Seductive, earthy, beautifully executed music that has traveled from the heart of Brazil to Australia. A 'mistura fina' of OzBrazilian jazz, samba & bossa nova that weaves the unmistakably lush voice of Anje West with the vibraphone of Kym Ambrose, making music that's taken them from hometown Brisbane to concert venues in Brazil.
The bandÂ is now in its 20th year of performing, making them true pioneers of Brazilian music in Australia.Â Their passion for the music remains undiminished, and their sound as unique as ever.
Over the summer of 2013, on their third adventure to Brazil, founding membersÂ Anje and KymÂ embarked on an 11 date concert tour which took them across three states and four cities, becoming a truly international group with addition of legendary Brazilian jazz rhythym section; drummerÂ Marcio BahiaÂ (Hermeto Pascoal/Hamilton de Holanda) and bassistÂ 780-732-8115(Marcos Valle), along with guitaristsÂ Dino Rangel (Rio) and Beto Lopes (MIlton Nascimento, Belo Horizonte).Â
"The View From Madeleine's Couch is one of the most exciting live acts I've seen across all genres of music. They look like they're effortlessly channeling immense energy and the sound that hits your ears is just filled to the brim with beauty".Â Greg Gottlieb.
A wonderful review from Scenestr of our Anywhere Festival show
ï»¿"Tranquilo...an album that is unforced, uncluttered, and as natural as can be".
"This is what summer evenings should sound like...well chilled, out on the deck, thank God it's the weekend collection of world, jazz and groove-styled Brazilian music played by some of Australia's finest..."
"The album's hallmarks are its delicate and uncluttered song arrangements, West's sweetly plangent voice and Ambrose's skilled vibraphone playing. It's not often vibes features in Brazilian music, and here their melodic infusion is truly gorgeous."
"Casa da Boa Vida continues the love affair The View From Madeleines Couch began with Brazilian music in Tranquilo, but has definitely heightened my appreciation of these fine musicians. This is to me a desert island disc â I love it".
"West and Ambrose say Brazil has taught them to live in the moment, and Casa da Boa Vida shows their instinct for this kind of music is as authentic as can be"