When this brilliant compilation debuted on vinyl earlier in the year, it was rightly acclaimed as one of the best anthologies of the year. It was compiled by long-time Music From Memory affiliate John Gomez, who takes listeners on an attractive stroll through Brazilian music's margins. The material showcased was all released between 1978 and 1992 and is both impressively varied and effortlessly picturesque. It mostly focuses on tracks that fuse traditional Brazilian instrumentation, percussion and musical ideas with elements of electronica, ambient, jazz-fusion and Reich style minimalism. The accompanying liner notes do a great job in putting the collection in context, explaining how the music was often inspired by political changes within Brazil, while this CD edition boasts three extra tracks not present on the vinyl version.