|PLAY ORDER||ARTIST||SONG TITLE||ALBUM TITLE||TIME||LABEL||COUNTRY||YEAR|
|1||YellowLine Music||Sage Notion||Transiterate||3.56||Self Released||USA||2011|
|2||Gimu||Days Beginning At Lunch Time||A Season In Your Soul||4.08||Self Released||Brazil||2011|
|3||Signal Hill||Wintersea||Distance||5.58||Self Released||USA||2011|
|4||El Ten Eleven||Indian Winter||It’s Still A Secret||4.42||Self Released||USA||2010|
|5||Euphoria||Letter From Winter||Fluidify||4.11||Self Released||Japan||2011|
|7||3epkano||Cat Strings||Hans The Reluctant Wolf Juggler||4.57||Smiling Politely Records||Ireland||2011|
|8||Umber||Earth Feet, Lifted – Part 2||Earth Feet, Lifted||4.59||Hawk Moon Records||England||2011|
|9||Kalouv||Sky Swimmer||Sky Swimmer||7.09||Sinewave Net Label||Brazil||2011|
|10||Kalouv||Avec…?||Sky Swimmer||5.42||Sinewave Net Label||Brazil||2011|
RECORD OF THE WEEK
Founded in Recife, Brazil, in the beginning of 2010, Kalouv is an encounter of ten hands that produce instrumental music, making use of the many musical memories that each one of them have. They are:
Bruno Saraiva – Keyboards,
Saullo Mesquita – Guitar
Túlio Albuquerque – Guitar
Basílio Queiroz – Bass
Rennar Pires – Drums
Their musicality is expressed by many characteristics from post-rock, ambient and progressive rock – with guitars full of delay and reverb, distorted riffs, beautiful piano themes and high doses of ambience – but they also carry with themselves the many influences from Brazil and their city, Recife, with a rich musical culture.
In may of 2010, with only two demos recorded, the band received many concert opportunities, that included one show in the Centro Cultural do Sol, with the band Labirinto, Grito Rock, which is a set of concerts that happen in all America Latina, and many others shows.
SKY SWIMMER – Finishing a cycle initiated in January of 2011, the band releases its first official record, the disk Sky Swimmer. The work is shared freely by the net label Sinewave, known by their constant support with many Brazilian experimental bands like S.O.M.A., Herod Layne, Elma, team.radio., and many others.
The album was produced and mixed by the producer Diogo Guedes and mastered by Don Grossinger, who has a history of working with many huge projects, like Pink Floyd or Flaming Lips. The art is in the hands of the talented illustrator Ianah Maia.
In 36 minutes – distributed in 7 tracks – , the listener can experience the same sensation of the central character in the cover, justifying the title Sky Swimmer, referring to the freedom of creation that this first work could provide.