Last Friday, Malvae shared his debut album titled Amazonas. Amazonas is a 13-track release created from samples he recorded on a 2000km journey crossing 4 out of 9 countries which hold the Amazon Rainforest. Along the way, Malvae shared his purpose of this album was to create awareness for protecting this vast, beautiful space. The outcome is a visceral experience that taps all five of your senses to envision life inside an oasis.
Listen to the album below:
My favorites: “Tuyuka,” “Slash & Burn,” “We Go Down”
Music with a purpose, Malvae plans to donate 10% of all streams and sales from Amazonas to an organization that protects the Amazon Rainforest and tribes that call it home.
“‘[I started] the months-long journey in a small oil town called Coca, Ecuador, where I was invited to visit a Huaorani family in Yasuni, I continued traveling down the Napo and Amazon rivers through Peru, Colombia and eventually Brazil, while documenting the entire journey with my camera and drone to visualize the project. With all the sounds you hear originating from the jungle, I hope that the listeners may experience the jungle and its inhabitants speaking through my music and the feelings I felt while I was there, deep in the rainforest. I hope that it may light a fire within you.” – Malvae