Ana Frango Electrico Little Electric Chicken Heart

Label
Mr Bongo
Released
28th June 2024

Format Info

LP - indies only blue vinyl

A Latin Grammy nominated 2019 masterpiece, issued for the first time outside of Brazil and Japan.

“Ana Frango Eletrico’s authentically vintage fusion of chamber pop, rock, samba and jazz is a real blast!” – The Needle Drop, AOTY 2019 list

Single LP in gatefold sleeve with printed insert, also available in transparent blue vinyl variant.

Ana Frango Eletrico’s petit cult classic masterpiece ‘Little Electric Chicken Heart’ from 2019, which was only ever released on vinyl and CD in Brazil and Japan, has fast become a collector’s item.

Well received by fans, DJs, and reviewers on release, the album’s reputation has been slowly building ever since, gaining a Latin Grammy nomination in 2020, and now solidly cementing itself as a gem of contemporary Brazilian music.

Across the albums nine tracks, Ana blends elements and influences from MPB, Tropicalia, indie rock, punk and pop , forging them together with a sumptuous dose of their signature style. The finesse of ‘Saudade’ kicks off the LP, one of Ana’s most known tracks to a non- Brazilian audience. A sublime opener, beginning with a spellbinding piano solo before transcending into a beautiful dream-laden slice of warmth, complete with luscious jazzy horns and deft vocal delivery. ‘Promessa e previsoes’ follows, the only track on the album not to be written by Ana, instead being penned by Chico Franca . It’s a swelling and sweeping twilight groover, building and breaking across absorbing peaks.

Other highlights on the album include the anthemic ‘Chocolate’, which was a frm favourite with a packed sing- along crowd when we heard Ana perform it live.

Elsewhere, ‘Se No Cinema’ hits with its quirky allure, charm and catchy melodies before transforming into a carnival spirit.

Tapping into the richness of Brazil’s new wave of musical energy, the album also includes a heavyweight lineup of collaborations with artists such as Dora Morelenbaum (Bala Desejo), Tim BernardesAntonio Neves and Guilherme Lirio to name but a few.

A short, sweet and refreshing record, that leaves nothing to waste, marrying playful ideas with poignant themes. ‘Little Electric Chicken Heart’ is a future classic and will beguile fans of ’70s Brazilian recordings, Gal CostaMac DeMarco, StereolabSuperorganismCaetano Veloso and more.