She sings about romance and optimism in English and Portuguese.
Assad creates a moodier, but equally enthralling, complement to 2005's excellent Verde.
Assad's guitar technique and arrangements are impeccable, her singing sweet and alluring, her experimental flourishes tasteful and never intrusive -- all of which comes largely at the sacrifice of passion.
Jamie xx: In Colour
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes / Under the Pink (reissues)
'Charlie's Country' Remembers and Lives Australia's Tragic Colonial Past
The Best in the Worst Circumstances in 'Old Man Logan #1'
Nobody Won the 'War for the Soul of America'
Simon Spence's Biography of the Happy Mondays Is 'All Excess'
Soak: Before We Forgot How to Dream
Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'
"Kiasmos is the exciting, dark and trippy electronic project from Ólafur Arnalds and Janus Rasmussen.