polysom brazil 180 gram vinyl lp repress import, released in 1969.
heady heady work from the legendary gal costa – caught here right at her early best, smack dab in the middle of the tropicalia years! the album’s one of gal’s legendary collaborations with arranger rogerio duprat – and it’s very much in the spirit of her other incredible session from 1969, but also features some even heavier and more tripped out guitar – in a way that really pushes the psychedelic aspect of the work! the sound here is really amazing – very fuzzy and freaky at times, in ways that make the album one of the most rocking sets of the entire tropicalia scene, but in ways that still hang onto the quirky experimental qualities of work by os mutantes or caetano veloso. gal’s vocals really rip out amazingly at times – light years away from the sweet sound of the late 70s, and more in the frenetic, urgent style you’d expect from the politically-charged scene that spawned the set. caetano veloso and gilberto gil join gal on a great version of -pais tropical-, jards macale guest stars on the classic -empty boat- – and other tracks include -tuareg-, -meu nome e gal-, -pulsars e quasars-, and -cultura e civilizaco-. essential!
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.
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.
guts, a producer exiled in ibiza, and mambo, a los angeles-based painter, have been lounging on the shore with the sound of the waves lapping in the background as they sift through the vinyl for their beach diggin collection. far, far from the mouldy-smelling, lightless cellars where record hunters usually hang out. diggin disks as others dig beaches, because getting your hands on a good vinyl, its grooves virtually unexplored, is like stumbling on a dazzling expanse of virgin sand.
TROPICALIA - A BRAZILIAN REVOLUTION IN SOUND (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK06.01.12
tropicalia: a brazilian revolution in sound. tropicalia is one of the most significant cultural movements in brazil encompassing music, film, visual art and theatre. >tropicalia< is the first album to bring together all the key artists involved in the movement – os mutantes, gilberto gil, caetano veloso, tom ze, gal costa and more.
guts, a producer exiled in ibiza, and mambo, a los angeles-based painter, have been lounging on the shore with the sound of the waves lapping in the background as they sift through the vinyl for their beach diggin collection.