One of the darlings of current Brazilian ‘Indie’ music (if there is such a thing…) is Tulipa Ruiz. I’ve been following her career for a while (on the advice of my friend Alexandre Cerqueira, who is a friend and big van of Tulipa). On the ‘Best of’ lists of Rolling Stone Brasil for 2012, her new album Tudo Tanto came as no. 2, and in the song ranking she has ‘Dois cafes’ at no. 5 (in a duo with Lulu Santos, a giant of Brazilian pop music and an excellent guitar player), and ‘É’ at no. 15. Tulipa Ruiz’s music is not always of easy assimilation; I must admit that it took me a while to get into the spirit. On the other hand, this also means that her music is original, unexpected, and the more you listen to it, the more you like it.
So here are 'Efemera', from her first album of the same name (2010), and 'Dois cafes' from Tudo Tanto.