The musical language that Santiago and Martins share on MOVEMENT is radical, complex, and poetic as it is technically ferocious and emotionally enlightening, and features some of the finest guitar playing in Brazilian music today.
Daniel Santiago is a Brazilian composer, guitarist and producer who has been an active and key contributor to the Brazilian and world music scenes for the last 20 years and is a pivotal influence for generations of younger Brazilian musicians. Pedro Martins hides an ocean of intricacies that can be explored over and over again.
The astounding musicianship on Movement is amplified by the care by which Santiago and Martins compose. While both guitarists are extremely aesthetically literate– citing everything from Brazilian music, modern jazz, and classical rock music, Mondrian, the Bauhaus movement, and Brazilian modernist architecture as influences on their compositions– they are primarily concerned with the emotional resonance of their music, and the embodied feeling of playing together.