Product Code: FARO233CD 5065007965252
Release Date: 1 July 2022
Product Code: FARO233CD 5065007965252
Release Date: 1 July 2022
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With a voice of pure gold and a startling sensitivity for heartfelt pop song writing,

on No Reino Dos Afetos (In the Realm of Affections), Berle frmly embraces

earnestness, through starry-eyed Brazilian love songs, ambient vignettes, warm,

home-cooked beats and gentle strokes of MPB genius.

"It's an album that was built from my desire to fnd beauty", Berle explains - his

simple, graceful words mirroring the graceful simplicity in his music. But amongst

the simplicity, the compositions, arrangements and productions on No Reino Dos

Afetos tingle with nuance and detail.

On the contemporary R&B inspired lead single "Quero Dizer" - produced by Berle

and long-time friend and collaborator Batata Boy - the swirling, lo-f, kalimba and

guitar-fronted beat is turned into a feel-good hit by the ingenuity of Berle's honey

soaked vocal melody. Powerfully intimate, "O Nome Do Meu Amor" (My Love's Name)

is a guaranteed tearjerker, with Berle's stunning voice soaring over gently plucked

acoustic guitar and the textural futter of soft movement, as if we hear him writing

the song in the moment.

Drawing upon a close-knit, collaborative scene of Maceió artists and musicians,

(of which Berle and Batata Boy are vital members), Berle also recorded some of

his friends songs on the album, including João Menezes' "Até Meu Violao", the

album's beautifully laid back sunshine soul opener, which has all the charm of

early-70s João Donato.

Having cut his teeth in soft-rock group Troco em Bala, and more recently fnding

himself embedded in both Rio and Sao Paulo's contemporary music scenes -

collaborating with the likes of Ana Frango Eletrico, who took the photo for the

album cover - No Reino Dos Afetos is as musically diverse as Bruno himself. It's

hazy indie rock ("É Preciso Ter Amor"), calming ambient and feld recording

("Virginia Talk") as well as Berle's own take on West African High Life ("Som


Instantly recognisable as a truly special artist, Berle's character flls every corner

of the sound, which is unsurprising considering he played most of the


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