B9. Decepcionado B10.Samora