Between Love and Luck (Quatro Ventos, 2013)
Even though she’s a world class guitarist, Brazilian composer and songwriter Badi Asad has chosen to focus on vocals in her latest album titled Between Love and Luck. If you are a guitar fan, you won’t find much of interest in this recording. It’s a collection of short lightweight songs with pop and soul arrangements. Highlights are the two very brief instrumentals ‘Vinheta noite’ and ‘Vinheta curacao.’
This is Badi Assad’s first album in seven years. “Where have I been? My last CD, Wonderland, was released in 2006. The big reason for my disappearance was because, in 2007, the most amazing creation of my life happened: the birth of my beloved daughter Sofia,” explains Badi. “That’s when I decided to leave the big city and devote myself fully to the amazing adventure that is motherhood…. And in the silence of the countryside I started to compose like crazy! It was a really creative and inspiring moment.”
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.