Muxama is the 34th reference of three:four’s catalog. It has been obvious that the symbolic number should be honoured by an artist that we admire. Norberto Lobo is the one.
With Fornalha, his first record on three:four released two years ago, Norberto Lobo began to move from a fingerpicking into a more personal and adventurous playing. Muxama is the following step. The reference to americana music are less and less obvious. His technique skills are not only in his hands but primarily in his feet. Adding live effects to his guitar playing, Norberto Lobo distorts the time and space to bring music in a new dimension. Modulating volume, intensity, phase and pitch he enters in a nonlinear, free interpretation of his pieces. All classical bearings fall apart; Norberto Lobo leads you to a new way to grasp his music. In “La claire fontaine” the french writer David Bosc says about Gustave Courbet “No way is the way of freedom. People, when they are free, go through all paths”. So does Norberto Lobo.
released September 23, 2016
All songs by Norberto Lobo except Slowz by Garcia da Selva.
Recorded by Cristiano Nunes, Budda Guedes and Eduardo Vinhas. Mixed by Cristiano Nunes. Mastered by Julien Grandjean at Jetlag.
Cover photo by António Júlio Duarte (Shaft II by Antony Gormley, Sapporo Art Park in Hokkaido, Japan 1997).
Design by Catarina Lee.