Saturday, July 08, 2006

Flaviola e o Bando do Sol - "Flaviola e o Bando do Sol" [1974] @256kbps Brazilian Acid Folk Gem

Hello, I’m new here, I will share with you some reviews from music that I usually listen and enjoy a lot. I hope that you will be pleased with that music as much as I am.

So let’s start:

What would happen if Robin Williamson, Mike Heron or Vashti Bunyan had been born in Recife, Brazil? … How they would sound? Probably, we will never know, but for me the closest answer lies in 1974’s album “Flaviola e o Bando do Sol” (Flaviola and the Flock of the Sun).

Williamson, Heron or Bunyan weren’t in Brazil at that time, but Flávio Lira, Lula Côrtes, Pablo Raphael, Robertinho of Recife, and Zé Ramalho certainly were, and they could have been perfectly the "Incredible String Band Brazilian counterparts”, their self tiled lp sounds astonishingly fresh, full of native acoustic Brazilian instruments, gloomy at times [canto funebre], hysterical [asas (pra que te quero)] or extremely poetical [noite].

If you like the folkier side of other Brazilian kids Called Os Mutantes (I know that you like them) you certainly will love Flaviola, as Forced Exposure points: “this is a brilliant album, full of strange moments (cellophane crinkled into the microphone as percussion), some deft acoustic guitar, and some of the prettiest songs this side of Vashti Bunyan”

This mystical album alongside Zé Ramalho & Lula Côrtes “Paêbirú” (recorded the same year and almost with the same lineup as Flaviola…) and Satwa’s “Satwa” constitute the three jewels of Recife’s acid folk crown.

What are you waiting?, put your headphones, turn on the music, and smell the perfumed night of Recife. This could be the cheapest and exciting Holidays ever!

Keep Listening…!!!

Links in comments.

Flaviola e o Bando do sol-como os bois


Algarnas said...

TBA said...

Thanks for this one, and thanks for adding me to your links.

Anonymous said...

Could someone please upload Citizen Cain's Somewhere But Yesterday and/or Raising the Stones? I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to make requests, I couldn't find a better place to do it.

Seebaer said...

sorry, we have a rule - only posting old albums or those without copyright

Anonymous said...

muio boa banda, do nosso conterraneo robertinho do recife, grande guitarrista!

Morgão said...

The link didn't work.

Anonymous said...

another link:

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