The mighty Azymuth make their individual stamp in 2008 with a brand new studio album which acts as a follow up to ‘Brazilian Soul’ released in 2004. This brilliant new project displays the bands timeless ability to push the boundaries of jazz infused electronic music. ‘Butterfly’ is a pioneering selection of new tracks that will appeal not only to the hardcore Azymuth fanbase but also to new fans of jazz and electronic music. Their seventh studio album ‘Butterfly’ sees Azymuth staking their claim as the true legends of the Rio’s music scene, even three decades on since their debut during the swinging bossa nova era.
Far Out’s Joe Davis joined by Dave Brinkworth made their voyage to Brazil to produce an album that would stretch the band’s artistic boundaries. The track ‘Os Cara La’ offers a slice of the authentic Azymuth sound that the band are known for, with a great catchy hook designed for the futuristic dance floor. The title track is an imaginative interpretation of ‘Butterfly’ by Herbie Hancock with a distinctive Brazilian edge and evokes the spirit of their 70’s emergence, and is beautifully interlaced by the genius keys of Jose Bertarmi and the string arrangements of Arthur Verocai. Followed by the undisputable rawness of the afro samba inspired ‘Caititiu’ sits amicably amongst the funky disco energy of ‘Avenida Rio Branco’, this new album is acts as a triumphant show case of Azymuth pioneering versatility. The effervescent ‘Hole in One’ is an explosive, hyperactive workout clearly inspired by their fruitful period of the early eighties but with a definite modern infusion and progresses to the cool down at the end were the tenderly constructed ‘Morning’ and ‘Next Summer in Rio’ which clearly displays the band’s profound soul.