It gets very influenced by Procol Harum, but suddenly turns into a beautiful melody more symphonic GG style, where as usual the voice work is excellent, two male voices of the Castro brothers in collision with the softest and the stunning Lena d'Agua (here knowledge of the Portuguese language matters).
Probably what you do not know (because it is so rare) is his first EP released earlier in 1971
What is most impressive is the number of radical changes that this band can offer in each track.
In "Marasmo" ("Marasmus") enjoy the melodic fluidity of synthesizers, harpsichord, piano and acoustic guitar. The structural complexity of certain passages gives it a dense sound that ultimately ends up in achieving peace and calmitude, and "Batucada Vulgaris" theme included in the LP Psychedelic Portugal drums and percussion are also used either to enrich the timbre work either to score a little more pace, at one time or other.
Excellent EP that deserves much more popularity, good for any listener who does not care about lyrics in a foreign language." by Dom - ProgNotFrog
1. Marasmo (5:39)
2. Ovo de Chumbo (2:44)
3. Batucada Vulgaris (2:59)
- Pedro Castro / Bass
- José Castro / Keyboards, Vocals
- Rui Reis / Piano, Organ
- Júlio Pereira / Guitars
- João Seixas / Drums
- José Mário / Xylophone
Ovo de Chumbo...
Thank you Dom ;)
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