“New” Releases

10 May

Four CDs picked up on my last trip to Lisbon in December 2009. All were fairly recent releases at the time. It’s interesting to note the similar design aesthetic; black and white and red remain the dominant colours in the projection of fado in the twenty-first century.

Cover of Katia Guerreiro, "Os Fados do Fado"

Cover of "Goncalo Salgueiro"

Cover of Ana Sofia Varela, "Fados de Amor e Pecado"

Cover of Ana MOura, "Leva-me aos Fados"

The Ana Moura CD has just been given an international release and the next post will consist of a review of the album which I wrote for PopMatters.

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One Response to ““New” Releases”

  1. Foilface May 10, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    It’s a well-observed point that there seems to be a bit too much of a “house style” to album artwork of specific genres nowadays. It would be nice to see people break out of the safety zone with a bit more imagination. I suppose it’s the result of far too much market research among music listeners!

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