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Marcos Amorim: Sete Capelas

Guitarist Marcos Amorim follows up his 2003 release, Cris on the Farm, with this offering of original pieces, featuring Brazilian flutist Nivaldo Ornelas on several tracks. For the most part, this album feels like pretty wallpaper: nice to put on in the background while having a massage, but not much else to sink one’s teeth into.

Amorim’s overdubbed lead solo guitar over the New Agey sonic beds ends up sounding like rhythm tracks in need of a lead vocal, and several solo guitar pieces completely disappear into the background; it seems the record button was on while Amorim was warming up.

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