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NEW ALBUM: RODRIGO LEÃO ‎~ O Método
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RODRIGO LEÃO ‎~ O Método

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Beautiful, unusual music by this Portuguese composer about whom I knew nothing before today. Modern classical with ambient moments (Discogs says jazz which I don't get) – a lot of piano and electronic elements, some tracks are instrumental, some vocal/ese – all extraordinarily elegant and expressive; cerebral yet with an underlying yearning, melancholy element reminiscent of, while nothing at all like fado - saudade. I loved it.

Here’s a link to Rodrigo Leão’s website and his words about how the whole thing came about. http://www.rodrigoleao.pt/en/album-music/o-metodo/

A sung track in collaboration with a young Italian composer, Federico Albanese, and Danish vocalist Casper Clausen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqsCZgz6g6o

The title track …



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music did mothing for me.
interesting cover art though.
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When I was in Madeira a couple of years back I could only get there via Lisbon. Apparently there are only certain pilots who are allowed to land at Madeira airport because of cross winds and a fairly short runway. Anyway because I had to go via Lisbon I decided to spend a couple of days there and by chance they had a Fado Festival on the go in the old town. I rented an apartment right round the corner from the main stage in the Old Quarter. Fado is very much an 'in the moment' type of music - like jazz. It's best listened to live. Very vibrant sort of music. But also very emotional and soulful. Bought about 5 CD's of Fado music when I was there. And I have to say Portugal is a fantastic country to visit. People are really polite and friendly and they leave you alone to do your own thing which is rare for a place that sees a lot of tourists. It is also the cheapest holiday I have ever had in Europe. To get to Shannon airport from my home, which is not that far away, cost more than a three day guided tour of Madeira, including a catamaran trip to see the dolphins out at sea. Excellent value for money. I met a lot of Portuguese people who had lived in SA for many years but all left once the new government took over. And you have not had real fish n chips till you've tasted the Madeiran variety. Much better than anything I have ever had in SA, the UK or Ireland. Must try to get back someday. Oh yes that reminds me - the fishermen eat steak with a coffee sauce on top (can't remember the name) when they return to the harbor after being out on the waters all night. An acquired taste for sure!      

http://www.thedragonskitchen.com/2012/10...sauce.html

Just noticed the birdsong again this morning. Much clearer without all the usual bloody traffic noise. Makes a nice change.
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#4
yup,
went to Portugal when I was a lot younger (around 8 or 9),it still sticks in my mind, as does Malta and Morocco.

anyway,
funny you mention 'real fish and chips",
the best ones made here are made by the Italians IMO.
that said, theres a good place just down the road from me and they are Asian.
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(07-04-2020, 21:19)CRAZY-HORSE Wrote: music did mothing for me.
interesting cover art though.

I'd have fallen over if you'd said you liked it!  Big Grin
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(08-04-2020, 05:57)Jerome Wrote: When I was in Madeira a couple of years back I could only get there via Lisbon. Apparently there are only certain pilots who are allowed to land at Madeira airport because of cross winds and a fairly short runway. Anyway because I had to go via Lisbon I decided to spend a couple of days there and by chance they had a Fado Festival on the go in the old town. I rented an apartment right round the corner from the main stage in the Old Quarter. Fado is very much an 'in the moment' type of music - like jazz. It's best listened to live. Very vibrant sort of music. But also very emotional and soulful. Bought about 5 CD's of Fado music when I was there. And I have to say Portugal is a fantastic country to visit. People are really polite and friendly and they leave you alone to do your own thing which is rare for a place that sees a lot of tourists. It is also the cheapest holiday I have ever had in Europe. To get to Shannon airport from my home, which is not that far away, cost more than a three day guided tour of Madeira, including a catamaran trip to see the dolphins out at sea. Excellent value for money. I met a lot of Portuguese people who had lived in SA for many years but all left once the new government took over. And you have not had real fish n chips till you've tasted the Madeiran variety. Much better than anything I have ever had in SA, the UK or Ireland. Must try to get back someday. Oh yes that reminds me - the fishermen eat steak with a coffee sauce on top (can't remember the name) when they return to the harbor after being out on the waters all night. An acquired taste for sure!      

http://www.thedragonskitchen.com/2012/10...sauce.html

Just noticed the birdsong again this morning. Much clearer without all the usual bloody traffic noise. Makes a nice change.

I have a few friends who live in Portugal now and some who are still planning to go - or were - who knows anymore! Some interesting mountainous areas to the north as well, from photos I've seen. That sauce sounds similar to a mole which is also an acquired taste. Hmmm - prefer my coffee freshly ground and brewed, I think!!

Re birdsong, came across this today - https://coneixelriu.museudelter.cat/ocells.php
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