Backed by his new three-piece band, Maximillian Rudd’s South American-tinged sound is richer than ever on his latest album.
Following on from his 2017 debut record Maximillian, Melbourne-via-Torquay musician Maximillian Rudd returns with his new album, Salvador.
Staying true to his South American influences, Salvador sees Rudd enlisting a band of Melbourne-based Brazillian musicians, comprising flute (Asha Henfry), drums and percussion (Alastair Kerr), and bass and cavaquinho (Josh Bridges) to complement his own intimate instrumental flavour.
A melting pot of jazz, blues and bossa nova, Salvador maintains a strong sense of tradition, upholding the Brazilian spirit while experimenting with a range of sonic influences. Intricate yet never over-complicated, the melodies across the record see Rudd’s stylings on the Brazilian seven-string guitar blossom as he leads the tight four-piece through a collection of stunning compositions.
The common denominator across Salvador‘s ten tracks is groove, with everything from Samba to New Orleans-inspired roots coming into play; showcasing Rudd’s dexterity as a musician.
Between the lingering sense of yearning of ‘So Bad’ and the sunny strumming and soaring vocals of ‘Sunset’, Rudd lays his heart and soul bare while exhibiting his growth as a songwriter, singer and musician.
Encompassing storytelling, global influences and a rich sense of culture and character, Salvador is a truly enveloping celebration of love, life and belonging.
Listen to the album below.
Salvador is out now via Bom Dia Records. For more from Maximillian Rudd, head to his website.