primavera is more than a music festival. its dreamy sunset atmosphere at the industrial parc del forum is the perfect conclusion for a day as a continuous space to the frantic and colorful barcelona. it was the third year in a row and still, there were mysteries to unveil. this edition was a greedy one, even with frank ocean cancelation. day one: the gorgeous glowing solange as sovereign of the main stage proving out she deserve all the lights on her, followed by the dark and noisy bon iver showing how intricated was their last album. for the encore, an angry and resentful justin vernon’s version of ‘skinny love’. there was also time check kevin morby and miguel. yeh, we did miss the surprise show by arcade fire (damn! to our roaming wifi). day two: the low profile sampha at rayban stage by the sea delivered his amazing and soulful music, it gets bigger every time we listen to it. the xx appeared to had grown in stage with time; we had seen their concert at the porto …
15 tracks on our primavera sound porto expectations. we are just waiting for the old thoughts to die just killing time “killing time”, nicolas jaar
26 tracks on our primavera sound bcn expectations. every inch of sky‘s got a star every inch of skin‘s got a scar i guess that you’ve got everything now “everything now”, arcade fire
blonde is the long time awaited album by frank ocean, featuring amazing tracks like “nikes“, “ivy“, “pink+white” and “white ferrari“. “i thought that I was dreaming when you said you loved me” “that’s the same way you showed me love glory from above“ frank ocean, blonde 2016 (limited black friday edition)
be amazed, there’s more beyond infinity… when we started this journey, none of us could imagine what to expect. we already had seen photos and read stories from other travelers going up the highest mountain in portugal – the pico island – but, we guess that there always a sense of unreality until we experience it. a fearless 4-hour expedition through a harsh and paradoxical beautiful trail until we got to the top of the mountain. pico going small at our bottom and the faithful faial as a companion minimized our breathless and fatigued body. at the top of the mountain, a moon-like crater. but then, we look up and there’s more. a little summit – the real challenge, but it deserves the last effort. from there the view is unimaginable. surrounded by clouds, playing hide and seek with us, we stayed amazed with the never-ending atlantic and the rest of central groups islands by our foot. the incomprehensible feeling of fullness and abundance it’s not enough to describe what we felt. going down is worse …
best albums of 2016
an exceptional view of pico and são jorge from our flight to NY – peacefull and almost unattainable, like two silent companions in a long mission.