ARTIST: Various Artists
TITLE: ULYSSA Presents: 40% Foda/Maneiríssimo
Musicians Gabriel Pessoa Guerra Calavanti and Lucas Andrade Ramos Caramuru De Paiva started their label 40% Foda/Maneiríssimo (English translation: “40% Dope/Neato”) in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 when they were in their late teens and early 20s respectively. Since then, there have been a few intervals of fluctuating label activity. But, in the last few years, 40% has been firing at a particularly inspired clip. A near monthly churn of minimally designed CD-R releases incorporating deep house a la Larry Heard and Theo Parrish; the smoother edges of ECM jazz; mid-90s video game scores; library music — but all shot through with an exuberance, a sense of humor and of course, the rich, iconic Brazilian jazz of Lo Borges, Hermeto Pascoal, and Milton Nascimento. With Gabriel and Lucas’s blessing, Indiana/Mexico-based label ULYSSA has collected some of their favorite 40% slices spanning its 8-year history. Please use this compilation as a jumping off point into their wonderful, kinetic catalogue.
Visit 40% Foda/Maneiríssimo's Bandcamp page: 40porcentofodabarramaneirissimo.bandcamp.com
Review at Resident Advisor: https://ra.co/reviews/33812