Instrumental music is supposed to be asemantic and yet a rich language of rhetorical gestures has grown up around it.
None of them may have a specific meaning but they easily lead the listener towards an emotion, a sensation, an embryonic story. Does any of this mean that music is abstract? Or does it, to the contrary, mean that music tells a story? There is no abstraction without a story. Is there a story without an abstraction?
The composition on this album, is it a radio play?
Tropa Macaca = André Abel and Joana da Conceição
Check out their earlier albums, they’re just as great