Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cibelle- City People

The city people locked their doors.

The Shine of Dried Electric Leaves was released in May but it's only now entered my top ten releases for the year. Although the Brazilian artist encrusts her music with crackles, wheezes and bleats, it's actually traditional Música Popular Brasileira at its core. Even Cibelle's collaboration with freak-folker Devendra Banhart on a Caetano Veloso cover is conventional. The video is charming. Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina would approve. Cibelle starts a 15-date tour of the United States this week.

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