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Cinema Imaginado (Volume 2)

by Bruno de Almeida

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Fear City 03:30
Hello traveler What you wanna do is try to get out alive Pimps and hoes on the sidelines don’t stop and stare Keep the flair Ain’t gonna happen until you break it Forgetabboutit You gonna get mugged Garbage bags piled on street corners Keep walking Keep talking Living color on every block Slash-and-burn you wonder why it’s easier to find a bag of heroin than a quart of milk at your local store Slice of life Just under the knife Give’em all you got Motherfuckers Be bop the pop on a dead beat choose your favorite criminals You’re in fear City
Marnie 02:30
Dog Walk II 05:00
I was laying on the couch when I heard a knock at my door I went to open it and there he was I couldn’t believe it: Cooper was back! I would have thought he’d reincarnate as a plant, or as a fat girl in Ohio, but no - he reincarnated as himself. The same old fucking dog. It was now springtime in New York and I was sitting on my stoop again. Cooper sat there as I smoked cigarettes. Suddenly, he started barking at a woman across the street She came over and asked what his name was I said “Cooper” She said, “great name for a dog” “You think?” We ended up in her apartment. Her name was Daisy and she had beautiful eyes, there was just a little problem, she had a huge cat who didn’t look that friendly Cooper was afraid and hid behind a couch Daisy said “don’t worry, she doesn’t bite.” Daisy grabbed me and pushed me into the bedroom but I managed to drop a few Xanaxs into a cup of milk I’d figured that would relax the mini-tiger. I closed the door. Poor Cooper I thought.… Then Daisy grabbed me and threw me in the bed She exploded on me like a volcano! She was on top and she screamed like a red fox The sex was so hot and steamy I felt like singing the national anthem. Funny right? But I had to keep my energy up. Then she had an orgasm and passed out. She went right to sleep on me. I was looking at the ceiling when I heard a commotion coming from the living room. So, I went to check on Cooper I couldn´t believe it! He was now fucking the poor cat from behind. Doggy style. I checked my pockets and I realized that I had put the wrong pills in the milk I used Viagra instead of Xanax Them fucking pills, I never know which one is which. Daisy woke up and started screaming “Your dog is raping my cat!!!” I tried to separate Cooper from the mini-tiger while she called the police on me! I ran up eighth avenue as I heard the sirens coming Fucking Cooper! OK, great. Print it. Shut up Cooper!
American woman Electric soul Controversial Raw innovator Sexually liberated She was the wife of a king She moved through the ring like a pinup at Jet magazine She got him electric She made them bitches brew The girl from Kilimanjaro
Mr. Electric 03:24
Baby, Take me away from you Don’t let me take you in I’m more than I can handle I’m more than you can take I don’t want to hurt you I don’t want to let you go But my world is too lonely What you see is not what you see I’m not who you want me to be I have to be who I am I can’t be another man
Tristana 04:06
Sense Memory 04:30


Picking up where Volume 1 left off, the second installment of the CINEMA IMAGINADO trilogy once again features an eclectic cadre of world-class musicians who deliver a unique hybrid of acid jazz, funk, fado, electronica and spoken word.


released January 27, 2023

This album is dedicated to the memory of Pedro Gonçalves (1970-2021)

Bruno de Almeida - Voice, guitars, bass, keyboards
Graham Haynes - Cornet, flugelhorn, electronics
Ricardo Toscano - Alto sax
Mário Franco - Electric bass, double bass
Tó Trips - Guitars
Luís Figueiredo - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Óscar Graça - Piano
Rúben da Luz - Trombone
Rui Bandeira - Bass trombone
Sérgio Carolino - Tuba
Alexandre Frazão - Drums
André Sousa Machado - Drums
Osvaldo Pegudo - Percussion
Marco Fernandes - Marimba
Nuno Cunha - French Horn
Ana Pereira - Violin
Ana Filipa Serrão - Violin
José Pereira - Violin
Joana Cipriano - Viola
Catarina Gonçalves - Cello
Ana Cláudia Serrão - Cello

All music and words by Bruno de Almeida

All music arranged by Bruno de Almeida except
“Sense Memory” arranged by Mário Franco

Produced by Bruno de Almeida
Associate producers Mário Franco and Graham Haynes
Executive producer Vanessa Alvarez

Liner notes:
“Hello, Traveler!” That's the initial greeting you hear from your conductor as you embark on the second leg of the sonic journey that will eventually transport you to Cinema Imaginado's final destination. First stop: Fear City. As you attempt to sit back and get comfortable, your imagination may very well remain glued to the edge of its seat – itching, fidgeting, twitching, until it becomes one with the gritty scenery that rhythmically flies by the side window of your psyche. Poetry in motion? A sidewalk ballet? Like a searing game of stickball – or even of ringolevio – life on these mean streets has always been animated by a constant blur of tension and turmoil. Until it isn't. That's when the bright-pink, rubber Spaldeen stops bouncing and everything comes to a grinding halt with a piercing yelp, much like the screeching metal brakes of the uptown express pulling into a station named Elsewhere. Or is it...Nowhere? All you're left with is a memory. Or at the very least, the sense of what could eventually become one.
- Frank Coelho

Mixed by João Pedreira @ Estúdios Valentim de Carvalho,
November 2022. Recorded by João Pedreira, Bernardo Estrela,
Tadeus Mascarenhas and Miguel Martins between March and
October 2022 @ BA Music (Lisbon), Estúdios Valentim de Carvalho
(Paço de Arcos), Putchiu (Lisboa) and Estúdio Casa das Máquinas
(Salvador, Bahia). Mastered by André Tavares @ AT·Studio (Paço de Arcos).
Music copyist Eduardo Proença. Creative consultant Frank Coelho
Publicist João MacDonald

Thanks to Paulo Bicudo @ BA Filmes, Francisco Vasconcelos, Francisco
de Assis Vasconcelos, Fernando Rascão @ Valentim de Carvalho, and
Luís Castaño @ Music Factory.

Cover photo by Camillo José Vergara

A BA Music production

© Copyright BA Music 2023
℗ Publishing BA Music SPA 2023


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Bruno de Almeida Lisbon, Portugal

Bruno de Almeida is a Portuguese composer and multi-instrumentalist who comes out of the downtown New York City music scene of the mid-eighties. He is also a Cannes award-winning filmmaker whose body of film work navigates between fiction and documentaries. Much like his films, Bruno's music paints a compelling sonic and lyrical universe that drifts between existential poetics and urban realism. ... more

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