Saturday, January 7, 2017

Azevedo Silva – Autista (2008)



  • Indie folk 
  • Singer-songwriter 
  • Alt-folk 
  • Folk indie
  • Art rock 
  • Fado

Comment: Azevedo Silva is a 34-year old troubadour from Lisboa, Portugal and it is his third issue being issued 8 years ago. At Bandcamp one can find out 8 albums in total. All these songs are in Portuguese and because of having no knowledge in this language I have the only chance to concentrate on sounds and harmonic and melodic aspects. All the concept used to focus on smouldering guitar play (even if it contains more acute and incisive dodges) with soulful singing being accompanied by some becalmed rhythms, affecting glockenspiel chords, spatial sonic and reversed effects, and some compelling arpeggios here and there. Although it does not contain much effects while being embedded within a calm cast those effects makes more difference because of it. For me, it is a quite genuine listening session because this Portuguese version of indie folk music does mean poignant guitar chords being intermingled with some fado undercurrents. Let`s call it a Portuguese version of Americana to draw parallels with bands over the Atlantic Ocean. In a word, it is a very fine listening time. 
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