Caravela - OrlaNone More Records
"Orla", the full length debut from Caravela is filled with sublime Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Vocalist Ines Loubet Franco's warm and melodic vocals enanate from her native Portuguese to her recent experiences in Brazil. There's a purity to her voice that few can match. When you combine that with the band's driving percussive rhythms you have an intoxicating mix to quench your musical palette. "Vale Do Capao" blossoms with hypnotic electric guitar rhythms from Telmo Souza that simmer while Jansen Santana's percussion will immediately lift your spirits. "Um E Melo" is a slow burning delight that features emotive spoken word from Dizraeli. The seven track release is laced with organic grooves that speak to social issues from Brazil to Cape Verde. This superb release demonstrate a deep rhythmic palette that will take you on glorious ride. Don't miss it.
Reg Dancy, 05/21