Cotonete & Di Melo


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Roberto De Melo Santos, despite a very light discography, is among the true icons of Brazilian music under his artist alias, Di Melo. His eponymous album, released in 1975 on Odeon, asserted himself as a star in his native country, and also as a legend for all collectors and connoisseurs of world music. More than 40 years after the album's release, French group Cotonete met with Di Melo and immediately agreed to work together. Florian Pellissier, founding member and keyboard within Cotonete tells: 'This album is the summary of this moment, of these 5 days of madness spent together between the best band in the world and the legend Roberto Di Melo… Simple, beautiful, Brazilian-French, human music…' "Atemporal" contains all the traits and stylistic idents you might find on your favourite Tropicalia LP. It also throws a couple of disco-flavoured numbers in for good measure alongside some sublime musicianship from all involved and a very modern, polished studio production. A natural, long awaited predecessor to Di Melo's much loved debut album, "Atemporal" heralds in the Summer with a cheeky smile and a flower in its hair.

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