CALMON, WALDIR - AIRPORT LOVE THEME/AFRO SOM

CALMON, WALDIR - AIRPORT LOVE THEME/AFRO SOM

7" (7" Single/EP)

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Label: MR. BONGO

Release date: 12/02/2021

Barcode: 7119691270876

Catalog no.: BRZ450000085

Item ID: 502839

Taken from Waldir Calmon's 'Waldir Calmon E Seus Multisons' album on Copacabana (1970), from looking at this unassuming record cover featuring a middle-aged man sporting an impressive pair of glasses you wouldn't expect it to become the fabric to one of the songs from the iconic Madvillain album. But... like many things in life, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. 'Airport Love Theme', like its name suggests, falls into full-on lounge territory. It's feel-good music made to be the soundtrack for a utopian world that never really was. Yet behind the silky-smooth groove is an addictive earworm waiting to be heard. 'Afro Son' taken from the same album, pushes things in a different direction towards a sound that is more firmly rooted in the Brazilian tradition. This quirky '60s breakbeat/funk groove is reminiscent of French artist Jean Jacques Perrey's 'E.V.A.', also from 1970, in its melody and backbeat, where the Moog synthesizer of Perrey is replaced with a more orchestrated sound by Calmon. This track is magical, cinematic and breakbeat-laden with a hidden unknown exoticism.

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