|Vinyl LP (incl. DL code) From an artist in their seventies, you probably wouldn't expect to hear an album like this. But Brazilian drumming legend Ivan 'Mamão' Conti has been experimenting and innovating for the last half a century.Take a bite of Mamão's psychoactive Papaya and join the maestro on a weird and wonderful stroll through the Brazilian jungle.
A3 Poison Fruit
B2 Que Legal
B3 Ecos Da Mata
B5 Ilha Da Luz
"Bacurau" is featured in RA New Tracks: "Widely considered one of the best drummers in Brazil, the Azymuth member strikes out alone with his first solo album in more than 20 years." - https://www.residentadvisor.net/tracks/937215
Via SC https://soundcloud.com/faroutrecs/ivan-mam-o-conti-bacurau
Album teaser https://soundcloud.com/faroutrecs/ivan-mamao-conti-poison-fruit-album-teaser/s-mmIik
From an artist in their seventies, you probably wouldn’t expect to hear an album like this. But Brazilian drumming legend Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti has been experimenting and innovating for the last half a century. As one third of cult Rio jazz-funk trio Azymuth, Mamão was at the root of the group’s ‘samba doido’ (crazy samba) philosophy, which warped the traditional samba compass with jazz influences and space age electronics. Even with his lesser known jovem guarda group The Youngsters, Mamão was experimenting with tapes and delays to create unique, ahead-of-its-time sounds, way back in the sixties. More recently Mamão recorded an album with hip-hop royalty Madlib under the shared moniker ‘Jackson Conti’.
With his first album in over twenty years, and the first to be released on vinyl since his 1984 classic The Human Factor, Mamão shares his zany carioca character across eleven tracks of rootsy electronic samba and tripped out jazz, beats and dance music. Featuring Alex Malheiros and Kiko Continentino on a number of tracks, the Azymuth lifeblood runs deep, but venturing into the modern discotheque (as Mamão would call it), Poison Fruit also experiments with sounds more commonly associated with house and techno, with the help of London based producer Daniel Maunick (aka Dokta Venom) and Mamão's son Thiago Maranhão.
Take a bite of Mamão’s psychoactive Papaya and join the maestro on a weird and wonderful stroll through the Brazilian jungle.
United by a love for the music of Mamão and Azymuth, the CD and digital edition also feature remixes and dubs from some of today’s most forward-thinking producers with a penchant for percussion, including IG Culture, the 22a crew, Max Graef and Glenn Astro.
“Widely considered one of the best drummers in Brazil, the Azymuth member strikes out alone with his first solo album in more than 20 years.” Resident Advisor
“One of the artists who helped pushed Brazilian music into cosmic realms” The Vinyl Factory
“Ivan ‘Mamão’ Conti is a vital thread within the fabric of Brazilian music.” Ransom Note
“Man, this album sounds good.” J.Rocc
“sooo good” Moses Boyd
“This Project is nothing but Fire!!!” Byron The Aquarius
“The new Ivan Conti album is the best album of 2019. If you’re releasing an album next year I suggest postponing until 2020!” Born Cheating (Tiffs Joints)
“it’s very good album and mixed.” Toshio Matsuura (Inter FM / Worldwide FM)
“This is stunning” Laurent Garnier
Really love this!!! Rebecca Vasmant (BBC Radio Scotland / Worldwide FM)
“Love this!!! I'll be jazz-fusion dancing all day today :)” Mad Mats (BBE)
“Pure class, nice” John Osbourne (Jazz FM)
"Needed ! New !! Today !! Looking forward !! Not everything amazing is old !!!" Irfan Rainy (Rainy City Music)
“If it says Ivan Conti, it's rocketed to prominent placement in the mix straightaway! Seriously though, if it says Far Out, it spurs the same treatment.” Luke Andrew (KFAI)
“Genuinely soulful and intensely cool - love this project!” Marcia Carr (Rinse FM / Mi Soul)
“such a dope LP, great, will play for sure” Alex Attias (Visions Recordings / LillyGood Party!)
“Loving these tracks , especially Bacurau” Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonic)
“Conti prefers to keep it fresh musically speaking. He never had any problems with electronica. Hats off to Mamao.” Michael Moehring (Tonart Magazine)
“This is fantastic.” Junior (Eavesdrop Radio)
“LOVE THE RELEASE!” Volcov
“I love this album its dope! … varied with a strong percussive accent throughout” EVM128
“Exciting” Nuno Dos Santos
“Nice” Jean-Marc Baehler (Radio Suisse C3)
“These Ivan Conti tracks are wonderful!” Jeff Pascoe (WRUV)
“Great stuff! One foot in the past and one in the present - lovely!” OPOLOPO
“They sound killer, totally up my alley” San Soda
"Amazing, seriously Ilha Da Luz and the title track. Knocking!" Chris P Cuts (NTS)
“This is beautiful” Shy One (Balamii / BBZ / Touching Bass)