Released: Jul 2009
Label: Six Degrees
Brazilians not only craft beautiful music, they also have a penchant for expansive, yet luxurious, experimentation. CeU's second album builds on her bestselling debut by bringing even more reggae, indie rock and trip-hop elements into her organic bossa nova and Brazilian folk sound. The dream-pop, guitar-driven "Rosa Menina Rosa" (the only cover on the set) is a highlight, but the strength of this set is in how well CeU and her crew put together an entire album experience, particularly in an age when single-song downloads dominate.