direkt im anschluss der nutzung von ›you can’t always get what you want‹ im staffelfinale der emmy-prämierten tv show big little lies, erscheint ›chill in saint tropez‹, ituanas debütalbum, zum ersten mal als cd sowie auf vinyl. das album liefert kollaborationen mit são vicente und dem tango tripping project und enthält lounge versionen von klassikern wie bob marleys waiting in vain, the doors light my fire und astrud gilberto & stan getz garota de ipanema. als bonustrack enthält das album zudem den special big little lies edit von ›you can’t always get what you want‹, so wie er in der hbo erfolgs-show eingebunden ist. dies ist eine weitere großartige ergänzung für ihre lounge music sammlung.
2016 fand in santiago de cuba das manana festival statt. es führte zu einem intensiven dialog zwischen vertretern regional-karibischer musiktraditionen und internationalen independent-künstlern aus dem spannungsfeld von dance, avantgarde und jazz. mit der gründung des labels manana wurden vor ort geknüpfte fäden aufgenommen und weitergesponnen. daraus resultierten bereits zwei außergewöhnliche tonträger. -soundspecies & ache meyi- ist der dritte dieser reihe, er fusioniert auf aufsehenerregende weise folk aus kuba mit britischer elektronik. hinter soundspecies verbergen sich zwei als djs und produzenten aktive brüder aus dem englischen dorset. in ihrer musik loten sie die verbindungen zwischen den klängen und formen elektronischer tanzmusik einerseits und den repetitiven mustern von traditionellem folk andererseits aus. die formation ache meyi hat sich hingegen afro-haitianischen rhythmen und stilen wie bembe, vodu, gaga und merengue verschrieben. und das auf eine ziemlich dynamische weise, was angesichts des bandnamens wenig überrascht. die yoruba-begriffe -ache- und -meyi- bedeuten so viel doppelte power.
considered by many as -the motown of salsa,- fania records is probably the most transcendental label in the history of latin music. by bringing together the eclectic vision of dominican bandleader johnny pacheco with the business savvy of impresario jerry masucci, fania created a sound: the apex of tropical music, combined with the swing of big band jazz and the gritty vibe of american r&b. the label provided an artistic heaven for a young generation of musicians who were inspired to experiment with new musical formats. the albums recorded by willie colón, héctor lavoe, rubén blades and eddie palmieri from the early 70s to the mid- 80s went beyond the parameters of so-called -salsa- - taking latin music to unsuspected levels of sophistication. when you think latin soul you relate to a mélange of r&b and mambo rhythms intermixed culturally by and for the youth of america. it was 1974, and a brash youngster by the name of ralfi pagan walked into the offices of fania records and demanded to be heard. fania president jerry masucci allowed ralfi that opportunity, and ralfi auditioned for jerry right there in his office. it took only a few moments for masucci to realize that he was in the company of his newest recording artist, he put ralfi in touch with recording director, johnny pacheco, who hurried him into the recording studio for ralfi’s first fania recording session.
some of the coolest work we’ve ever heard from moraes moreira – a really unique hybrid of styles that includes samba soul, jazzy funk, and other brazilian modes from the 70s – all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach! the 70s all wrapped up into a beautifully fresh and personal approach!
born in argentina, saxophonist and flutist hector “costita” bisignani arrived to brazil in the late 1950s and in the following years played with some of the biggest names of the era such as joão donato, manfredo fest and sérgio mendes. . in 1964 he recorded “impacto” with his sextet, an explosive mix of tough jazz and brazilian samba widely considered his best work. the album’s ten tracks include three costita compositions, songs by tom jobim and vinícius de moraes and a superb version of horace silver’s ‘tokyo blues’. a killer samba-jazz lp! presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
spare and jazzy samba work from the team of paulinho da viola and elton medeiros - a beautiful illustration of the genre at its simple best - carried off with no pretension and a wonderful sense of grace! remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
ONDA DE AMOR: SYNTHESIZED BRAZILIAN HITS THAT NEVER WERE (1984-94) (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK03.07.18
some crate-digging compilations are often the result of someone hand-picking their choice favourites from another country’s musical history, perhaps unaware or uninvolved with its cultural lineage in the process. on this release - a treasure trove of synth jams, pop, samba boogie, balearic and electro from 1980 & ‘90s brazil - the tracks are picked by millos kaiser, one half of the brazilian duo selvagem, who are at the helm of throwing some of the country’s best dance parties. it’s a rare compilation that offers brazilian music actually picked by a brazilian.
this collection of sixteen tracks doesn’t comprise tracks scoured from deeply in-demand records, the rare sort that sell for eye-watering sums and that collectors spend years tracking down. they are the sort you’d find for a few quid should you come across but, as kaiser says, “the problem is finding them. they aren’t rare because everyone wants a copy but because no one wants them, not even the dealers.”
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO LATIN RARE GROOVE VOL. 2 (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
das »latin rare groove«-repertoire ist eine goldmine, von der es nun weitere schätze zu entdecken gibt. das glitzernde edelmetall reicht von ray pérez venezolanischer combo los kenya über die retro-funk-klänge der new mastersounds bis zu einem unveröffentlichten kleinod des new yorker salsa-orchesters conjunto alayon aus den siebzigerjahren mit dem jungen posaunisten jimmy bosch (»el trombon criollo«). die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO PSYCHEDELIC SALSA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D11.07.18
dieser rough guide untersucht die rauschhaften psychedelia- einflüsse auf die salsa-musik, von den verzerrten tropischen gitarren-klängen der sechziger- und siebzigerjahre zu topaktuellen bands, die heute mit den eigenartigen, aber wundervollen psychedelischen sounds experimentieren. die limitierte vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
(180gr) after a twenty-year search for the man behind the cult 70s jazz-funk group opa, far out are honoured to present barrio opa: a new work from fattoruso and his team of world-class musicians, including the sensational candombe drumming of the renowed silva brothers. recorded at sondor studios, montevideo, the album is the natural development of the original opa sound, fusing afro-uruguayan rhythms, jazz harmony and heavy funk attitude, under hugos unique musical vision. more recently fattorusos music has been sampled by the likes flying lotus and madlib.
célia regina cruz recorded four self-titled albums for continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. célia was a brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer arthur verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.. this, her second self-titled lp from 1972, features an all-star line up including arthur verocai, erasmo carlos, roberto carlos, marcos valle, antonio carlos jobim, nonato buzar and vinicius de moraes amongst others. célia’s version of ‘na boca do sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. an incredible take on verocai’s original, featuring waling fuzz guitars, strings, piano, horns and drums.
a chance encounter in barcelona, spain brought us together to make this record happen. it’s a precious little marvel of love from kou keri kou and electric cowbell. based in barcelona, spain, the group began with the aim of making music to dance to, taking inspiration from all over the world with no fear: the music from cuba, perú, jamaica, congo and nigeria is as important for kou keri kou as the music played in europe or in the united states. los zafiros, gary numan, los destellos, radio futura, sunny ade and kiko veneno share place in their imagination and help them create open-minded pop that always looks to the future. their lyrics are sometimes open, sometimes a bit more cryptic, sometimes political and sometimes biting, but always try to communicate with the listeners while trying to make them dance. they’ve been playing together for two years, creating songs that didn’t exist before, urging the people to dance and singing about their issues, which may also be yours.
fires of quidel is the culmination of son swaggas first year as a band, a year spent refining their music, building connections as bandmembers and friends, and finally recording at greenfield studios with analog gear to bring their sound to life. with this album son swagga present themselves to the world and showcase the passion they bring to music as well as the individual talents of the bandmembers.
after the big succesfull of the “metti una bossa a cena”, gerardo frisina now presents the unbelievable, amazing 2nd volume. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present, which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”, whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack by ennio morricone, goes on into this research field, discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina, track compiler of this project, has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create a unique and elegant thread.
from the boom of the international neo-lounge revival italy has become the point of attraction of an almost maniacal interest. there is a lot of research work from different italian labels behind it. thanks to them even the latest generations have the chance to meet the made in italy sound of the soundtracks and library music and even more notoriety has been given to the genial arrangers, composers and musicians who have characterised the italian lounge scene of 60’s/70’s, such as ennio morricone and piero piccioni. a precious recovery of the past to revitalise the present, which builds up new ideas of the future. “metti una bossa a cena”, whose title is completely inspired by the famous soundtrack of ennio morricone, goes on into this research field, discovering very rare tracks of this italian bossa panorama. we believe the result is perfect. gerardo frisina, track compiler of this project, has brought to light some rare tracks and perfectly matched them to create an unique and elegant thread.
“yuxtaposición” is a recently unearthed treasure recorded by a tight italian trio in miami during the early seventies. until now, this music has only been heard in office backgrounds, tv commercials and movie soundtracks. but the perseverance of an admirer brought about its first-ever release on the italian schema label. imagine hearing a 1972-era cal tjader quartet without cal tjader and you get an idea of what to expect. it’s slightly latin, lightly funky and truly enjoyable. “yuxtaposición” offers enough to interest a jazz listener. but the sounds heard in these 35 minutes are really better appreciated as mood music. lead man, cabildo, composer of all ten tunes here, has a knack for writing jazzy little hooks that launch his tasty, well-crafted keyboard solos. often alternating fender rhodes and piano within the same song, his playing maintains a hypnotic command that recalls bob james’ cti style. electric bassist bobby fares and percussionist max ronnie make subtle, supportive contributions that serve only to enhance cabildo’s sound. there’s a funny thing about yuxtaposición too. it’s kind of like developing an addiction. you may not pay much attention to it at first. but before you know it, you’re hooked. you need to hear it to be satisfied. a very nice surprise.
wonderful 70s work from tom ze! the record’s a bit more straightforward than some of his other records from the decade, and has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there’s more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and tom’s writing is as great as ever. there’s a vocal group that sings with ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a greek chorus, in response to breakaway vocal passages that are dominated by ze. includes the excellent baroque funky number “dor e dor”, plus the tracks “sonho colorido de um pintor”, “a baba”, “o sandalo”, “a briga do edificio italia com o hilton hotel”, and “happy end”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
picture this: 11 musicians, dancers and dj join forces in 2014. drawn together by their passion for and hypnotized with the infectious grooves of salsa, boogaloo, afro, in short, the latin fervor that runs in the veins of those who live with a positive flow in their body and minds. 11 funkateers that go by the name of banderas. waving their caliente strut. from tokyo, japan.
akokan is a yoruba word used in cuba meaning from the heart, and indeed, every song on the self-titled debut album (march 30/daptone records) by orquesta akokan feels like a heartfelt gift from the band to the listener. assembled and led by cuban vocalist jose pepito gomez, orquesta akokan is a big band collective of the finest musicians on the island, both young and old. it features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at havanas hallowed state-run estudios areito. areito is one of the longest operating studios in the world and where important cuban records have been made. the album was produced by jacob plasse and arranged by mike eckroth. comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
OUTRO TEMPO: ELECTRONIC AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FROM BRAZIL, 1978-1992 (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL16.03.18
2018 repress - for their first multi-artist compilation, music from memory take us on a trip to the heart of the amazon rainforest. outro tempo: electronic and contemporary music from brazil, 1978-1992 is a double lp that explores the outer reaches of brazilian music, where indigenous rhythms mix with synthesizers and where mpb mingles with drum computers. as brazil faced the last years of its military dictatorship and transition to democracy, a generation of forward-thinking musicians developed an alternative vision of brazilian music and culture. they embraced traditionally shunned electronic production methods and infused their music with elements of ambient, jazz-fusion, and minimalism. at the same time they referenced the musical forms and spirituality of indigenous tribes from the amazon. the music they produced was a complex and mesmerising tapestry that vividly evoked brazilian landscapes and simultaneously reached out to the world beyond its borders.
soul food taqueria continued tommy guerrero’s blissful guitar soul but represented a step forward with its polished production and greater complexity of instrumentation. denied the promotion it deserved upon release, it flew under the radar. it is now the most wanted record of guerrero’s wondrous back catalogue. this fresh limited edition has been remastered, cut on to heavyweight double vinyl and is presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
(180gr) following the recent reissues of jose mauros obnoxius, piris voces querem mate? and victor assis brasils toca antonio carlos jobim, far out recordings presents a second album from victor assis brasil from the treasure trove of the quartin records catalogue, esperanto
auf dem neuen album der sängerin und gitarristin ulla haesen, rio so vim matar a saudade, verbinden sich die talente von drei gefeierten brasilianischen künstlern (kiko freitas, lula galvão, nelson faria) mit der passion einiger der besten musiker europas (decebal badila, alfonso garrido, jesse milliner, francesco petrocca, gabriel pérez, jürgen schuld, hendrik meurkens). das von klaus genuit meisterhaft aufgenommene projekt rio so vim matar a saudade, bietet uns eine musikalische brücke, gebaut mit liebe, neugier und einer persönlichen sehnsucht nach dem glanz fremder kulturen. pressung auf schwarzem 180 gramm vinyl.
brand new edition of soul jazz records’ brasil album recorded in rio de janeiro in 1994 with a host of legendary brazilian musicians including sivuca, raul de souza and singer joyce moreno – which has remained one of the key defining early releases from the record label. out-of-print for over 20 years (!!!) the album has now been fully digitally re-mastered for this new 2018 edition. includes down
the album was recorded at the height of the first wave of interest in brazilian music in london in the 1990s. joyce and a group led by husband drummer tutty moreno had just been brought to the uk for the first time ever by gilles peterson and brazilian music obsessive joe davis (and future head of far out records) and performing to over 2.000 new young fans.
HOJE E O PRIMEIRO DIA DO RESTO DA SUA VIDA (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL04.01.18
a tripped-out batch of hard jamming tracks from ex-mutante rita lee – recorded with assistance from all the members of the group at the time, but in a mode that’s quite different overall! lee is clearly the star of the show here – singing all lyrics with a much fiercer vocal approach than on her earlier solo album – pushing things hard to keep up with the jamming keyboards of arnaldo baptista and guitar of sergio dias – both of whom are working with the energy that would show up in the mutantes styles in the years after lee departed. one of the most compelling aspects of the record is the structure of the tunes – less conventionally rockish overall than the direction os mutantes were moving towards – and still with that strong dramatic flair that lee always provided when in the group. titles include -vamos tratar da saude-, -amor branco e preto-, -superficie do planeta-, -teimoisia-, -tapupukitipa-, -beija me amor-, and -frique como-.
a landmark album from late 60s brazil! this is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s american work by the velvet underground, captain beefheart, or the stooges! the music is a wonderful blend of 60s rock and early mpb – hard-driving with plenty of guitars, but also produced with beautifully baroque touches that echo through simultaneous albums by caetano veloso and gal costa – both of whose 1969 albums are strongly resonant with this one. in fact, caetano contributed a number of tracks to the album, including -panis et circenses-, -bat macumba-, -trem fantastma-, and his great -baby-, which is done fantastically here. great stuff all ’round!
180g brazilian polysom re-issue of the polydor original.
the second set of madness from the legendary os mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer rogerio duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! the album’s got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune – a playful pastiche that’s partly postmodern, partly psychedelic, and still tremendously powerful decades later – even if you can’t understand most of the lyrics! styles are just about impossible to pin down, but that’s what makes the record so unique and essential – and if you ever needed one album to convince you of the mindblowing energy taking place during the tropicalia years, this one may well be it! a few tracks are written by tom ze, and titles include -dom quixote-, -dia 36-, -magica-, -rita lee-, -algo mais-, -qualquer bobagem-, and -fuga no ii-.
180 gram brazilian polysom re-issue of the polydor original.
the third album from the legendary os mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the tropicalia years! the record’s got a sound that’s tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish guitars and organ. but as the odd cover images on the front and back will attest, the band is still in a very creatively arty mode here – still working strongly with arranger rogerio duprat, in a wash of sounds and moods that fold contemporary music back upon itself with plenty of odd twists, turns, and surprises! titles include -desculpe babe-, -oh mulher infiel-, -quem tem medo de brincar de amor-, -hey boy-, -haleluia-, -ave, lucifer-, and -meu refrigerador nao funciona-.
180 gram brazilian polysom re-issue of the polydor original.
quite possibly the last truly sublime album ever recorded by os mutantes – a set that’s a bit more rock-oriented then their first few, but still pretty revolutionary overall! the group have expanded to a quintet at this point, but haven’t yet falling into the guitar-heavy groove of later years – and rogerio duprat is working with the group on arrangements, although mutantes member arnaldo baptista is handling production chores himself. odd styles still slide into the mix as the tunes roll on – creating that great sense of surprise that makes their best work so great, and keeping things fresh even when a bit more straight ahead! titles include a reprise of -baby-, one of the group’s early classics – plus -portugal de navio-, -virginia-, -tecnicolor-, -el justicero-, -lady, lady-, -sarava-, -it’s very nice pra xuxu-, and -top top-.
a legendary album! this previously unreleased album by os mutantes was supposed to be their breakthrough album to an english speaking market – but for years it’s only been talked about in hushed whispers, and has only been heard by a lucky few! the record was recorded in paris in 1970 – and it’s all in english! (not that we’re biased against portuguese, mind you – but since we’re english speakers, it’s kind of a nice thing to have a record that we can understand!) the record features a number of tunes from the mutantes first two albums – redone here with translated lyrics, and in a compressed pop style that’s a bit smoother than the original albums, but still very nice! in fact, the record’s a sophisticated pop statement that would have stood well in the company of many of the best of 1970s rock elite – had the boneheads at philips actually decided to release the record! no use crying over spilled milk, though – because the album’s out now, and it’s filled with loads of nice tracks like -panis et circensis-, -batmacumba-, -tecnicolor-, -el justiciero-, -i’m sorry baby-, -saravah-, and a sublime reading of -baby-, a track that was virtually the manifesto for tropicalia!
pretty great sounds from the legendary antonio carlos jobim – an album cut a bit later than his bossa years, but with a darkly sophisticated sound that’s pretty darn compelling! the album features larger orchestrations by claus ogerman, and in a way, it’s similar to the jobim album on decca from 1973 (aka maita pere) – in that it’s got all the simple elements of jobim’s earlier bossa scoring, flushed out into moodier orchestral forms that we’d rank right up there with the modernist work of gil evans or duke ellington. a few cuts have a breezier sparer sound, and you’ll hear english versions of some older bossa tunes. titles include -dreamer-, -canta mais-, -olha maria-, -wave-, -two kites-, -this happy madness-, -song of the sabia-, -estrada do sol-, -voce vai ver-, -off key-, and -triste-.
MUTANTES E SEUS COMETAS NO PAIS DO BAURETS (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp NL08.12.17
180 gram brazilian polysom re-issue of the polydor original.
one of the hardest rocking albums ever cut by os mutantes – a record that’s got a slightly ironic take on rock and roll styles of the time – still performed with the sense of drama and humor that always made the band so great! rita lee and arnaldo baptista are still in the group at this point, and they’re working amidst a heavy wave of guitars that echo out with a bit of keyboards and some rhythms that are chunky enough to almost be called funky at times, but sweet and dreamy at others – all produced with a flanged-out finish that makes the whole thing sound great!
180 gram brazilian polysom re-issue of the polydor original.
an essential collection of rare material from this legendary brazilian group – and a set that shows the importance they had in the tropicalia movement beyond their own famous albums! the package brings together key collaborations between os mutanes and other key figures in music at the time – including some from rare singles, or other albums that maybe haven’t shown up on your radar if you’ve only been tracking the group by records issued under their own name. as a whole, the set’s a much-needed addition to their too-small catalog from these essential years – and titles include work with caetano veloso on -saudosismo-, -marcianita-, -a voz do morto-, and -baby- – plus -lady madonna- and -cinderella rockafella- done with clelia simone and kier – both live and 7” single versions of -ando meio desligado-, work with gilberto gil on -domingo no parque-, work with rogerio duprat on -cancao para ingles ver chiquita bacana- and -the rain the park & other things- – and the track -mande um abraco pra velha-, from a rare brazilian 60s compilation.
an incredible album from lo borges one of the best singer/songwriters on the brazilian scene of the 70s! borges first burst into the spotlight for his work on the club da esquina album by milton nascimento and his work as part of miltons corner club really helped shape the style of the more famous singer. yet borges is almost an equally great talent on his own with a soaring, soulful approach that’s every bit as great as the best nascimento material from the period and recorded in a wonderfully similar spirit! the sound here is completely sublime right from the start music that moves us, even if we can t understand the language of the lyrics like some of the best work by caetano veloso and gilberto gil. there’s maybe a bit more guitar than on some of the milton nascimento work of the period but used in a fuzzy way that slides in nicely with some of the jazzy phrasing of the instrumentation which is delivered with help from key contemporaries who include beto guedes, nelson angelo, toninho horta, and tenorio jr. the songwriting is amazing and titles include cancao postal, voce fica melhor assim, nao foi nada, calibre, faca seu jogo, toda essa agua,pensa voce, como o machando, and aos baroes.
an incredible album from brazilian rock legend raul seixas – easily one of the most important artists to emerge after the tropicalia generation – and a singer with a sound that’s as striking as his image on the cover! the album’s got an explosive blend of styles – everything from psychedelic samba to country rock to easy rock tunes – all bound together by the strong sense of presence that helped seixas elevate to become one of brazili’s most controversial rock stars of the time, all with the kind of legacy you might expect from the cover image! the sound is great – very different than what american and anglo groups were doing at the time, although with sly nods to their modes from time to time – and titles include the english track -how could i know-, plus -as minas do rei salomao-, -mosca na sopa-, -cachorro-, -al capone-, and the strange electronic -introducao-.
brilliant 70s material by antonio carlos jobim – one of his key sets from the middle part of the decade that had the composer really deepening his approach to both singing and songwriting – moving past some of the more instrumental modes that he was using at the start of the decade! there’s a richness to the songs that goes way past simple bossa styles – and the lyrical brilliance shows that jobim hardly ever needed a poet or co-writer to help him hit the heights – as he really wins us over with his words as much as his music. claus ogerman produced, and gives things the right balance between fullness and space in the charts – which allows both a great focus on antonio’s vocal style – expressive, but very down to earth – and a few nice solos on fender rhodes too! titles include -saudade do brasil-, -correnteza-, -boto-, -ligia-, -valse-, -arquitetura de morar-, and -o homem-.
a wild solo project from rita lee – done after the breakup of os mutantes, and offered up almost as some sort of commentary on mainstream rock in the 70s! there’s a much more straightforward approach to the music here – a sometimes-glammy sound that’s echoed by the band’s space-style costumes and makeup – but there’s also some weirdly old-style rock instrumentation too, almost like the way that an artist like gary glitter could fold the 50s and 70s together in his music, and come across making something very weird and new. here, the keyboards are almost stronger than the guitars – and rita herself plays moog, melotron, organ, and piano – on titles that include -tem uma cidade-, -menino bonito-, -mame natureza-, and -eclipse do cometa-.
these songs represent but a small sampling of the fruits of a flowering in brazilian creativity. the innovations in structure, lyrics and arrangements, combined with a very restrained but heartfelt intensity, are unique to brazilian pop music… and in their own way, are as radical, seductive and beautiful as the best english language pop.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
released in 1974, téo azevedos first album grito selvagem (wild shout) is an irresistible blend of soul and rock with an unmistakable brazilian character. as many other lost gems of time past, the album found little commercial success, and still during the 70s teo turned forever to the true brazilian popular music the forró, the roots of sertanejo and the rhythms and traditions of brazils often forgotten countryside becoming, from then on, a genuine cultural reference in brazil not only as musician and composer, but also as a poet and researcher of popular folklore, being awarded the grammy latino prize in 2013.
one for the heads! a rare female vocal double header, starting with dalila’s 1968 gem “canto chorando” originally released on a sort after compacto 45 on copacabana.
on the flip – a copacabana 7” release in the form of neyde alexandre’s 1971 song “perplexidade”, with a fantastic break intro, horn stabs and lush vocals. one of our favourite brazil 45’s.
far out recordings are honoured to be working with master composer, arranger and pianist, antonio adolfo for the first time since releasing his destiny album in 2007. this time we present the first ever vinyl reissue of his era-defining viralata lp: an essential album from brazil s majorly progressive heyday of late seventies jazz-funk.
vinyl reissue of os mutantes live album from 1976, their last recording until the 2006 reunion. an excellent progressive rock record with the legendary brazilian bands trademark quality and the line-up oforiginal member sergio dias, paulo de castro, rui motta and luciano alves on top form.presented in facsimile artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl.
reissue of this post-tropicalia masterpiece from one of the movements key figures and true legends of brazilian music, gal costa. features a stellar line up of musicians including gilberto gil, arthur verocai, dominguinhos, rogério duprat and tenorio jr. amongst others. tip!
rare record from kaka recorded in portugal and arrangements by the virtuose paulino vieira. last track on this l.p. is a funana track from the legendary bulimundo band. limited warehouse find, these records have been remaining for years in original boxes straight from the press plant, never played mint condition.
(180 g vinyl) 10 years on, arthur verocais encore gets a vinyl release. the highly anticipated follow up to arthurs eponymous debut album from 1972, encore saw arthur joining the dots over 35 years to createa modern classic of brazilian music that, like his debut, combined brazilian influences with his take on american soul and cinematic experimentation, and shows arthurs sound is as poignant now as it ever was.
das von gilles peterson gegründete label brownswood feiert sein 10-jähriges bestehen mit einem limitierten lp-sampler mit zehn coverversionen seiner künstler. neben bereits bekannten tracks finden wir hier das bislang unveröffentlichte cover von cans “vitamin c” der owiny sigoma band, emanatives sun ra-cover in einem bislang unveröffentlichten mix sowie malas dubstep-version des peruanischen traditional-meilensteins “cunumicita”. schwarzes 180g doppelvinyl.
‘curao’ is the first full collaborative album from world-renowned british producer quantic and colombian folklore singer nidia góngora – who has regularly fronted quantic’s high profile live ensembles in recent years as well as contributing to some of his most popular tracks.
with infectiously danceable rhythms, captivating songwriting and up-to-the minute production, ‘curao’ brings a new and highly original interpretation of the unique, rich and mystical musical traditions of the colombian pacific coast. combining quantic’s trademark electronic production with the distinctive traditional rhythms of pacific music the album presents itself as a captivating body of work.
double 180 gram vinyl in gatefold cover.milton s second volume of tracks cut with his legendary -corner club- – with a very similar approach to the landmark first volume! loads of great artists make guest appearances on here, like lo borges, wagner tiso, toninho horta, and chico buarque – and the production has haunting blend of baroque, jazz, and soul that we can only define as -nascimento like-! a really fitting companion to the first volume, and a double-length set with tracks that include -e dai-, -pao e agua-, -canoa, canoa-, -credo-, -nascente-, -meu menino-, -que bom, amigo-.
back by public demand !! the album transcends the genre of brazilian music, and infact all genres. highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it, mf doom, ludacris & common, little brother, jneiro jarel aka dr who dat?, dibiase and action bronson amongst others.
master jazz pianist tenorio jr. aka francisco tenório júnior only recorded this one album, “embalo”, originally released on rge in 1964. rumour has it that he was arrested and thrown in jail (and possibly even murdered) while on tour with toquinho and vinicius de moraes in argentina in 1976. he has not been seen since...
a great step forward for the legendary tim maia – working here in a style that’s even tighter and more sophisticated than before – yet still equally filled with funk and soul! repress on 180 gram vinyl.
the incredible first album by tim maia brazils greatest soul star in the 70s, and for good reason too given that tim was one of the few who could match the depth of american soul and funk at the time! repress on 180 gram vinyl.
180g vinyl lp (obi strip), vinyl only
following the recent reissue of jose mauros obnoxius, far out recordings presents the second release in the treasure trove of the quartin catalogue, victor assis brasil plays jobim.
die kubanische sängerin dayme arocena trägt auf ihrem zweiten album traditionelle karibische styles wie changüi aus guatanamo, die allgegenwärtige kubanische rumba namens guaguanco und 1970’er ballada in die moderne, singt dabei auf spanisch, englisch und versucht sich an französisch. “cubafonia” wurde von dexter story (soundway) co-produziert, die string-arrangements stammen vom multi-instrumentalisten miguel atwood-ferguson aus los angeles.
schwarzes 180g vinyl mit download-code.
2017 re-issue , on his sophomore album, chancha melds local south american rhythms with contemporary production techniques, and borrows from global dance music sounds, then applies his own delicate senibilities with gentle good humor. rio arriba bubbles up from the andes like percussive lava, seething as it is soothing.
following our first bossanova lp (vol. 1), wewantsounds is releasing vol. 2, a second lp of pure bossa nova tracks from rio featuring hip cult classics and rarities. bossa nova revolutionised the world in the 60’s but the revolution was already bubbling from the late 50’s. chronicling the birth of the movement. featuring key artists on this second viny edition, like joão gilberto, joão donato, elis regina, elzasoares, who is making a highly-acclaimed come-back and tamba trio, as well as more cult musicians like orlanndivo, johnny alf and celso murilo. bossanova is the perfect mix of early bossa and samba canção (with its more relaxed samba singing). compiled by wewantsounds, the lp features 20 tracks with an essay with track by track analysis from french journalist jacques denis (liberation).
obbatuké are an 8-piece rumba group from santiago de cuba, lead by renowned quinto player carlos guerra. the band are mainstays at the casa del caribe, widely regarded as the epicentre for the eastern rumba scene.
rumba is a percussive-led genre descended from africa which was formed when mixed with spanish influences in the ports of havana and matanzas.
as innovators in the genre, obbatuké have been a huge inspiration to the manana project, and were involved in collaborations at this year’s event with plaid, quantic, nicolas jaar and london based breakthrough act, ariwo. this particular session was recorded at castlesound studios in edinburgh on the band’s first trip outside of cuba. it features three different sub-genres of rumba and an extended yoruba bata piece called orun seco.
remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
a great 70s album by os novos baianos – a wonderfully youthful group that was one of the bright spots in brazilian music after the tropicalia years. the band had a style that mixed folksy percussion with honest personal songwriting, plus occasional touches of elements gleaned from the larger influences in brazilian rock at the time. the album has a sound that’s a lot more intimate than later work, with some especially great work on guitar and bandolim, and great production on the band’s vocals.
remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
rootsy samba and hipper 70s mpb influences – all filtered down into a really unique little groove! back in these early years, novos baianos had an inventive sound that was really a standout in 70’s brazilian music – a sense of earnest, open-handed music making that was something of a legacy from the tropicalia years – but one that also carried with it some of the more hippie-dippy influences in the brazilian underground of the early 70s! the style here is a bit sparer and more acoustic than on some of the group’s other records – often comprised from samba percussion and guitar, but occasionally augmented by more electric instrumentation, as well as some folkloric flute!
estudando o samba is a concept album by brazilian singer tom zé, recorded in 1976. it was listed by rolling stone brazil as one of the 100 best brazilian albums in history. - released for the first time in nearly 40 years on 180 gram vinyl.
a very welcome and first time reissue of this amazing lp. beautiful deep brazilian music that soothes the soul.
originally recorded at estúdios da somil between september 1973 and october 1974. a handful heavyweight brazilian musicians have been working together on this album, orlandivo, hermes & zé roberto to name a few, we think you can definitely hear their influence in a positive way.
rare brazil album made available again through mr bongo, incl. voce abuso & kabaluere. nice! a truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out mpb. features kabaluere as sampled by marcelo d2 on his hit qual e. arranged by rogerio duprat, featuring legendary guitarist lanny gordin. antonio carlos & jocafi were a very successful and famous brazilian writing duo, born in bahia. they worked with the likes of wilson simonal, rosinha de valença, trio mocotó, milton banana, toquinho and more. originally released on rca brazil in 1971, this was the duos debut lp. two versions of the album cover exist in brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version, and a much less exciting photograph of the chaps, pressed to include the single desacato which became a popular hit in brazil and several european countries.
septuagenarian brazilian music icon elza soares teams up with the cream of sao paulo’s avant-garde musicians for an album of apocalyptic, experimental samba sujo (dirty samba) that tackles the burning issues of 21st century brazil: racism, domestic violence, sex, drug addiction and global warming. the woman at the end of the world is elza’s 34th studio album and her first to feature previously unrecorded material, exclusively composed for her.
the first instalment in our new ‘mr bongo record club’ compilation series – a selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which form the basis of our dj sets and our radio show of the same name. including cuts by claudia, cortex, dave pike set, fruko, neno exporta som, connie laverne, barbosa and more.
dj support from jeremy underground paris, disclosure, mr saturday night, luke howard / horse meat disco, detroit swindle, tim sweeney / beats in space, hunnee, laurent garnier and more.
the holy grail of brazilian music. a wicked afro psychedelic album. a joy to listen to from the beginning to the end! highly recommended! tip! pedro dos santos, born in rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the tamba (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. nicknamed perdo sorongo after the rhythm he invented, that features throughout krishnanda. a highly spiritual man who was regarded as a philosopher by many.
cesária Évora released miss perfumado in 1992. it sold over 300.000 copies worldwide. the album included one of her most celebrated songs “sodade”, composed by amandio cabral. cesária Évora has the most glorious voice on portugese melodies. the guitar-runs have escaped from a fado recording. the classic piano and string group of miss perfumado help explain its near-bestselling status, the near-brazilian rhythms make the album complete.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl, housed in gatefold sleeve with insert.
PELE - BIRTH OF A LEGEND O.S.T. (LTD YELLOW 180G LP)
coloured 12" Vinyl lp UK27.09.16
limited first pressing of 500 numbered copies on yellow 180 gram vinyl, including 4 page booklet and housed in a pvc protective sleeve.
pelé: birth of a legend tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17 year old who scored the winning goal in brazil’s first ever world cup victory in 1958. from a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in brazil, pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.
the original motion picture soundtrack, comprised of several styles of latin music, is composed by the indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist a.r. rahman (slumdog millionaire). described as the world s most prominent and prolific film composer by time, his works are notable for integrating eastern classical music with electronic music sounds, world music genres and traditional orchestral arrangements. rahman won many awards including two academy awards, two grammy awards, a bafta award, a golden globe and four national film awards.
for a very long time são paulo, « a cidade cinza » (the grey city), had the sinister reputation of being samba’s grave. not anymore. today, it definitely is the place to be, the cradle of the liveliest music scene of all brazilian cities. this first compilation of the young goma gringa label stands as a manifesto of this effervescence. desconstrução gathers tracks from several albums already considered landmarks in brazilian music of the 21st century: juçara marçal’s encarnado (2014), the trio metá metá’s metá metá (2011) and metal metal (2012), rodrigo campos’s bahia fantástica (2012) and conversas com toshiro (2015), thiago frança’s malagueta, perus e bacanaço (2013) and space charanga r.a.n. (2015), and vicente barreto’s cambaco (2015).
malphino is a mysterious band from an imaginative tropical island of the same name that plays cumbia and a heady mix of exotic sounds. their music serves as a cinematic score to the backdrop of this mystical isle and its ethos.
the official mr bongo re-issue.
banda black rio’s ‘maria fumaca’ is one of the strongest brazilian samba-disco-funk-soul-fusion albums of all time. as regularly played by theo parrish, gilles peterson and co.
the official mr bongo reissue.
‘os orixas’ is rich in layered percussion, horns and guitars. singer eloah’s lead vocals are reminiscent of the likes of ellen mcilwaine, elza soares and joyce. samba, funk, folk, jazz and mpb over ijexa and african grooves, that combine beautifully across the moods. os orixas refers to one of the manifestations of the ’supreme god’ in the yoruba faith.