Brazil’s descending into fascism but I’m relaxed.
They elected a fascist president but I’m relaxed.
His name is Jair Bolsonaro and he wants to bring back torture
But this bossa nova music is relaxing.
Here’s a Brazilian percussion solo.
Brazil now has a fascist head of state, but I’m relaxed.
It’s the fifth-largest country in the world
(by both area and population)
but I’m relaxed
Even though he’s burning the Amazon and the planet’s going to die.
But this music is relaxing.
Here’s a Brazilian Portuguese gibberish solo.
[Brazilian Portuguese gibberish solo]
It’s a jazz, it’s a jazz, it’s a jazz, it’s a jazz chord!
When you play all open strings on the guitar it’s a jazz chord!
A11 with E in the bass
Plus B in the bass of the six-string bass
I know jazz harmony!
Brazil now has a strongman head of state but I’m relaxed.
Just like Hungary and Russia and the Philippines and Turkey,
Nicaragua, Venezuela, Thailand, Saudi Arabia
And maybe the U.S. again
But I’m relaxed.
Yes, I’m relaxed.
This bossa nova music is so relaxing it makes me relaxed.
Playing a brazillion different jazz chords.
Actually only playing two different jazz chords:
D-flat major 7 followed by D major 7,
D-flat major 7, D major 7,
D-flat major 7, D major 7, [unintelligible]
from Metric System,
released November 4, 2022
Robbie Ellis · vocals, bass guitar
Airan Wright · piccolo, flute, alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Gastón Rodella · trombones
Jake Dewar · electric guitar
Jono Sawyer · drum kit
Yendrys Céspedes · mini-claps, triangle, shaker
Vocals recorded by Matt Griffo at Chicago Recording Boutique.
Drums recorded by Louis Bernstone at Ellamy Studios, Auckland.
Percussion recorded by YCC Productions, Chicago.
Edited by Robbie Ellis.
Mixed by Matt Griffo at Chicago Recording Boutique.