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Catalog number: NOAJ7001
Release date: 29-3-2019
EAN code: 4012957219219

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[GER]With the fifth release and the first 7inch on the quality imprint, Notes On A Journey turns its attention to Brazil. Finally, one might think, since it's an open secret that the guys behind the label all have a soft spot for music from the leading coffee exporter in the world. So, when Brazilian DJ, record collector and digger extraordinaire Junior Santos brought this Celso Rubinstein 7-inch EP (called ?Compacto? in Brazil) to the Berlin label's attention he hadn't to do a lot of persuading to have NOAJ reintroduce this beautiful piece of music to fans around the world some 36 years after its first appearance.Born in Brazil to a family of Holocaust survivors, Celso Rubinstein's career as a singer allowed him to take residency in several countries including Spain, Portugal, Israel and Britain. He performed as an artist in numerous clubs and supported other artists as backing vocalist. In 1982 he booked studio time at Chico Batera's studio in Rio De Janeiro to record two songs for an intentional debut album.On ?Enquanto Houver?, written by Paulinho Mendon?a and Gerson Conrad, Rubinstein tried to infuse some rap flavour: ?I wanted to get away from that style of singing where you sing a bunch of notes without breathing. You can hear that all the words in the song are pronounced properly but the cadence is broken up, so the intention was to do a kind of rap without it seeming to be rap.?Marina Lima and Antonio Cicero contributed ?E A Vida Que Diz?, a song as marvelously written as much as performed sophisticatedly by Rubinstein with his star-studded studio crew. Amongst them: Oberdan Magalhaes and Claudio Stevenson from Banda Black Rio, Rique Pantoja, keyboard player, arranger and conductor Reinaldo Arias, as well as American session musician Don Harris. Celso Rubinstein wanted to create a unique atmosphere for the recording sessions, inviting numerous people to the control room to amplify the spontaneous live feeling even more (the control room w...