Unbelievable Sounds
1Jan/960

Best record of 1996 – Joao Gilberto – Joao Gilberto

I didn't quite know what to make of this when Sam played it for me. I suppose Aphex Twin and some of tht crazy jungle stuff was distracting me at the time. We used to refer to the 'mike licking' production since the sounds can be quite sharp. It was actually produced by Walter/Wendy Carlos (not sure what sex he/she was in 73). If you can get it, its about as good as bossa nova gets (Bonfa is a close 2nd).

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