Ritmo do Mar
Seis Exercícios de Ritmo (2017, digital)

Maria Afonso has been a Smikkelbaard fanatic ever since the first day we started. A couple years ago our Portuguese friend mentioned the tapes she recorded in her mid-twenties and which she - unfortunately -never released. Over 30 rhythmic studies have now been retrieved from Afonso's vault and 'Seis Exercícios' is a first glimpse of what's left of Maria's musical material. We're excited to offer our listeners this daily shot of Vitamine D. The six pieces are ripped from cassette, remastered and limited to one minute. Like Maria said: 'who needs ten minute songs in the age of acceleration?'