Modern Cosmology

Summer Long


Released: 16th June 2017

Limited edition of 1000 copies on clear vinyl. Includes download.

New collaboration of bossa-nova, pop, and psychedelia between Laetitia Sadier and Brazilian band Mombojo. Mombojó started in 2001, in Recife (Pernambuco, Brazil) and won two APCA awards - in 2004, as the best band in Brazil, and in 2006 for best album of the year. They have collaborated with Tom Zé, Fernando Catatau and Andreas Kisser, among others. In 2012 Laetitia Sadier performed in Brazil and met the band. The guys from Pernambuco, irredeemable fans of STEREOLAB, pulled a copy of "Homem-Espuma" - their hardest-to-find album - out of their hat and gave it to Laetitia to seal a night of magical encounters. A two-week artistic residence in a small house at the Aldeia borough of Recife, was proposed. They took Laetitia there to submerge her in a Brazilian musical environment. Avoiding the cold studio environment, they spend two weeks interacting and communicating. Years later we see the results in the appearance of the "Summer Long" EP.

Album opener "C'est Le Vent" is a psychedelic and dreamlike journey that clearly shows the Stereolab influence on Mombojo's music, but with that elegant, syncopated touch of new-wave Brazilian music. "The Source" is disturbing, perturbing, driven continuously by Laetitia's brilliant voice and a dirty guitar, and a pop bridge, while "Power Of Touch" dives head first into bossa-nova territory.