January 16, 2008 12:28 ET

KOCH Records to Release New Album by Vinicius Cantuária

"Cymbals" to Be Released in the U.S. on February 19th, 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 16, 2008) - KOCH Records announces the release of "Cymbals," the new album by critically acclaimed Brazilian artist Vinicius Cantuária.

Recorded in 2007 in New York City, and produced by Cantuária, "Cymbals" is a stunning collection of Brazilian bossa nova and jazz songs with a decidedly 21st century feel. Cantuária has enlisted the talents of musicians Marc Ribot, Brad Mehldau, KOCH Records artist Jenny Scheinman, Erik Friedlander and others for "Cymbals," his 14th studio album.

Uncut writes, "...these 11 dark bossa novas... are treated with care, with the occasionally spiky, experimental intrusions never threatening to overwhelm the proceeding. Four stars."

Born and raised in Brazil, Cantuária performed alongside Brazilian superstars Marcos Valle, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque and Caetano Veloso, for whom he wrote his first million-selling hit, "Lua e Estrela," before moving to New York City in 1994.

He has performed as both a guitarist and percussionist with artists like Brian Eno, Arto Lindsay, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Ryuichi Sakamoto and many others. Cantuária has also written for many artists, including Angelique Kidjo and Bill Frisell, with whom he also recorded the Grammy-nominated "The Intercontinentals." Film credits include "Next Stop Wonderland," recorded with Bebel Gilberto, and "Melissa P" recorded with Arto Lindsay.

Look for Cantuária to play select dates in 2008.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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