Time Out Rio de Janeiro

Album review: Caçapa

Elefantes na Rua Nova.

The first solo record from a man who has been writing, arranging and producing for more than fifteen years, Capaça's Elefantes na Rua is a complicated beast. Hypnotic use of three differently pitched guitars, acoustic bass and coco de roda percussion has created a swirling instrumental trip. Named after a photograph from the '70s that the producers unearthed in Recife depicting elephants casually strolling the city's streets, the album is similarly incongruous, beating its own path from country to pop and, though verging on the repetitive, somehow never becoming so. The beguiling and complicated arrangements across eight tracks are supplemented with a multimedia disc covering interviews, photographs and an interactive look at the instruments he uses.

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors

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