Born in Azores, Mario Raposo is an eclectic and a self-taught musician. His taste and influences encompass Jazz, Classic music, New age, Electronic and film score composers. For the past fifteen years, Mario has been creating music on his keyboards for film scores, commercial documentaries, advertisements, TV generics and CDs for local artists. A true product of his times, Mario does not hesitate in injecting into traditional forms a more modern language. He has experimented mostly with fusion, i.e.: jazz; traditional Portuguese and new age (especially on documentaries); electronic pop, dance; and orchestrations through the use of synthesisers. In Heartland also features Patricia Perpetuo on flute, Carolina Raposo on vocal and Natalia Zhylkina on violin. Review about 'Just May It Be' by Vesa Peltonen '...It's the intro that pulls me in, like a welcome hand, drawing me into a wonderful room full of this strong emotional bright uplifting piano playing, with a lovely complimenting string orchestration, all twinkling the air. The title intriques me. It could have been, 'Just may be it', but you decided to call it 'Just may it be'; I feel unconsiously, because you are refering here to the spontaneity of life, the feeling of the moment, the process, the space you just let go of and not the finality. It's a great piece Mario. It's speaks much of you... a sensitive artist living in the moment.' Review by Javier Vecino 'This is one of the best works that I have listened and have the fortune of having obtained. I am not going to analyze every song on this CD one by one; just to say that every song is a picture, an image, a story reported with sensibility, the creation of a fantastic musician. He has a way of leading the melody into a world of fantasy, just like Rachel Portman would make; sometimes we can find environments that transport us into a Slow Jazz's sensation. I like it very much.'
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