When comparing a spider web to the career of pianist, keyboardist, singer and composer Dudu Tsuda, it is difficult to say weather he would be the spider, the web or the insects caught in the odds of São Paulo’s music scene.
Though better known for his previous work with neo tropicalista band Cérebro Eletrônico (which he left a couple of years ago), he is also known for his career as a keyboard player for Trash Pour 4 (ended in 2010). With jazzy versions in french for Brazilian romantic songs, he has finally released his first compilation of solo works – the magical Le Son Par Lui Même (2012).
In an piece from music journalist Marcus Preto published in 2008, Dudu was connected to at least 10 different bands along the year: (1) Jumbo Elektro, (2) Cérebro Eletrônico, (3) Trash Pour 4, (4) Cabaret Duar Tsu & Tie Bireaux, (5) Zero Um, Freak Plazma, (6) Eletrons Medievais, (7) Pato Fu as well as a keyboardist for (8) Fernanda Takai, (9) Junio Barreto, (10) Thiago Pethit, (11) Tulipa Ruiz, (12) Juliana Kehl and (13) Pericles Cavalcanti projects.
Maybe as a result of so much exposure from other people works and his own demons, at least four instrumental tracks of Le Son Par Lui Même have received formalist names such as “Sinfonia para espaços abertos opus nº08-1º movimento” up to “nº8-4º movimento.” He is also influenced by the works if Beck, Sonic Youth, Neu, Ennio Morricone and the Radiohead.
In “Music to Fade Away”, with versions in English and Japanese, Tsuda stresses the point of how much more diverse and surprising Brazilian music still can be. How is your japanese?
Other tracks such as “Nothing Like Feelings and Colors to Make One Alive” and “Le Grande Ville” seems to be in the frontline of post-rock, electronic and Brazilian Popular Music. Have a sip below.