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Arkestra One


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Artist: Arkestra One
Release date: 2002
Genre: Electronica, Jazz, Bop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 36:50
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No. Title Length
1. Into the Light 4:11
2. I Really Want You 3:40
3. Filling It With Sound 1:17
4. Shine 5:04
5. Man from the Audience 3:27
6. The Sirens 3:42
7. How Could I Love You More 3:28
8. Seu Pariso 4:05
9. Hot Sand 2:46
10. Skydiving 5:10



With its heavy Brazilian focus and lazy-day atmospheres, it's not difficult to see why Arkestra One's debut LP was picked up by ESL, the breakbeat label run by Thievery Corp. boardmembers Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. Surprisingly, though, producer Matthew Timoney outdoes Thievery themselves (who are prized more as taste-makers and DJs than producers) by turning in an imaginative spin on the oft-heard fusion of Brazilian music and trip-hop. Accompanying him on most tracks is Smoke City singer Nina Miranda, who is half-Brazilian, half-English and not only turns in a solid impression of the naïvely romantic Astrud Gilberto for "I Really Want You" and "How Could I Love You More," but shows her range by scatting along on a bright samba piece, "Train to Machupichu." Timoney is really the one holding it all together, though, evoking the simple pleasures of a mid-'60s production by Marcos Valle or Sergio Mendes on "Filling It With Sound"; constructing a slinky Portishead backing for the highlight "Seu Paraiso"; and gracefully turning the production around on "Shine," which exits with an eerie back-masked portion of the song itself.