(2001) Dois

Cássio Gava

... read moreCássio Gava's second release strikes the listener from the start -- it's an unusual sound. Gava doesn't seem too concerned with contemporary production trends, opting instead for an intense use of real orchestral musicians, which gives his work an aura of originality. His melodies are simple but...

41′:16″ 15 Songs

1
Cássio Gava
Planos
2:27
2
Cássio Gava
Toada
2:45
3
Cássio Gava
Tem Francesa No Morro
2:30
4
Cássio Gava
Oração Para Um Deus Distante
3:05
5
Cássio Gava
Batatas
2:27
6
Cássio Gava
Como Dois E Dois
3:41
7
Cássio Gava
Dia Dia Diá
2:47
8
Cássio Gava
Esperanto
2:07
9
Cássio Gava
Meu Número
3:10
10
Cássio Gava
Samirah
2:04
11
Cássio Gava
O Risco
2:39
12
Cássio Gava
Cume De Mim
2:27
13
Cássio Gava
Louco Era Eu
2:49
14
Cássio Gava
Perfeito
2:48
15
Cássio Gava
O Dom
3:30
Released 05 February 2001, ℗ Dabliu

Review

Cássio Gava's second release strikes the listener from the start -- it's an unusual sound. Gava doesn't seem too concerned with contemporary production trends, opting instead for an intense use of real orchestral musicians, which gives his work an aura of originality. His melodies are simple but communicative. The arrangements (all written by him) curiously evoke the Festivals period, with all that grandiloquence and excessive notes that impede transparency and multidimensionality, making everything sound plain. They would profit from a more simple and economic approach. Also they are too conservative, too diatonic harmonically. Nevertheless, his talent is evident in songs like "Oração Para Um Deus Distante" (Gava), which denotes Edu Lobo influences; "Toada" (lyrics by Zeca Baleiro), with armorial influences in the beautiful and simple melodic line; "Dia Dia Diá" (Gava/J. C. Costa Netto), which has some João Bosco "quotes" in the vocals and violão (Brazilian acoustic guitar) playing, soon giving room for a bossa very much in the Toquinho/Vinícius de Moraes style; "Meu Número" (Fernando Forni/Élio Camalle/Gava), a light pop song with interesting modulations; "O Risco" (Gava), with its very angular melodic line in ballad format; "Louco Era Eu" (Gava), which is inscribed in the very Brazilian valse tradition; and the melody of the frevo "O Dom" (Gava/Luiz Tatit), which supports Tatit's lyrics with simplicity. ~ Alvaro Neder