Outro Lado

Outro Lado

<I>Outro Lado </I> could be perceived as either an album that draws and relates the history of contemporary dance by the use of Brazilian rhythm, or a pastiche of western influences from a Latino perspective. However, discovering that lead vocalist Lilian Viera is Brazilian, yet moved to Amsterdam to join production duo Stefan Kunger and Stefan Schmid, you realise it's probably a bit of both. Viera's sweet yet forceful vocal determines the direction on polished and tweaked tracks like "Maracatu Atomico" and although Schmid and Kruger place a bossa shuffle, d&b patter or chunky hip-hop break, they always complement the lead with at least a minimum of shakers to remind us of where the roots of the album lie. Hence it becomes clear with "No Bar Do Samba" a comic exotic skit and the rare groove of title track "Outo Lado" that the rhetoric is definitely an agenda you'll recognise although through slightly different "global" glasses.--<I> Found Sounds </I>