Release date 2012
Gal Costa, one of the greatest and most exquisite Brazilian female singers of all time, has released what is arguably the most daring album of her four-decade career. Recanto was masterminded by life-long friend Caetano Veloso, who should be considered as much an author of this album as Costa. In fact, sonically and lyrically, Recanto clearly belongs with Veloso's recent infatuation with noise rock and electronica, begun on Cê (2006) and further pursued on Zii e Zie (2009). Of course, Veloso is one of those artists who has devoted his life to pulverizing creative boundaries, so even if he is pushing 60, another left turn was always in the cards. Not so much for his contemporary Costa, who, aside from a brief spell as the muse of the Tropicália movement in the late '60s, has generally been a mainstream MPB performer (and lately quite the classicist, too).
AllMusic Review by Mariano Prunes
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