Fado rewired and recast. Raül Refree - one of Europe's most innovative producers (Rosalía, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo) - meets Lina, a Portuguese singer renowned for her haunting interpretations of Amalia's classic repertoire. Analog synths and hushed sonics. Making history by breaking the rules.
Shedding the skin. A fresh beginning. That’s what singer Lina and producer/multi-instrumentalist Raül Refree have given Portuguese fado on Lina_Raül Refree. They’ve sloughed off the old trappings and exacting traditions of the country’s national music and given it into a perfect fit for the 21st century. Gone are the chiming guitars that were the music’s instrumental trademark and in their place comes piano and analogue synths. Together, they’ve reinvented the music that holds a nation’s soul, and done it while keeping the rich beauty of the melodies and the aching poetry of the words that are such a vital part of the tradition.
Lina makes hers the traditional Fado melodies every self-respecting Fado singer knows by heart, while singing contemporary material from someone like pop songwriter Carolina Deslandes, and both have a place in her recordings. Her soul may carry the old memories, the old lessons, but her voice is of our days, and translates all the nuances of love as it is loved today. Whether in a Fado house, in a major concert hall, in Portugal or abroad, Lina is always the same: a true artist who sings what she feels and feels what she sings.
Raül's musical productions combine experimental rock, flamenco, author song and pop with occasional jazz influences, depending on the project. He interprets his compositions in Catalan and Spanish and has produced albums by artists such as Lee Ranaldo, Rocío Márquez, Roger Mas, Nacho Umbert, Senior i el Brutal, Christina Rosenvinge, Las Migas, Silvia Pérez Cruz, Josh Rouse, Kiko Veneno, Mala Rodríguez, Els Pets, among other musicians.
LINA - Vocals
Raül Refree - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Germany, Austria, Switzerland