09 April 2008

Alt Latin THIS!

Had a request for more Latin Alternative sounds, and I hope this will help quench that thirst. I had not heard of 3 Na Massa (not to be confused with 3 Na Bossa) before this disc zipped across my desk like a hummingbird seeking the first nectar of spring. And I still know very little, so perhaps I should let the band do the talking:

3 Na Massa was founded by Rica Amabis, Pupillo and Sucinto Silva aka Dengue in São Paulo. Pupillo and Dengue play drums and bass while Rica is the magic cook, the producer of the trio. This is also where the band name stems from, 3 na massa - 3 in the dough, slang for something that makes your mouth water in expectation of a special treat.3 Na Massa on SoundRoots.org

The idea of 3 na massa came from women. Women talking about their amorous experiences with men -- moments, events that marked their life, whether seduction or desires. The songs are inspired by the sensuality of these stories. They can be happy, entertaining as well as spicy and longing like an erotic adventure in an amusement park. Under the influence of Federico Fellini’s films and the work of Serge Gainsbourg of the 60s and 70s, the music could easily be the soundtrack of the illustrated stories of Millo Manara.

The debut album release is the stories (songs) of 13 different women who collaborated with the trio to create this trip through the large emotional world of women. Lending their voice to the songs are some of Brazil’s favorites: CéU, Nina Miranda, Thalma de Freitas, Karine Carvalho and Alice Braga, among others.

And the sound? ... Here's a track that features vocals by actress Karina Falcao (who, interestingly, played Shorty's wife in a film we've been discussing here recently: City of God / Cidade de Deus).

[mp3] 3 Na Massa-Certa feat. Karina Falcao - Certa Noite
from the album 3 Na Bossa

3 Na Massa myspace

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