On "Brasil," he explores new ground...somewhat. Though there's an ethnic tinge, Flügel's idiosyncratic touch remains. Metallic drum hits and clinking rhythm sticks provide a backdrop for something close to bell chimes, which race up and down the scale uncontrollably. It's the pitch-bending effects which stamp it as a Flügel production though. Increasing in length and distortion the further things advance, they're nothing but cheeky. "Brasil (Reprise)" removes the racous chimes, leaving rhythmic keyboard and foreign-language sussurations to shine through in a less intense manner.
"Bahia Blues Bootcamp" is named after the Brazilian state, and acts just like it. Bright, loud and proud, that is. It's a stange concept for electronic music, but the track is nothing more than a series of solos. First, warm bass jumps up and down, twice interrupted by a wild shower of bleeps. Taking the stage last, a series of steel drums add the Brazilian touch. What's most remarkable is that it all sounds cohesive, despite the short attention span.