Victor & Leo, |
Nada es Normal
(Sony BMG, 2008)
Victor and Leonarda Chavez Zapala are natives of Brazil, and the brothers have worked hard for more than a decade to become important artists in the Brazilian music scene. Why they switched from their native Portuguese to Spanish for this album is not explained. It's probably a search for a wider audience, but I doubt it will have the desired result.
There are 10 tracks on this album, eight original compositions by Victor and one co-written with Leo.
Despite a variety of instruments and voices that blend well together, the songs just sound too similar. The songs have a simple romantic quality and may do as background or dinner music. But I don't see them competing with some of the more popular Latin stars.
John R. Lindermuth
16 January 2010
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