Background/Info: Brazilian dark-electro formation Pecadores released their debut-EP “Macumbaria” in 2005. The title song also got featured at their debut full length “10% For Jesus”. A second full length was released in 2010, but since then I didn’t heard that really new from this band. To celebrate the 13th anniversary of the debut EP, “Macumbaria” has been re-released with extra remixes, alternative versions and a few extra songs.
Content: “Macumbaria” probably is the best song ever composed by Pecadores. It’s pure dark-electro driven, sung in Portuguese and carried by a real great chorus. The first four tracks are exactly the same as on the original work.
We next get a nice bonus featuring 9 tracks. Most of the songs are remixes of the title song by Marcelo Gallo (Pitch Yarn Of Matter), Jesus Complex and Nahtaivel plus a few other versions such as a guitar remix from 2018, the first mix edit and demo from 2005.
+ + + : It’s quite interesting to see how an old song from this band still makes sense today. I think it has been more popular in the band’s homeland than here in Europe, but this EP is food for DJ’s so I’ll not be surprised to see a successful resurrection from “Macumbaria”. The original Wehbba-remix remains a very efficient version as well. There’s no better way than this EP to (re)discover Pecadores. The CD-edit has been limited to 100 copies, but really is a great artistic format.
– – – : I think the global sound quality could have been more professional although it creates a rough and unpolished effect.
Conclusion: It’s a bit strange to celebrate this EP 13 years after the original version, but dark-electro heads will be ravished dancing and shouting on “Macumbaria”.
Best songs: ”Macumbaria – Video Edit”, “Macumbaria – Wehbba Remix”, “Macumbaria – Strangeangels Remix”, “Macumbaria – Album Version 2006”, “Priest – Come To Daddy Remix”.