With the self-titled debut album released back in 1984, Radio Macau
returned this 2008 with their brand new album Oito
(8), their 9th release, (8 original albums plus a best of),
during a long lasting career with almost 30 years gone by.
Xana, Flak, Alexandre Cortez and Luis Filipe Valentim together with Frederico (Fred
) Ferreira (Yellow W Van) and Ricardo Frutuoso (ex-Toranja) decided, this time, to approach music in its simplest way, leaving all the experiments behind and embracing beautiful pop melodies without any hesitation.
The result is an amazing 12 track record, with the lyrics (by Xana, Pedro Malaquias and Vitor (Vitinha
) Lucas) assuming a different role, being those behind the sumptuous melodies we find among this 8
. The songs? Those are perfumed with colourful and dreamy textures where simple and catchy pop songs drift slowly around ourselves as heavenly bodies, singing lovely 2 to 6 minutes long piano-driven pearls.
Letting the cd play track after track, we come across several potential singles. Este Frio da Manha
, Levo-me no Voo das Minhas Asas
, Cantiga d'Amor
, Os Sonhos Impossiveis, Quando uma Rosa Morre
, among many others, are but a few that can illustrate how difficult it must be for Radio Macau to decide on their next single.
A band of great importance on the history of Portuguese music; a band with no need to prove whatsoever to any of us. Nevertheless, Radio Macau released an album far beyond our expectations, showing that, after all, age is nothing but a number on our ID cards!!!
The album is available for streaming on Radio Macau's MySpace
. In case you liked it, get it right here
. The album also includes a DVD with 12 films by Jose Nascimento.Cantiga de Amor
..... the video