Argenis Brito

“Micro Mundo”

CADENZA16 scanZoom inLabelCadenza
Cat. No.CADENZA16
FormatEXCL2LPE
Orders fromWed, 18 Apr 2007
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Review

Doubtless you already know Argenis Brito, whether you’re aware of it or not. This versatile Venezuelan musician and singer has blazed an indelible path across the Americas and Europe for over 20 years, first in the Latin American rock scene and, since the mid-’90s, as a collaborator and comrade-in-arms of many of the artists that have given contemporary electronic dance music a Latin twist. Moving from Caracas to New York to Santiago de Chile to Berlin, and having toured the world multiple times, Brito brings a uniquely rootless sensibility to his unconventional brand of house music.Since the turn of the decade, Brito has been the featured vocalist and touring bandleader for Uwe Schmidt’s Señor Coconut project. Alongside Pier Bucci he has recorded two albums and several singles as Mambotur, and with Bucci and Luciano, he co-produced four tracks for Monne Automne’s 2003 album. Before all of this there was his groundbreaking work alongside Chilean stadium rocker Jorge Gonzalez in the experimental electronic pop project Gonzalo Martinez, which also featured contributions from Atom Heart, Dandy Jack and Tobias Freund. And most recently Brito has pursued a dirtier house sensibility, as a member of The Basstards, Krak Street Boyz and Argenix vs. Samim. Micro Mundo, Brito’s first appearance on Cadenza, finds him finessing and refining his sound, honing it down to a carefully restrained groove that occasionally erupts into madness, snapping and hissing like a live wire."Espejismo” sets the tone with a no-nonsense stomp, a hypnotic bassline snaking through it, an eerie flashes of digital noise, aural equivalents of the mirage of the title. “Amplified” takes those elements and ratchets them up a notch, machine voices bubbling up from the murk and fizzy microrhythms zooming across the stereo field. It’s not an entirely new sound for Cadenza; in the precisiontooled sound design and the propulsive groove you’ll hear echoes of Luciano, Digitaline, Andomat 3000 & Jan…. But Brito

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De:Bug (GER): “Argenis Brito - Micro Mundo (Cadenza / 016) Und schon wieder eine Doppel EP auf Cadenza. Offensichtlich haben sie etwas zu sagen. Und mit Argenis Brito gibt es hier auch noch, nach vielen sehr ruhigen und fast elegischen Platten, eine EP mit Tracks, die eher funky wirken, aber dabei dennoch eine warme ruhige Deepeness erzeugen. Ich mag diese Art, in der Tracks von ihm einfach so dahergewedelt kommen und trotz aller Leichtigkeit eine sehr fragile Intensität vermitteln und auf diese katzenartige Weise in einem sanften Grinsen versinken. Schnurrende Musik mit einem gerade frisch geleckten Pelz. bleed •••••”

Dj Mag (UK): “Cadenza continue their sonic assault with this double pack from Venezuelan Argenis Brito who makes his first outing on Cadenza. Brito featured on the wonderful Monne Automne project alongside Luciano and Bucci and his travels across many continents is reflected here. Micro Mundo is a playful adventure taking in percussive focussed grooves laced with digital interjections and vocal snippets. Opener "Espejismo" characterises this light touch, while Cepe the highlight for me goes down a lo-fi house route with its bumping feel not unlike his release on Tuning Spork with Samim. Other tracks ("Headlight" and Uricao") display a slightly darker yet no less pleasing side. Excellent. ”

Giles Smith (Dj Mag UK): “Review from forthcoming DJ... Cadenza continue their sonic assault with this double pack from Venezuelan Argenis Brito who makes his first outing on Cadenza. Brito featured on the wonderful Monne Automne project alongside Luciano and Bucci and his travels across many continents is reflected here. Micro Mundo is a playful adventure taking in percussive focussed grooves laced with digital interjections and vocal snippets. Opener "Espejismo" characterises this light touch, while Cepe the highlight for me goes down a lo-fi house route with its bumping feel not unlike his release on Tuning Spork with Samim. Other tracks ("Headlight" and Uricao") display a slightly darker yet no less pleasing side. Excellent.”

Karotte: “wow!!! argenis mit einem wirklich tollen album auf cadenza. super platte mit einigen richtigen burnern, ach was alle sind gut. danke!!!”

Laurent Garnier: “lot's of funky stuff in there nice one ”

Mike Shannon: “Great work from Senior Brito! Had some great feedback when I dropped this in Montreal last week... Excellent! ”

Tom Clark: “wow, what a great album. i cant deside yet what track i like the best at the moment. more great tunes on cadenza.”

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