Duo Nazario | Amálgama

Lelo Nazario | keyboards, electronic sounds
Zé Eduardo Nazario | drums, percussion

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Amálgama is the solo album by Duo Nazario, released in 2014. It is the result from a constant search for experimentation, and synthesizes the perfect synergy between two extraordinary artists who take Brazilian music to new heights.

Most of the eleven tracks were created by Lelo Nazario, which include reworked versions of older themes as well as seven new and previously unreleased compositions. Each track was recorded directly in one take to capture the spontaneity and energy of a live performance.

This album embodies the mastery of languages and elements from different origins Lelo and Zé Eduardo have gathered together. A creative and free way of making music, Amálgama is an example of the blend of talent, experimentation, and inventiveness that advances frontiers.

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Utopia Studio was created in 1980 by Lelo Nazario as a space for experimentation with electroacoustic music and avant-garde, as well as independent production of a repertoire that found (and still find) little space in the media and cultural industry. Under the label, Lelo released their albums Lagrima / Sursolide Suite, Discurso aos Objects, “Se ..." Simples, Africasiamerica (with Editio Princeps) and now Amálgama.

Reference in contemporary instrumental music, the studio offers music production (artistic direction, arrangements) and high-level technological resources (mixing and mastering), and creation of original soundtracks for film, TV, dance, theater and advertising. Renowned artists, including composers, instrumentalists, conductors, singers, choreographers, filmmakers and producers make up the rich studio catalog, always in constant reinvention.
The philosophy of Soundfinger label is to produce and edit works in the areas of jazz and MPB, as well as support projects and partnerships that seek to strengthen instrumental music. With its own structure and familiar character, the studios have vintage profile bringing techniques and tools used in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

At a time when the virtual relationship overrides the conviviality, Soundfinger chose to produce live recordings and minimal interference in the performance of the musicians. New generations are discovering the pleasure of playing and recording music in a way the musicians determine the result of his work with creativity and virtuosity. The mission of Soundfinger is to translate to the studio language what the musicians really wish to achieve.