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GRINGO IN SÃO PAULO (EP – 2015)

all songs written by Rita Braga

tracks 1, 2, 4 and 5 recorded at the studios in Casa do Mancha in São Paulo, Brazil
track 3 is a home recording

mixed and mastered by Marc Behrens
cover art by Marc Behrens and Rita Braga

featuring:
Rita Braga – vocals, ukulele (tracks 1, 2, 5), keyboards (tracks 3, 4)
Mancha Leonel – drums (tracks 1, 4, 5)
Bernard Simon Barbosa – bass guitar, electric guitar (tracks 1, 4, 5)
Pedro Falcão – pandeiro and cuíca (track 1)
Matheus Zingano – acoustic guitar (track 1)
José Vieira – piano (track 2)
Peri Pane – cello (track 2)

CHERRIES THAT WENT TO THE POLICE (2011)

O inglês para impressionar não passa por aqui. Nas ruas de Filadélfia, LA, Buenos Aires, Gent e Lisboa nasceu esta bela coleção de quadros impressionistas de um espírito singular “vigiado” por Bernardo Devlin. Que busca o seu lugar no mundo entre a instrospeção e o absurdo, a melancolia e a aventura e a tradição e a modernidade numa deriva existencial que – com a devida distância – evoca Tom Waits”. (Ricardo Saló in Jornal Expresso)

Vai do folclore polaco ao vaudeville, de Angelo Badalamenti a Adriano Correia de Oliveira, passando por Ennio Morricone. Invariável é a estranheza dos arranjos, a meio caminho entre a loja de brinquedos e a sucata, que servem de sustento às fantasias retro desta menina actriz. Cherries That Went To The Police é o album de estreia de Rita Braga e uma belíssima excursão num universo de clichés nostálgicos, deliciosamente aldrabados”. (Vogue Portugal) 

Click for more album reviews & clipping + click to watch the 5 music videos from Cherries

Rita Braga’s criticallly acclaimed debut album, produced by Bernardo Devlin.

Rita Braga – vocals, ukulele, guitar and keyboards

Bernardo Devlin – guitar, harmonica, keyboards, bass pedals and sound collages

Chris Carlone – slide guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, triangle, banjo, ski bass and trombone

Nik Phelps – clarinet

Rui Dâmaso – electric bass

Hernani Faustino – upright bass

Jef Hogan-Buffa – upright bass

Ignatz B – upright bass

Yvette Dudoit – slide guitar.

HOME RECORDINGS – VOL 3 (2008)

a selection of low-fi home recordings produced by Rita Braga. singing over old records on tracks 1 and 2, featuring Kyle Hamlet (Lylas) on banjo on track 3 and Chris Carlone on track 5. Cover designed and hand painted by Rita.

NEW: more home recordings being cooked

Finally after 10 years I made a little improvement on a “home studio” (now I have studio monitors and a sound card, oh wow), and I’m having fun recording some analog synths. I’m posting some new demos on soundcloud.