Album artwork for Vagarosa by Ceu

ceu's 'vagarosa' is an electrifying follow-up to her self-titled debut two years ago. she has honed her craft considerably, experimenting with a variety of sounds. her debut was perfect coffee shop music - this one is more dreamlike, with the moog and the hammond organ. imagine bat for lashes' 'two suns' if it had a samba / reggae beat. 'vagarosa' is perfect for lounging and dreaming. 'vagarosa' opens with the simple 'sobre o amor e seu trabalho silencioso' - it's basically a duet between ceu and her guitarist. 'cangote' has a rippling reggae beat. the mellotron is featured in 'comadi.' 'nascente' has a strong horn section, with a retro sound to it. ceu has rightly been equated with gal costa, the diva of brazil's psychedelic tropicalista movement. 'grains de beaute' has a simple, acoustic beauty. 'ponteiro' evokes carnival music. 'rosa menina rosa' is lilting and dreamlike. the closing, 'espaconave' samples amazon rainforest sounds. the riffs are reminiscent of santana's jam sessions. 'vagarosa' is hardly a sophomore slump. it's psychedelic samba! venture into this colourful rainforest of music.

Ceu

Vagarosa

Album artwork for Vagarosa by Ceu
CD

£11.99

Released 02/11/2009Catalogue Number

6570361160

Ceu

Vagarosa

Album artwork for Vagarosa by Ceu
CD

£11.99

Released 02/11/2009Catalogue Number

6570361160

ceu's 'vagarosa' is an electrifying follow-up to her self-titled debut two years ago. she has honed her craft considerably, experimenting with a variety of sounds. her debut was perfect coffee shop music - this one is more dreamlike, with the moog and the hammond organ. imagine bat for lashes' 'two suns' if it had a samba / reggae beat. 'vagarosa' is perfect for lounging and dreaming. 'vagarosa' opens with the simple 'sobre o amor e seu trabalho silencioso' - it's basically a duet between ceu and her guitarist. 'cangote' has a rippling reggae beat. the mellotron is featured in 'comadi.' 'nascente' has a strong horn section, with a retro sound to it. ceu has rightly been equated with gal costa, the diva of brazil's psychedelic tropicalista movement. 'grains de beaute' has a simple, acoustic beauty. 'ponteiro' evokes carnival music. 'rosa menina rosa' is lilting and dreamlike. the closing, 'espaconave' samples amazon rainforest sounds. the riffs are reminiscent of santana's jam sessions. 'vagarosa' is hardly a sophomore slump. it's psychedelic samba! venture into this colourful rainforest of music.