Friday 20 October 2023

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The cover looks like a wild tiger climbing mountain, her name translates as "Ana Electric Chicken", and then music? Very Mr Bongo!

As you'll know from the single, 'Electric Fish' / 'Insista em Mim' (see review HERE) there's quite a difference between Ana (real name, Ana Faria Fainguelernt) and her Bala Desejo ('Sim, Sim, Sim' - see reveiw HERE) bandmate, Dora Morelenbaum (Vento De Beirada - see review HERE).

It's hard to concieve that the opening track 'Electric Fish' is followed by 'Dela' that's very much in the updated Deodato/Astrud Gilberto and then 'Camelo Azul' and label mate Joyce ('Nuvem Vermelha') ballpark that's partially due to the band that includes Alberto Continentino (who plays bass with Caetano Veloso), Sergio Machado (drummer of Negro Leo’s band) and Guilherme Lirio (who plays electric guitar in Gilberto Gil’s band).

One day, the equivalent of DJ Miche will bring out a compilation (a la 'With Love' - see review HERE) long after folks have forgotten 'Stranger Things' that includes 'Boy of Stranger Things' in the tracklist; sung in English as a big band crossover pop-disco 'n' Talc.  Or even, 'Let's Go Before Again' that's been compared to the sound of Stereolab.

Ana is proud (quite rightly) of the large amount of influencess that the ten tracks have absorbed and it really shows on 'De Baixo Do Pano' and the closer (and potential next single), 'Dr Sabe Tudo'.

'Me Chama de Garo Que Eu Sou Sua' is her third album and it's time that the electric lights up her name as a big star..erm, should that be a big fish?

Artist: Ana Frango Elétrico

Title: Me Chama De Gato Que Eu Sou Sua

Release date: 20th October, 2023

Label : Mr Bongo

Catalog Number : MRB CDLP 273

Format :  LP / CD / Digital / Bandcamp


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