Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mísia, Garras Dos Sentidtos, Detour

Roughly speaking, the title means "clutches of the senses" and the senses here seem to be capturing inputs that lead to melancholy, perhaps over loves, life, a litany of things gone, which is to say it has the true feeling of saudade at the roots of traditional fado. The instrumentation is likewise fairly traditional, heavy on the guitarras, but also including an accordion, giving it a French musette feel in spots, and piano. Less modernistic than some of her other stuff, I like it, and she projects her voice strongly throughout, sounding more like a fadista than a pop singer.

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