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This weeks cd is acoustic psychedelica from Cabaret Callado. Disrobed of his strange patterns, Cabaret Callado is one Rodrigo De Lima. Born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, he now resides in Sydney.
There are nine songs on Some Ware Feels and they're either acoustic guitar or keyboard-based. Half are instrumentals. The last song, which remains untitled is basically doodling around on piano. Nothing wrong with that - I've heard major-label albums that end with someone filling up space with a noodled piano!
'Pass Away' has Pinky & Perky vocals alongside regular singing and the ghost of Syd Barrett can be clearly heard. Rodrigo also lists Silver Apples, Gastr Del Sol, and the Olivia Tremor Control amongst others as influences to his laidback 'spacey folk-rock'. Can you call something 'rock' if there are no drums? Presumably so, according to Cabaret Callado.
My favourite tune is 'Aimlessly' which has some lovely vocals and a breezy acoustic guitar with just that right amount of melancholy in the lyrics. Shine on, Rodrigo! - ND