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Somnambulista Review

by Tom Schulte

Slick bossa nova rhythms and exotic lounge stylings fuse in the hip, world-influenced indie pop of Brazzaville. While the music is reassuring and enveloping like the lapping waves of a tropical beach, listen closely to the lyrics lying just under the surface of the saxophone-led music and you hear sad, if poetic, tales of broken lives: hobos, drug addicts, and more. This contrast adds dimension to the already very sophisticated jazz-inflected topical alt-pop.

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