Dias da Aranha
It is no surprise that the most populated Serpente record to date is also his most vibrant and emancipated. With collaborations from Maxwell Sterling, Kelly Jayne Jones, Pedro Sousa, Vasco Alves and Gabriel Ferrandini, Dias da Aranha is a leap from previous releases like Parada and Fé/Vazio, both on Ecstatic.
If youre keeping in touch with Portuguese electronic music, then Bruno Silvas music should be no stranger to you. If youve also been keeping tabs on his evolution throughout our catalogue, youll notice how mature and resolved his sounds feels in Dias da Aranha. Theres no restrain here, the beats evolve in a self-confident way and the way it assembles and incorporates other people's sounds is a bliss. Go straight to the last track, Ritos de Poeira, and listen to how organic everything feels, the endless rhythm and how Pedro Sousas saxophone is incorporated as a beautiful hopeful lament. Just put it on repeat. Bliss.
We have never heard Bruno as Serpente or Ondness so sure of himself. Escapism is very present in his music. In the past the idea of searching for it was key, in Dias da Aranha he lives in it. It is daring and luminous, streaming a continuous beam of bright ideas, making sure that they find the right course on their own (Meio Ondness). It never stops, keeps evolving, getting better and finding ways to surprise the listener. In some moments you can listen to the music breathing. Or sense some kind of field recordings shape. It doesnt rely anymore on the idea of music as a work in progress. This is evolution. Welcome to the Serpente Era.