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[..] It’s just that balance, that combination of equal voices that makes the album as surprising as it is recognisable. New, and yet not. A bit like arriving at a place you’ve never been before, but which still – through smell, colour or hard-to-name familiarity – feels like home. That also makes this third Oba Loba an album to disappear in during quiet nights or rides to nowhere in particular.” in enola.be (NL) about “Pantufa Alcalina

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« […] Across Simorgh we can hear that João’s drumming is a world in which to lose yourself […] » in The Wire (EN) about « Simorgh »

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« […] this is one of the most compelling half hours of this autumn![…]» in Jazz&Mo (NL) about « Simorgh »

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«[…] João Lobo continues to build an admirable career, with each record surprising us and needing to be heard. This “Simorgh”, close to jazz and experimental rock, with a spatial “groove”, is an excellent surprise. And how well the two Lobos play. They are exceptional cases in Portuguese music, with good techniques joining well-educated and non-conforming ears. » in Jazz.pt (PT) about « Simorgh »

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«[…] We hear a great variety of different genres, grooves and breaks in this introspective music whereby it is noticeable how Simorgh rocks from the beginning to the end. » in Luminous Dash (NL) about « Simorgh »

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«[…] This album, however, differs from similar albums with its unusual passion – the guitar solos here are full of melody and fire, the rhythm section, overtaking itself, draws squares of unique complexity. » in Jazzist (RU) about « Simorgh »

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« […] Welcome to Mondo Lobo where improvising and composing are simultaneous, and the fresh and visionary Oba Loba makes a fitting soundtrack. » in The Wire about « Oba Loba »

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