Minta & the Brook Trout
A year has gone by since You, Minta's debut EP, was released. It's now time for the first album, Minta & The Brook Trout. Brook Trout, Minta's band. Minta herself, Francisca Cortesao, stuck to singing and playing guitar this time. They did the rest: Manuel Dordio, guitar, Mariana Ricardo, bass, vocals and the occasional ukulele, and Jose Vilao, drums and percussion. On the record, eleven new songs, you can also hear guests Walter Benjamin, who co-penned "i don't want to", in which he sings and plays the guitar, BlackBambi, vocals, and Joao Cabrita, who plays the saxophone in "large amounts", first song and single out of minta & the brook trout. Francisca Cortesão and Mariana Ricardo teamed up for the production of the album, which was recorded in July at Golden Pony by Pedro Magalhaes e Eduardo Vinhas, who also mixed it. Nelson Carvalho did the master. So far, minta & the brook trout has been described as "one of the best Portuguese albums of the year", by Blitz and labeled an "excellent record" by Henrique Amaro, of Antena 3 radio.