The Brazil Edition of Too Slow to Disco is escorted by one of the very best, a certain Mr. Ed Motta. TSTD takes a dive into an often overlooked side of Brazilian music with a 19-track selection of some of the best soul & disco, coming from that dreamy-tropical setting. Let us introduce you to Ed's minimix of the LP.
Ed Motta is in fact, and forever it has been, a restless collector of new music, ideas and obsessions. The guy breathes music from dawn to dusk. The perfect curator for this magnificent compilation, then.
Including super-obscure figures like Carlos Bivar or Gelson Oliveira & Luiz Ewerling – both of whose songs here derive from privately pressed albums - he also gathered together a real pantheon of Brazilian musical heroes like Rita Lee, Cassiano or Roupa Nova.
We take a word from Ed: "Before slipping this LP on, you need to nail the AOR modus opeara… That means: a Hawaiian shirt à la Magnum PI, loafers without socks as in Miami Vice, jump in your convertible and drive under the coconut trees. This is a sunset ride through Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii. Aloha!“
The LP's limited edition it's available for good-taste collectors out there. 19 tracks to listen for years to come.