Brutus Begins in an Uncanny Valley

brutus begins - uncanny valleyPortuguese Canadians are a talented bunch when it comes to music: Desman, Mendes, Furtado, and more have seen great success. Ricardo Temporao is a name to bookmark, or perhaps his recording alias Brutus Begins. His 2016 album Uncanny Valley strikes us as what may result if The Beatles’ Rubber Soul era consolidated itself with the early music of The Cars. Indie folk-rock joins electronic new wave in a modern version of Steve Miller. It is a juggernaut of a debut and waiting to be discovered like a treasure trove. Running the danger of overemphasizing its unique sound, we assert what is always more important: very strong songwriting. Put Uncanny Valley on for an adventurous, very enjoyable ride.  iTunes