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The Black Angels Without A Trace from Wilderness of Mirrors (Partisan Records) Add to Collection
Twice a month, CHIRP DJ and Features Co-Director Mick takes a deep dive into two albums currently in rotation on CHIRP's charts that he thinks are worth some special attention. If you haven't given these albums a listen in their entirety, let Mick make the case for why you should!
With a youthful interjection ringing out across the firmament, the clouds have once again parted, and the soft pater of dream-weaving synths have come doting your windowsill in a freckle of neon, tear-drop-shaped pigments, refracting an inpouring of sunshine, and filling your bedroom with a bloom of rainbow spender.
What could such a delightful display herald? Why, nothing short of the fifth album from the sky-lark herself, Brazilian singer and songwriter Céu, delightfully titled APKÁ!
Céu’s latest album is named for an expression often remarked by her one-year-old son. APKÁ! is apparently heard in her home whenever her son hits a certain point of satiation, either following a meal or while playing a game.
A sentiment that overlaps quite well with the moods and sounds presented on her latest album. Working with the same production team as her previous release, 2016’s Tropix, Céu continues her exploration of minimalist synth-pop and dance, wandering even farther afield of the Lauryn Hill-esque, shy-girl soul that caused her to become a ubiquitous presence at Starbucks outlets in the ‘00s.