"Oh, sweetheart, I do belong here where the repetition is beautiful. I have this feeling, nostalgia, I think you can call it that. It reminds me of something. Something that I've been missing but I can't tell exactly what it is.
This feeling keeps coming back, like a loop. And it's beautiful...and sad. And it's beautiful, and sad, and beautiful, and sad."
Nostalgia is perhaps the best word to describe the music of Bruno Nunes Coelho aka El Conejo.
"Tempestade Tropical", his second album, was shaped by his short stay living in the city of Rio de Janeiro and the loss of his father during that period.
A beautiful storytelling about loss, resilience, and hope.
"The album paints a warm and sentimental portrait rooted in a sense of place and time. As the final track fades, in the distance we can finally hear the sounds of the famous Carnival, but it is far removed from the personal, oneiric world he has let us into with this beautiful record."
― Brian Housman, Stationary Travels
"Featuring possibly my favorite art this year, “Tempestade Tropical” released on the Brazilian label La Petite Chambre shows Coelho to be quite the able composer. I feel like this is a soundtrack to a film yet to be made or conceived. There are moments of experimentation filtering through, with fluid and challenging guitar work featured in “Peixe de Água Doce”. Minimalism abounds in “Deriva” with its openness and depth, while “Manga Rosa” brings to mind the work of Federico Durand with its almost glitchy field recordings and broken instruments."
"This is an album to get lost in. Silence, minimalism, and innocence abound within. There are no directions leading the listener down a particular path. Just an openness and freedom which rewards over time."
― Drifting, Almost Falling
released March 15, 2019
"Tempestade Tropical" was recorded in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between 2017 and 2018.
Drums and horns recorded at the La Petite Chambre studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Piano recorded at EstúdiofitacrepeSP, in São Paulo.
Guitars, acoustic guitars, vibraphone, piano, loops, keyboards, and field recordings by Bruno Nunes Coelho.
Drums by Daniel Nunes.
Clarone by Viquitor Burgos.
Trumpet by Lucas Morais.
Mastered by Andre Veloso.
Artwork by Bruno Nunes Coelho.