The brand new album Salvador is now streaming worldwide and is available on CD via the online store.
Salvador follows Maximillian Rudd’s successful debut record Maximillian. The ten-track album represents Rudd’s first appearance alongside his fierce new four-piece of Melbourne-based Brazilian music legends Asha Henfry (flute), Alastair Kerr (drums, percussion) and Josh Bridges (bass, cavaquinho). Salvador oozes Rudd’s trademark eclecticism, celebrating life and love with influences from around the globe. Drawing on his established penchant for intimate instrumentals and sensitive songwriting, Rudd looks to and explores new horizons with his groove-driven band.
Hailing from Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast, Maximillian Rudd has carved out a name as an emerging exponent of the Brazilian seven-string guitar. The intimate bossa nova stylings of So Bad and the exuberant samba Total Football reinforce the notion that Brazil might be far from Rudd’s eyes, yet remains close to his heart.
From the New Orleans-inspired jilted love song When I Found Out, to the soaring vocal melodies of Come Sun and Sunset, Rudd has spent the past two years maturing his sound and honing his craft as a guitarist and singer-songwriter.
Track by track, Salvador traverses a spectrum of emotions, hitting on a nostalgia for South American folklore and the spirit of Brazil, which is a mainstay of Rudd’s style. All this is underpinned by blues and roots influences, culminating in a heartfelt tribute to the late Fats Domino in a ballad-inspired rendition of Blueberry Hill.
Co-produced by leading Australian producer Jordan Power, whose work includes Dope Lemon, Kasey Chambers and Xavier Rudd, this latest instalment from Maximillian Rudd showcases the breadth of artistry of this burgeoning talent.