Archives for David Soares

Author: David Soares

Reflector #5: Bishop Saynomore – “Sintra Sonata”

July 2, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fifth on our list. Bishop Saynomore a.k.a Michael B. Tanner from Washington, D.C. offers a specific brand of electronic ambiance music with synthesized classical elements in the mix. Winter holidays spent in Lisbon, his wife’s hometown, inspired […]

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Reflector #4: The Go-Betweens – “No Reason To Cry”

June 19, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the fourth tune on our list. The career of this group from Brisbane, Australia started back in the late ‘70’s, they split up in 1989 but reformed for a second stint at the turn of the century. Maybe […]

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Reflector #3: Russian Circles – “Lisboa”

June 12, 2020

We love Portugal and we love music. So, we made a list of tunes inspired by Portugal. This series is about those impressions translated into sound by foreigners and this is the third of the series. Russian Circles are a Chicago trio made up of guitarist Mike Sullivan, Brian Cook on bass and Dave Turncrantz […]

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Reflector #2: Lilicub

June 5, 2020

This is a series about the songs written by foreigners that were inspired by Portugal. This is the second tune on our list. LILICUB – “Lisbonne” Lilicub were a pop trio formed in early 90’s with a strong jazz background that ended up as the duo of Benoit Carré and Catherine Diran. Their recognition peaked […]

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Reflector #1: Walkmen

June 3, 2020

Every now and then, we do love a good list at Atlas Lisboa. We also love Portugal and we love music. So, we thought we’d make a list of tunes somewhat inspired by Portugal. Since a list of such songs by local artists would be literally endless, this series is about those impressions translated into […]

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Is Lisbon the Next Berlin?

October 29, 2019

Statements like “city A is the new city B” make people from either A or B cringe — but will Lisbon go the way of Berlin when it comes to keeping the soul of the city?

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When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained

May 29, 2019

First of all, I’ll just let it out there: Santo António is an impostor. Yes, because the official patron saint of Lisbon is actually São Vicente. This is the one whose statue stands at Portas do Sol in Alfama, where he holds the symbol of the city in one hand – the ship crewed by […]

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