“The leading light of the new generation of Brazilian songwriters” – Arto Lindsay
“Brilliant” – Spectrum Culture
“sheer audaciousness and creativity.. It’s much unlike anything else you’re likely to hear from a very broadly defined pop realm”– Something Else!
“a really great album” – Andrew Jervis, Bandcamp Weekly
“His record packs the kind of acerbic, off-kilter Tom Zé-Elza Soares buzz that delivers samba and its children from suave” – Robert Christgau, Noisey
Thiago Nassif is a Brazilian musician, composer and producer based in Rio de Janeiro, whose impactful mélange of pop, jarring no-wave, and edgy Tropicália has slowly been turning heads the world over.
Gearbox Records presents his latest album "Mente", co-produced by no wave icon Arto Lindsay, and representative, via its diverse list of accredited musicians, of the progressive, new-generational music scene that is bubbling away in Rio.
The album’s title is a Portuguese homonym meaning “mind” and “to lie”, and represents Thiago’s attitude towards what he calls the “post-truth” state of Brazil’s political regime. Mixing together the languages of Portuguese and English, Thiago goes deep into no-wave, experimental electronic music, Tropicalismo, jazz and rock, moving between funk carioca to dystopian, distorted bossa nova, and beyond.
1. Soar Estranho 2. Pele De Leopardo 3. Vóz Única Foto Sem Calçinha 4. Plástico 5. Feral Fox 6. Trepa Trepa 7. Transparante 8. Cor 9. Rijo Jórra Já 10. Santa Credits