During English language lessons at school Mr Spaceman aka Regis Damasceno must have sat right at the front, scribbling notes and getting to grips with the perfect tense. Unlike Brazil’s (arguably) most famous musical export CSS, he never once lapses into cute broken English. Regis Damasceno singsBritish, I was doubting his Brazilian credentials. A little Googling later I came across his website and having to hit the translate button, I only managed G.C.S.E French, was enough confirmation.
Citing The Beatles and The Smiths as influences Demasceno’s English eloquence may owe a debt to these to greats. Formative years spent in his bedroom listening to either of these two bands back catalogue on repeat, would I imagine be excellent English training. Ah, I can just picture him now. But it’s a different story when it comes to picturing these two bands in his music. To be fair, Damasceno cites them mostly as influences in their ‘indie’ aesthetic.
Mr Spaceman’s lo-fi indie is nicely average and if we did ratings at Amelia’s Magazine I would give him 3 stars. There is something extremely familiar about Mr Spaceman blend of music and three listens in, I had to double check it wasn’t another previously reviewed lo-fi average band. I would really like to state which tracks stand out, but I can’t as they all blend into one blur. With an average album, Mr Spaceman music seems to be destined to orbit the greatness of the bands he cites as influences.
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