Their judiciously reverberant sound and over the top arrangements illuminate Mente Clara’s carefully considered contrasts, bringing welcome vibrancy and presence to the performances. No notes are necessary here. The music of this disc provides an attractive entry-point to one of the most inventive bands that I have heard in a long time.
I don’t think there’s any doubt that Hermeto likely enjoyed this experimentation. Acid forró or forró jazz or whatever you want to call it, the music of Mente Clara is lively to say the least. These guys struck gold with their sound and repertoire choices.
This Tex-Braz blend results in a dynamic rhythmic attack that keeps to abiding, easy-to-please grooves. A fun personality to this electro-acoustic set.