Banda Sonora Musica Para Filmes


2014 release. For almost two decades DJ Dolores has been at the forefront of Brazilian electronic music. Having been a DJ in the '90s, Helder Aragão made the shift to producing his own music towards the end of the century. He first made a name for himself when he was invited by filmmaker Kleber Medonça to produce the score for his 1997 film Enjuaulado. Dolores also gained notoriety for his monumental contribution to the Mangue Bit movement, both musically (in collaboration with its originators Chico Science and Nação Zumbi) and as the visionary designer behind the "crabs with brains" that provide the movements' visual identity. Since the late '90s, DJ Dolores has experimented with unorthodox electronic sounds which he developed alongside an influx of revolutionary technology, exemplified by his much revered K7 tapes and PC 286 set up in Recife: a city in Brazil's northeast, swarming with a mass of musical and cultural activity. Recife at this time provided the perfect playground for DJ Dolores to foster his talent. Always fascinated by the overlaying nature of the visual and the sonic, DJ Dolores's Banada Sonora Música Para Filmes ("Soundtrack Music for Movies") is a collection of songs galvanized by various visual sources, from documentaries to fantastic flicks. Each song has its own reflective significance for Dolores, but untied, they act as a journal of his memories connected to his time creating compositions for Brazilian cinema. The album strikes an expert blend of north-eastern roots and contemporary electronica. With traditional violins, flutes and accordions perched atop stomping traditional rhythms and huge dub bass. The album swirls with delays and echoes, with a number of its tracks including "Statie Dub" and "O Amor Vai..." anchored firmly in disorientating dub. Through his use of synths, effects, acoustic instrumentation and vocals, DJ Dolores maintains a distinct level of quirkiness throughout the album which is laced with a charismatic brightness. Tracks like "Mulher Rendeira" and "Suburbio Soul" demonstrate Dolores's cinematic musical perspective, which amounts to a tangible sense of communitarian nostalgia and warmth.