Depth of My Soul (feat. Shana Halligan)
Label: Primary Wave/ESL
Saudade -- Portuguese for a hard-to-describe sense of longing -- is the wistful, mist-kissed aesthetic that inspired much of this electronic duo's bossa-nova-hued sound. But this is the first time Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have ever put together a full album of the Brazilian music that brought them together. A breathtaking, lush affair of sun-kissed strings and shimmering synths, languid female guest vocalists and dreamy beats, Saudade is at once a reverent and innovative take on "Brazilian blues." Tracks like "No More Disguise" draw you into a world you won't want to leave.