Anyway, I'm back with a mashup of World Music Monday and Tech Tuesday.
Brazillian native Aline de Lima is first, with her fresh arrangements of smooth bossa nova, influenced by samba and tropical music. Her voice is simple and sweet, while carrying that quality that's a staple of bossa nova music. I am a big bossa nova fan, and Brazillian bossa nova in particular. I love the way Portuguese vocals blend nicely with the music. Definitely check this one out.
Next is another French singer, Daphné. Her music is a bit pop-ier than Coeur de Pirate, but at the same time much more intimate. Her piano player adds much to her act, and overall it's a beautiful listening experience.
Onward to techie stuff!
First up is a new PSP game, Resistance: Retribution. There's been a dearth of PSP games in the past months, which I think is a real shame. The PSP is a damn good portable system. CNET had this to say:
"Because the PSP lacks a second analog stick that would really help with aiming, Sony's touting the game's "advanced third-person targeting system designed specifically for the PSP system." However, the highlight of Resistance: Retribution is its robust eight-player multiplayer mode with five game modes (Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Containment and Assimilation).