The siren of today’s São Paulo scene and one of Brazil’s most exciting new musical talents, Cibelle draws inspiration from Nina Simone, Tom Jobim, Björk, Suba & Ella Fitzgerald.
A worthy successor to labelmate Bebel Gilberto, her quirky bossa nova-scat is served over immaculately chilled digital beats.
"More adventurous than Bebel Gilberto, more interesting than Morcheeba, more curious than Beth Orton. Tasty." Mojo
Anyone who bought Bebel Gilberto's Tanto Tempo album will find Cibelle's debut a required purchase. The two Brazilians share the same label, boast similarly lush voices and both juxtapose classic bossa nova and samba with contemporary electronic beats. Yet Cibelle has made an even more audacious record, adding elements of nu-jazz, R&B and pop psychedelia to the dazzling mix. Brazilian purists might object to half of the songs being sung in English. but it is only going to aid her crossover cause. Gilberto's Tanto Tempo has become the biggest-selling world music album since Buena Vista Social Club. Cibelle's superb debut has every chance of topping it. * * * * * Nigel Williamson, Times
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Added by Rowstar on January 29, 2008