Immediate download of 8-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
Normal-bias cassette tape hand-made in Brazil. Only 75 copies avaiable!
Includes immediate download of 8-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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edition of 50
MAWW Records is proud to present the amazing singer-songwriter Érica Alves with her solo project called "Érica". Born in Nova Friburgo, countryside of Rio de Janeiro, Érica has taken part in several different musical projects. She started doing lo-fi recordings using a Yamaha PSR series at age 12, played in psychedelic rock bands like "Café da meia noite" and "Motherfunk" in college, and currently lives in Sao Paulo working with the groups "The Drone Lovers" and "Anvil FX", both artists of our label.
Most of the songs on this tape were composed by Érica in 2009-2010. She moved to São Paulo and began working on these solo compositions with her friend Pedro Zopelar in his home studio.
"At first we recorded the demos in my room. We start creating grand arrangements with orchestra plug-ins, multiple channels, an entire band, but we had not achieved a truly authentic sound. Only after a while, when I bought my first Portastudio cassette, we decided to put this record to life. We rearranged everything in 4 channels and finally got the result we strived for! Something that sounds really soulful and homemade, without covering up the true vibes with pitch correctors or other digital resources. Nowadays, digital home studio tracks do not sound like they are made in bedrooms, so we found a way to give authenticity back to home recording," says Pedro Zopelar, producer and creator of MAWW Records.
Check out the strength of Érica's songs: near danceable lo-fi-trip-synth-pop with the good old "hiss" of an analog recording.
released 11 April 2013
To Believe recorded in Sao Paulo/SP,
November 2012 - January 2013 on 8 tracks Yamaha MT8X Cassette.
Produced By: Pedro Zopelar.
All music and lyrics by Erica Alves.
All Arragements by Pedro Zopelar and Erica Alves.
Mixed and Mastered at home by Pedro Zopelar.
Cover Art by Pedro Zopelar.
Graphic Design by Kureb.
Publishing: Alternet Music.
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