Weekly Release: Poison Fruit by Ivan Conti

Worldly Rhythms

The Return

Ivan Conti member of the Brazilian Jazz-Funk trio Azymuth is back with his first solo-studio album in 20 years. The percussionist delivers a full-length project that explores in depth electronic music whilst staying true to his samba roots. With references to natural phenomenons, in the titles of the songs and sounds used throughout the album, he introduces many synthetic instrumental aspects such as dreamy keyboards and heavy kick drums coexisting with his traditional musical heritage.

The collision between these two worlds is illustrated by the cover of the album where the Brazilian’s face is separated in two. It is ever-so telling of the album’s will to present a duality. One where ‘old school’ and contemporary elements of music are combined in order to create a complex and intriguing musical sphere. He does this by pushing the boundaries of Jazz and infusing dance music elements into to his percussion…

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Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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