Bebel Gilberto, Tanto Tempo Remixes

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A Brazilian chanteuse has her groove meddled with, to good result

Gilberto's bio is so well known by now that it's worth bringing up only to highlight the variable nature of her music. After all, when your parents (Brazilian music legends Joao and Astrud Gilberto, in Bebel's case) helped set a style in stone, it's only right to be rebellious enough to tweak it some. That said, even these reworkings — by artists including Rae & Christian, Ananda Project, Faze Action, 4Hero and King Britt — aren't exactly radical; often, they soothe. But they keep her music from settling into stasis, both ideologically and in terms of the remixes 'slinking grooves.