Kassin+2 â€“ Furismo / 2008 Luaka Bop / 17 Tracks / http://www.luakabop.com /
This is the third album by the +2sÂ (each member of this trio has had an album named after them), and it becomes obvious that the act is hitting on all cylinders. Where we live in a period of song titles that have little to do with the song themselves, the opening salvo (â€œTranquiloâ€) perfectly matches the title condition. The blend of samba and surf music brings individuals back to an earlier place in popular music, but there is a focus to Kassin +2 that makes the band germane to current music discussion. â€œO Seu Lugarâ€ continues the same sedate style of music, but the vocals take a more focal point in the track.
This slight shift in the sound of Kassin +2 during this track ensures that the band will not be painted into a corner, and that the act can go virtually anywhere with the next fifteen tracks. The third track of â€œFurismoâ€ is â€œEsquecidoâ€, bringing in a more lively style to the disc. The sometimes jarring compositions present during â€œEsquecidoâ€ ultimately calms into something emotive and bass-heavy; the vocals continue calming the composition and inserting just the right amount of â€œcoolâ€.
â€œQuando Nara riâ€ brings another shift in sound, this time inserting an electronic element to Kassin+2â€™s sound. Despite the fact that all of the tracks are sang in Portuguese (as the act is from
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