Sofá, the second album of MiraMundo has been released.
MiraMundo are a joyous collective of musicians from Europe, Asia and Latin America who seem to specialise in such moments. From the outset, there’s a convivial bagginess to the way songs begin to come together, as guitars move from strumming to melody, the rhythm gathers force and the voice is found – all five key members sing in their respective languages – while guests from Poland, Uruguay and elsewhere assist with percussion and backing vox.
With the vitality of Gitano Family or Manu Chao’s roadshows, this band shifts from intelligent bossa nova and Gypsy jazz to more free-form compositions that have the slightest hint of Serge Gainsbourg. Nothing is too trivial or exotic for their palate: Mexican mariachi, samba, Italian canonetta, Japanese phrases, African beats - Sofa is a riot of fun!