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Marlene Ribeiro - Toquei No Sol (Yellow) LP



Marlene Ribeiro’s debut for Rocket Recordings and first album under her own name. Toquei No Sol is a fresh new chapter for this unique artist, by far the most melodic and transcendent outing yet for her hypnotic dreampop .This is only the latest release in a long history for Marlene, which includes her previous work as Negra Branca and as a member of GNOD .Toquei No Sol is is a record with a potent sense of place, paradoxically despite having been woven together from recordings made in Ireland, Wales, Portugal, Madeira and Salford. Although listeners may hear echoes of the loop-driven psychedelia of Panda Bear’s Person Pitch or the incantatory ululations of Pocahaunted in these beguiling soundscapes the truth is that the aesthetic here is very much Marlene’s alone. “It’s all a big misty haze of nostalgia, playfulness, self-reflection and hopefulness” is what Marlene reckons herself. Yet Toquei No Sol is also a transporting vision from an artist both returning to her roots and looking out to new celestial horizons

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