Lina_Raül Refree – debut album out worldwide

“They take Amália songbook into places where she would never have dreamed to reach”.
João Lisboa, Expresso
“Here’s something satisfyingly audacious about Lina_Raül Refree, the debut album from Portuguese singer Lina and Raül Refree (…) The production throughout is minimal to the point of austerity, creating an intimacy that feels like standing with the duo in a darkened room. (…)The singer possesses a voice of fiercely intimate power and texture, capable within one brief musical phrase of tempting a bird to the windowsill and blowing the opera doors clean off (…) Intimate, heartfelt, and solemnly inviting, it’s also a wonderful record”.
Ben Cardew, Pitchfork (7,7)
“Étrangement, ces productions préservent la puissance acoustique du chant, véritable kaléidoscope d’émotions fine. Ni folk, ni pop, ni électro, avant-gardiste mais aucunement radical, l’ensemble constitue un petit bijou de modernité et célèbre magistralement le centenaire de la naissance de la grande Amália (…) Raül Reffree et Lina: un producteur dynamiteur des musiques ibériques et l’incarnation d’un fado traditionnel “.
Anne Berthold, Télérama (ffff)