Otto hits New York

Calling Otto a "backlands" version of Moby is actually a pretty good characterization of the guy behind "Bob". At least they can't trot out bossa nova cliches this time. But perhaps the NYT is going too far in the other direction with this quote from author Ricardo Pessanha: "He’s the hillbilly who clears pathways and unlocks closed doors, chopping his way through the jungle and opening frontiers so that others can follow.”
" Actually, Otto mixes up a mean stew of electronica and anything else he's interested in. The rest of the article covers this well enough. If it's your first exposure to Otto, I suggest starting out with the early "Samba pra Burro" that established his reputation in Brazil.

Here's the article.

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