Caiano, Ana Lua
Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado
Ana Lua Caianos debut album melds rural Portuguese music traditions with layered vocals, synthesizers, insistent beats and field recordings. Her music is visceral and tightly focused pulling from a rich mosaic of influences that includes traditional group singing, musique concrete, songwriters from Portugals 70s revolutionary period and electronic icons like Bjork and Laurie Anderson. Hailing from Lisbons fertile musical underground, Caianos music - and its international reception - are moving forward quickly. Her lauded recent performances at Eurosonic and Transmusicales (where she recorded a KEXP session) certainly attest to that, as do the laser sharp emotions and highly individual sonics of her much anticipated first album: Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado (I Shall Stay in This Square).