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Um Universo Brincando de Ser Gente

by Sentidor

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Amiga 04:02
Sem Tempo 05:57
Monolito 03:58
Verão 02:49


The latest release from Brazil's Sentidor bounces from beauty to fear as it searches to understand our place in the cosmos. With all profits going to the relief effort for the COVID-19 pandemic in Belo Horizonte, it's one of Sentidor's most personal records to date.

It's a release that walks a fine line between order and chaos, harmony and dissonance, trying to find the answers while all around falls apart. It takes in sonic cues from ambient music, broken beat and percussive soundscapes, mixing moments of melodiousness and transcendental beauty alongside fracture sounds and emotions, to create music that is as serpentine and fascinating as the current moment we find ourselves in. Here's João Carvalho, aka Sentidor, to explain further:

“This entire EP was produced a few months before the current global COVID-19 pandemic. I decided to release it right now because it carries for me a prescient, and spiritual, aura. Um Universo Brincando de Ser Gente (“a universe playing at being human”) is a title inspired by the old Hindu idea that the entire cosmos is playing hide and seek with itself. It strives to reach deep, to feel a sense of astonishment, the incomprehensible mixture of beauty and fear that characterises every historical moment of change.”

“The songs deal with a sort of cosmological revolution and the need for a global interdependence binding science and knowledge, human and inhuman entities, the body of the earth and the hypnotic processes of power and love; in general, it speaks of a deep process of unravelling and the need to come together once more in new formations.”

All profits from this release will be donated to solidarity networks for the purchase of basic supplies for families in the favelas and urban occupations of Belo Horizonte and the Greater Belo Horizonte region during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Todo o EP foi gestado alguns meses antes do começo da pandemia global de COVID-19, e decidi lança-lo nesse momento porque carrega para mim algum tipo de aura previsiva e numinosa. Um universo brincando de ser gente é um título inspirado pela velha ideia hindu de que tod o cosmos está jogando um jogo de esconde-esconde consigo mesmo. É um título que toca profundamente, eu acredito, a sensação de espanto, a incompreensível mistura de beleza e medo que caracteriza todo momento histórico de mudança.

As músicas nesse EP versam sobre um tipo de revolução cosmológica e a realização de uma interdependência global unindo a ciência e o conhecimento, as entidades humanas e não humanas, o corpo da Terra, e os processos hipnóticos de poder e amor; em geral, sobre processos fundos de desvendamento.

Todos os lucros desse lançamento serão doados a redes de solidariedade para arrecadação de fundos e compra de cestas básicas e material de higiene para as famílias das favelas e ocupações urbanas de Belo Horizonte e RMBH durante a pandemia de COVID-19.


released May 8, 2020

All instruments and voices recorded, mixed and produced by João Carvalho in Toca da Coruja studio, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.


Todos os instrumentos e vozes foram gravados, mixados e produzidos por João Carvalho no homestudio Toca da Coruja, Belo Horizonte, Brasil.




Sentidor Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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