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Sessa –  Estrela Acesa [Turquoise vinyl w/ poster] - New LP
Sessa –  Estrela Acesa [Turquoise vinyl w/ poster] - New LP
Mexican Summer Records

Sessa – Estrela Acesa [Turquoise vinyl w/ poster] - New LP

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 LP Turquoise vinyl housed in a full color jacket with a 12x24" poster included. [w/ download card]

Sergio Sayeg (aka Sessa) has always been entranced by what he calls “the mess” of music: the accidental, tortuous nature of it, a path on which musicians and audiences alike can attain a higher purpose. A love supreme, if you will. While Sessa’s 2019 debut Grandeza explored the corporeal pleasures and gentle drunkenness of being in love, his new album, Estrela Acesa (which translates as Burning Star), gazes up to the heavens and ponders love both sensuous and spiritual, in the throes of its resultant hangover.

releases June 24, 2022

Sessa: Vocals, Nylon Guitar, Percussion
Biel Basile: Drums, Percussion, Piano
Marcelo Cabral: Bass

Ciça Góes: Vocals and Percussion
Ina: Vocals and Percussion
Paloma Mecozzi: Vocals and Percussion
Lau Ra: Vocals and Percussion

Kate Goddard - Violin
Ruby Wang - Violin
Hannah Selin - Viola
Ansel Cohen - Cello
Simon Hanes - Conducting

Gabriel Milliet: Flutes

Vocals arranged by Ciça Góes, Ina, Paloma Mecozzi, Lau Ra, Biel Basile and Sessa
Band tracks arranged by Biel Basile, Marcelo Cabral, Mikey Coltun, Cem Misirlioglu and Sessa
Strings arranged by Simon Hanes except "Helena" arranged by Alex Chumak and "Irmão de Nuvem" arranged by Alex Chumak and Simon Hanes. Flutes arranged by Alex Chumak.

Produced by Sessa and Biel Basile. Additional production by Mikey Coltun.
All tracks recorded by Sessa and Biel Basile between June and August 2021 at Estúdio Grilos, Ilhabela, SP and Sítio Santa Inês, Piracaia, SP except "Helena" recorded by Nick Graham Smith at Pendulum, São Paulo, SP in October 2020. Strings recorded by Al Carson, assisted by Robert Aceto at Gary's Electric, Brooklyn, NY. Mixed by Seth Manchester at Machines With Magnets, Providence, RI. Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, CA.
All songs written by Sessa

Copyright control Sergio Victor Sayeg (BMI)

Artwork by Joshua Nazario, Photo cover by Biel Basile. Insert photos by Biel Basile and Helena Wolfenson. Lyrics translated from Portuguese to English by J. Westfal. Designed by Alex Tults. Art direction by Sessa and Jonathan Shedletzky.


This record wouldn't be possible without the generous help of my friends, family and lover:
Helena Wolfenson, Chico França, Pat Bergantin, Virginia Kalili Sayeg, Victor Salomão Sayeg, Marcelo Sayeg, Laura Pereira, Monique Maion, Talita Cabral, Helena Sasseron, Sabine Holler, Sara de Santis, Joana Bem-Haja, Larissa Braga, Jonathan Shedletzky, Bled Celhyka, Cem Misirlioglu, João Bagdadi Neto, Gui Jesus Toledo, Isabel Wolfenson, Taygoara Schiavinoto, Joel Stones, Diana Foxell, Selva Aydin, Ricardo Lerman, Arthur Decloedt, Keith Abrahamson, Jonas Morbach, Nick Graham Smith, Tim Bernardes, Juan Wauters, Luiza Lian, Venilton Aparecido de Souza Rosa (in memoriam), Vanielza de Goes Maciel Souza, André Poppovic, Cristina Pereira Barretto, José Gomes, Antônio Lessa, Bob Wolfenson, Mariza Guimarães, Silvinha Couto, Mamãe Gorda, Gacel, Lili, Osasco, Guarulhos, Diadema, Soninha.

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