«Minta is a singer-songwriter of lost loves and disquietude. […] There's a likeness to Feist or Aimee Mann in the languid guitars or the sparse notes of the piano. But, more than this, more than the nocturnal mood of these gentle lullabies, there is in the beauty of the vocal harmonies, that shine a spectral light on the melody, a mark that makes itself noticed: a confessional chamber pop that is nearly folk (as in “A Song to Celebrate Our Love”), that spins around in spectorean guitars and swirls like a merry-go-round in slow motion (“Search Skin Deep”). […] You is a very good pronouncement for the album that will follow.» Mário Lopes, Ípsilon (Público), January 2009.
released October 8, 2008
all songs francisca cortesao
produced by nuno rafael and francisca cortesao
recorded by pedro magalhaes and eduardo vinhas at golden pony, lisbon, december 2007 | mixed by nelson carvalho and nuno rafael at valentim de carvalho march 2008 | mastered by nelson carvalho at valentim march 2008
francisca cortesao: vocals, guitar, bass, organ and glockespiel | jose vilao: drums and percussion | nuno rafael: backing vocals on 1,4 | filipe pacheco: guitar on 2, 5