Mira, un Lobo! — Heart Beats Slow
(Tapete TR337, 2016, CD/LP)
by Henry Schneider, Published 2016-06-27
Mira, un Lobo! is the musical project of Portuguese artist Luis F. de Sousa as a means of dealing with unemployment, crises, and depression. Mira, un Lobo! allowed him to drift away from his day-to-day trials and tribulations. The result is the new album Heart Beats Slow, a title sounding more like a Tim Bowness album. Unlike Bowness, Heart Beats Slow is a collection of ten electronica songs, some of which are quite melodic and cinematic. A point of reference might be Godspeed You! Black Emperor, as the music can be quite cyclic and ambient. A couple of the songs, “New Born Killer” and “Suffocation,” deviate a bit as they are based around drones and analog sounds. Overall the music is introspective and relaxing. The title track stands out from the beginning with baby talking and ambient piano. Perhaps the best track is the catchy melodic instrumental “Spaceman” that is both cinematic and cosmic. Not only did de Sousa find release in his music, his music as catharsis approach provides soothing music for the soul.
Related artist(s): Mira, un Lobo!
Soft Machine Set to Release New Music – It's been 50 years since The Soft Machine changed the face of music with their first album. Their blend of psychedelic rock and jazz was unique, and while the band went through many changes before disbanding in 1981 — by which time there were no original members remaining — they remained an innovative force with a style all their own. » Read more
7d Surfaces Happy Rhodes Back Catalog – We've covered singer Happy Rhodes before, both for her solo work and recently with The Security Project, but her 11 albums have been hard to track down. Until now. 7d features high-quality downloads of all her releases, and several of them are also available on CD. » Read more
Fred Chalenor RIP – We have news of another sad passing in the world of creative music. Bassist Fred Chalenor, whose creativity featured on albums by Tone Dogs, Caveman Shoestore, and many more, died on June 23, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Tributes have poured in from the many musicians and fans whose lives he touched. » Read more