|Baptista, Cyro / Love The Donkey|
|Album:||Love The Donkey||Collection:||World|
|Add Date:||2006-10-22||Pull Date:||2006-12-24||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||24 Dec||17 Dec||10 Dec||3 Dec||26 Nov||19 Nov||12 Nov||5 Nov|
|1.||Thu, 01 Aug 19:||Global Ginga|
|4.||Thu, 29 May 08:||Barbara Anne|
The Courtesy Flush
|2.||Wed, 25 Feb 15:||Labiba|
|5.||Wed, 28 May 08:||mike|
Baptism of Solitude
|3.||Wed, 31 Dec 14:||Labiba|
|6.||Wed, 20 Dec 06:||chizzy|
Eran Mukamel f. Pung, chizzyti, Bunky & Squink (written word)
Baptista, Cyro – Love the Donkey (Tzadik)|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/16/06
Eclectic energetic percussion-driven music headed by brazilian-born percussion maestro. Most of it’s got a great syncopated beat, even if the beat doesn’t sit still long, but there are also elements of jazz and some definitely experimental sounds. Check this out!
No FCCs. I know the world doesn’t REALLY need another cover of Immigrant Song, but track 10 really is the wildest…
1. **starts with a few seconds of muted bull roarers, then upbeat midtempo Carneval-parade type percussion. Several time changes, odd megaphone vocals.
2. ***interesting beaten-string instrument, somewhat uptempo and very energetic with lots of instrumentation and chorus.
3. ***Somewhat uptempo, energetic. Male vocals, mostly repetitive. Funky beat, nice horn section. Switches to midtempo reggae bubble exactly halfway through, keeps big Brazilian percussion and jazzy horns.
4. **Uptempo and upbeat. Male yelling and lots of percussion, a bit of goofy speeded up vocals. Jazzy horn solo. Switches to chaos for last several seconds.
5. ***Jazzy bass intro, lots of hand percussion (literally) – way cool, daddy-o!
6. ***Hendrixish guitar and drumline drums, then uptempo instrumental party romp.
7. **Kiddie squeals and blown bottlenecks. Wacky! Whoops and other odd instruments added in later.
8. **Flutes and big drums, some yelling. Another odd but cool track!
9. ****Buzzing noises, bells, cuicas – absolutely gonzo! Oh, there’s a digeridoo – makes sense! Lots of time signature changes.
10. *****Accordion-based café lament – YIKES! IMMIGRANT SONG! IT REALLY IS!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!
11. *Coloratura violin for almost a minute and a half, then a folksy dance with not much bottom end. Bit of almost rap, and female spoken word in Brazilian. Nothing stays simple with these guys…
12. ***rubber band and shimmy koko bop, a bit uptempo and bit funky cool. Electric guitar and horns go well with rubber bands, somehow. Ah, nice cuica chorus…
13. **cacophony of odd spoken word, thrumming and tap dancing.
14. *Handclaps and hand drums and spoken percussion
|3.||Rio De Jamaica||10.||Immigrant Song|
|4.||Forró For All||11.||Maria Teresa|
|5.||Tap On The Cajon||12.||Olivia - Step On The Roach|
|6.||Frevo De Rua||13.||Movie Screen|