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ARTIST
TITLE
Telebossa
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
STAUBDIG 011CD STAUBDIG 011CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/24/2011

This is the debut album on Staubgold from Telebossa. The singularity of Telebossa's music is the result of a stunning interplay between musical cultures and the incessant exploration of samba, jazz and chamber music. In this music, bossa can seem at times very distant while the Donaueschinger Musiktage (where compositions by Chico Mello have been performed) and Kapital Band 1 (Nicholas Bussmann's band project on the Mosz label) can be very close. Both Bussmann and Mello are at home in South America and Europe in equal measures. They combine Brazilian heritage such as Noel Rosa's "Seculo Do Progresso" seamlessly with minimal music, improv and electronica. On their debut album, they have achieved the difficult feat of transporting the spirit and the soul of their live performances into a studio and capture it in a fantastically-produced recording. It's comprised of seven moving songs which tell stories about love and sorrow, about homesickness and wanderlust, about the Kotti (the Kottbusser Tor in Berlin) and the Copacabana. "My first encounter with the music of Telebossa was a plain mp3 file attached to an e-mail from Nicholas Bussmann, which left me curious and skeptical simultaneously. How could it be that two Berlin-based experimental musicians (which is how I had regarded them up until then) could play a Brazilian music, which was equal to that of bossa nova's protagonists like Antônio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso or João Gilberto? What was the source of this irresistible, always deeply melancholic and disarmingly authentic flair, which transported me at once from wintery Berlin to the tropical humidity of Rio de Janeiro?" --Markus Detmer