Destiny - Antonio Adolfo

2007-11-01 16:04
Anyway, turns out Antonio Adolfo is the Don of lounge. In the 60s and 70s he was the master of funky Brazilian breaks and beats. His compositions have been recorded and performed by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert.

Destiny is a throwback to the beginning of his career with its distinct retro feel. Almost too distinct. Sometimes it’s like listening to the soundtrack to a really bad 70s gangster film. But aside from that each song is delicately arranged and combines soft percussion, electric guitar solos and sultry vocals provided by his two daughters Carol and Lusia Adolfo. “SOS Amazonas” is probably the most energetic song on the whole album, - if sipping on a Mojito means energetic to you. On the whole Destiny is fun, summery and a must for all lounge music junkies.

- Erica Chidi

If you don’t know the history behind Antonio Adolfo, you’ll probably pass on his latest release Destiny off as more Brazilian lounge music wallpaper. But hey, who would blame you with all that Café del Mar or Afrique stuff cluttering up CD store shelves around the country?

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