Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Rastilho by Kiko Dinucci, BandCamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
“Recorded on analog tape with an ear to the production techniques of Brazilian records from the ’60s and ’70s… Rastilho explores folk music textures with a chunky, percussive playing style and a taut energy that recalls Kiko’s experience in the city’s punk scene… vivid playing, with rhythmic, resonant thrums”. PITCHFORK
On Rastilho Kiko Dinucci absorbs the lineage of Brazilian guitarists such as Dorival Caymmi, João Gilberto, Baden Powell, Jorge Ben and Gilberto Gil – yet filtered through his uniquely ‘punk’ musical vision.
His style is raw – technically, he seems to attack the guitar strings, lyrically he explores Afro-Brazilian culture, slavery, Brazilian revolutionaries, candomblé and evangelical Christianity.
Dinucci is one the most innovative artists in contemporary Brazilian music – as well as a member of Metá Metá, who combine elements of Brazilian music, candomblé, punk rock and free jazz, he has worked with Tom Zé, Criolo and Elza Soares.
Kiko: “I’ve wanted to make an album dedicated to the guitar for a long time. As a child, I treated it as a toy. In my teens, with my guitar patched with pieces of sellotape, I tried to reproduce heavy rock riffs whilst finding inspiration in the Afro works of Baden Powell and guitars of Dorival Caymmi, João Bosco, Jorge Ben and Gilberto..
released January 21, 2020
Recorded and mixed at Minduca Studio – SP (september and november 2019)
Kiko Dinucci – Vocals, acoustic guitar (nylon strings), production, songs and lirycs.
Dulce Monteiro, Maraísa, Gracinha Menezes and Juçara Marçal – chorus (tracks 02, 04, 05, 09 and 11)
Juçara Marçal – voice (tracks 08 and 10)
Ogi – voice (track 08)
Ava Rocha – voice (track 07)
André Magalhães and Bruno Buarque – recording and mixing
Felipe Tichauer – Mastering at Red Traxx Music – Miami
Pablo Saborido – cover photography – Estúdio Soy Yo
Aline Belfort – profile photography