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«Clorofila Azul is Hugo Santos, a talented multimedia artist from Porto with a major degree in Painting and a couple of minor ones in design, acting and several other stuff among the Arts. This release is the first of a two volume set to be released at test tube. This first one covers some of the best works Hugo has done using voice sampling and/or singing himself over, and the second volume will cover his instrumental works. Both volumes are the result of a personal selection (mine and Hugo's) taken from more than sixty tracks worth of CD's he recorded from 2000 to 2004.
It is fair to say that Clorofila Azul's early works were strongly influenced by late nineties IDM. The use of ambient textures and sincopated/truncated beats in 'Revisitado' two volume set reveals it clearly. But we can also discover other curious things from listening to this collection. Hugo expresses himself in two major styles: Sampling based work, mostly comical/funny use of radio recorded samples over repeated fat IDM beats, like in 'Optimismos na Europa', 'Agostinho' and 'Ocorreram dois Acidentes'. These tracks use portuguese voice samples; The other major style is a more introspective, emotional one: Hugo slows down the Bpms, adds some textured keyboard and soft bass lines and sings in english/portuguese about broken hearts and lost lovers, like in 'I love your soft skin under the moonlight', 'One night stand' or 'If you could only love me'.
The two different approaches together make up for an interesting trip into the human side of Clorofila Azul (portuguese for Blue Chlorophyll). Stay tuned for next release, coming up in early September.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Optimismos na Europa ........................................................... pt us
[5'44'' • 10,0Mb • VBR]
02 • And for ever more ................................................................... pt us
[1'25'' • 1,86Mb • VBR]
03 • I love your soft skin under the moonlight .............................. pt us
[4'41'' • 7,37Mb • VBR]
04 • We have nothing to fear ......................................................... pt us
[2'24'' • 3,08Mb • VBR]
05 • One night stand ...................................................................... pt us
  [4'27'' • 6,90Mb • VBR]    
06 • Ritex ........................................................................................ pt us
  [0'16'' • 0,26Mb • VBR]    
07 • Agostinho ................................................................................ pt us
  [3'52'' • 5,81Mb • VBR]    
08 • I am a cloud in the open sky ................................................... pt us
  [5'10'' • 7,88Mb • VBR]    
09 • If you could only love me ........................................................ pt us
  [1'40'' • 2,69Mb • VBR]    
10 • Ocorreram dois acidentes ....................................................... pt us
  [4'47'' • 7,09Mb • VBR]    
11 • I'm dreaming with you tonight .............................................. pt us
  [4'19'' • 6,43Mb • VBR]    
12 • (hidden track) ......................................................................... pt us
  [5'31'' • 7,83Mb • VBR]    
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 3,27Mb]    
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 69,8Mb]    

Reviews:

«Une pochette plutôt sympa. Un début d'album qui débute bien... Clorofila Azul semble faire dans l'électro assez accessible (glitchs, rythmiques classiques, thème de basse, samples politiques ou personnels). Je ne comprends pas la langue, mais tout cela s'écoute. 'And for ever more' propulse le côté agréable un peu plus loin. Mais, ce serait presque commercial, dis-donc? Tout n'est pas égal. J'ai zappé certains morceaux, non pas qu'ils sont mal foutus mais plutôt que l'impression de déjà entendu s'infiltre trop devant parfois. Globalement, Clorofila Azul propose un travail assez convaincant, notamment en ce qui concerne les rythmiques en boucles. Test Tube annonce déjà la sortie d'un deuxième opus en septembre prochain, plus instrumental cette fois.»
- LaFresto / February 27, 2007

«Mais novidades Test Tube...
Hoje é Hugo Santos e o seu projecto Clorofilia Azul. Primeiro de um conjunto de dois volumes a editar pela Test Tube, neste, Hugo Santos revisita a sua obra (2000-2004) com temas onde a palavra é um elemento presente; o segundo será apenas instrumental (ambos com selecção de Pedro Leitão e Hugo Santos).
A palavra e a mensagem. Para além da electrónica forte, batida, é a voz de Hugo Santos e o muito sampling, diversificado, curioso em alguns casos - confiram vocês mesmos, que torna invulgar parte da arte deste "Revisitado (com Voz)".
São 12 faixas a experimentar, já!»
- Rui Dinis [A Trompa] / February 20, 2007

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