"Santos's debut album is very strong. It has a balance between honesty, sophistication and rawness that fulfills me. Right from the first song I was transported into a universe of colors and shapes that were completely new to me but at the same time it carried a constant feeling of affinity. It’s just like being at home listening to one of those albums that influenced me as a teenager, and every time you listen, each track is a rediscovery that brings and will always bring special emotions."
André Matos (Portuguese Guitarist)
"Ponto de Partida is a wonderful album !
André Santos's compositions are remarkable - superb work on textures.
He leads here a highly cohesive team of top notch musicians and his guitar playing has depth and originality : André clearly has a voice of his own. "
Romain Pilon (French Guitarist)
released 01 December 2013
Recorded at Timbuktu Studios by Nuno Costa & André Fernandes
Mixed by André Fernandes
Mastered by Mário Barreiros
Artwork by Ana Pedro Ferreira
André Santos - Guitar / Composition
João Hasselberg - Double Bass
João Pereira - Drums
Ricardo Toscano - Alto Saxophone
Gianni Gagliardi - Tenor Saxophone (Avô João)
Joana Espadinha - Vocals and Lyrics (Mutantes)
Margarida Campelo - Vocals (Mutantes)