Lucas Santtana: Artist You Should Know

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From KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer:

When it was time to put my top 10 albums of the year together at the end of 2011, I of course ended up with 20 albums.  And Lucas Santtana’s Sem Nosalgia” was one of them.

It was one of the rare times when I got a CD I truly love in the mail. It was sent to me by my friend Amanda from “Chouette” promo in NY. I believe the album came out in Brazil in 2009, but only reached us in 2011.

Sem Nostalgia” (which means ‘withouth nostalgia’) is a great modern Bossa Nova record, featuring this gem “Cira, Regina e Nana“.

I encourage all of you to get it. And as he prepares to release his new CD, “O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura“, a remix version of the earlier album is available on his site as a free download.

With his latest effort, Mr. Santtana cements his place among Brazilian’s greats, his voice, lyrics and arrangements are simply impeccable — he never does too much and is always on point.

I am a big fan and, in 2012, I wont make the mistake of including his album in my top 20, but most definitely in my top 10.

O Deus Que Devasta Mas Também Cura” is only available in Brazil, but I am sure it will be released in the US before the end of the year. Until then, here is a video to tide you over:

Stay tuned.

thank you

mathieu schreyer