One of the best parts of living in my neighbourhood in Toronto is it’s super easy access to Soundscapes, my favorite record store. It’s a rare day that I leave there without buying not only what I went in for but usually one or two other things I’ve never heard of as well.
My latest previously unheard obsession came from a tip from David Myles, who I seem to be telepathically linked to musically. If he says buy it, I do, that day, and generally get my mind blown. It’s a compilation called “Brazil Bossa Beat : The Story of Elenco Records, Brazil“. Just to be clear, this isn’t your played out Girl From Ipanema ( no offence to Stan Getz, his tone is amazing). It’s 23 songs that are super exciting, challenging, and recorded with pretty astounding quality of sound. The cd version comes with a beautiful full color booklet explaining the fascinating history of the label and more about it’s aesthetic and artists, and is actually really inspiring. Anyway, that’s the musical public service announcement for the week. Go buy a record yes?