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Tamil Rogeon - 24 Hours in Lapa
CD Album
Vinyl LP

Tamil Rogeon

24 Hours in Lapa

Heard And Felt

Released: 21st April 2017 | 12 track brazil album

Early airplay and praise from Gilles Peterson, J Rocc, Daz-I-Kue, Alex Nut (Eglo), Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts) and Joe Davis (Far Out).

Melbourne composer/violinist Tamil Rogeon (The RAah Project, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda) brings his most ambitious work to date. That's saying something when your previous works include composing a Stravinsky tribute for a 100-piece orchestra, soundtracking a concert screening of the drawn 2010 AFL football Grand Final for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the Red Bull Beat Suite, a unique work combining orchestra, turntablists, beatmakers and vocalists including Aloe Blacc and Ladi6!

24 Hours in Lapa is a mesmerising 12-part song cycle built on Brazilian rhythms, an orchestral score and subtle electronics. Rogeon bases this sweeping, cinematic suite around the tragic story of Joseph Martin, a young expat killed by an off-duty police officer while celebrating his 30th birthday in the Rio party district of Lapa. Rogeon travelled to Rio to record Tiago Loei's percussion group, returned to Melbourne to write the score for Orchestra Victoria, then added vocals from sessions in LA, London, Paris and Melbourne. Guest vocalists include Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra), earthy soulstress Krystle Warren, globetrotting MC Raashan Ahmad, RAah partner Ryan Ritchie, crooner Bobby Valentine and ethereal backings from Ella Thompson (GL, The Bamboos).

Gilles Peterson, BBC/Brownswood/Worldwide FM
"Dope world shit!"
J Rocc, Stones Throw/KPFK/Beat Junkies
"Super beautiful, really great stuff."
Alexander Nut, Eglo
"Awesome journey taking Brazilian filmic stuff here. Really enjoying this."
Daz-I-Kue, Bugz in the Attic
"An amazing piece of work best album I've heard this year so far. You've blown me away, stunning."
Andy Sharp, No Pressure
"Great release. Gorgeous strings."
"This does sound very good."
Robert Luis, Tru Thoughts
Miles Cleret, Soundway
"I really like the recordings ... really different and clever."
Joe Davis, Far Out
"Epic cinematic sounds meets beautiful voices and brazilian rhythms. Highly recommended for all fans of Cinematic Orchestra or Via Tanja. Big one!"
Daniel Schmitt, Mixcloud