Overview: In their impressive and ambitious quest to completely reinvent their sound for each new album, los Hermanos this time around opted for a soft, low-key, jazzy, and slightly Djavan-inspired sound. And as expected, this soothing, mellow reincarnation of the group didn't please a large part of their fan base. Not that the music is bad. On the contrary, the album contains several very fine moments. But as a whole, it is so different to los Hermanos' earlier efforts that many listeners simply became disappointed. While the stylistic difference between "Quatro" and the group's three earlier albums is striking, there is much less difference between the individual songs on this album. They all have the same sleepy atmosphere and the calm and tasteful arrangements in common. "Dois Barcos," "Sapato Novo," and "Primeiro Andar" stand out for their complex and beautiful melodies. "Paquet??" has a bossa nova sound to it and "O Vento" catches attention with its light, floating guitar rhythm. The soft, almost lethargic singing of Marcelo Camelo on most of the tracks also strongly contributes to the special atmosphere of the album.
Credits: Aldivas Ayres - Trombone Bruno Batista - A&R, Art Direction Daniel Carvalho - Mixing Daniela Conolly - Art Supervisor Eduardo Morelenbaum - , Arranger, Clarinet Estev??o Cas?? Fernando Catatau - Guitar Fernando Fischgold - Studio Assistant Francisco Soares - Trumpet Igor Ferreira - Studio Assistant Ismael Junior Deoliveira Jota Moraes - Vibraphone Leonardo Moreira - Studio Assistant Luiz??o Dantas - Studio Assistant Marcelo Camelo - Arranger, Baixo, Chant, Group Member, Guitar, Vocals Paschoal Perrota - Arranger Ricardo Garcia - Mastering Rodrigo Amarante - Baixo, Casio, Coro, Graphic Design, Group Member, Guitar, Pintura, Synthesizer Bass, Vocals Sandro Mesquita - Graphic Coordinator Simon Fuller - Executive Producer Stephane San Juan - Percussion Vittor Santos - Trombone
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