original rio beach boy marcos valle returns with a brazilian masterpiece. evoking his carioca sound - where expansive orchestral sweep meets beautiful melody and complex harmony - valle mixes perfect romantic bossa-pop with cinematic brass and strings. this new recording explores a six decade career that has swung between pop, bossa nova, delicate psychedelia, jazz, and funk. responsible for bossa classic >summer samba (so nice)< valle has collaborated with leon ware, sarah vaughan, & chicago, seen his track >ele e ela< sampled by jay z for blueprint 3, and his songs recorded by the likes of frank sinatra and bebel gilberto.
swedish composer and multimedia artist marcus fjellstr®ms debut miasmah release follows two critically acclaimed full length albums on lampse (2006s >gebrauchsmusik< and 2005s >exercises in estrangement<). in addition marcus has had several commissioned works requested, leading to him working with, among others, the swedish royal ballet, the scottish chamber orchestra, numerous ensembles, soloists and filmmakers including >salad fingers< creator david firth. currently based in berlin, fjellstr®ms compositions often combine aspects of modern classical composition and arrangement and more avant forms of music, be that acoustic or electronic.