Bracingly gone-wrong, outsider mix of slo-mo cumbia, space-rock row, shamanistic ranting, knockabout Tropicalia, psych ‘n’ electronics from Corrientes, rural Argentina. Sun City Girls loves em. Warmly recommended.
A second helping of fast-fingered thrills and heart-tugging spills from the wonderful Argentinian accordionist, master of chamame.
Boss bossa originally released in 1970 on the Mexican label Orfeon, with Laercio De Freitas having replaced founder-member Luiz Eca. Sunny, little-known versions of Veracruz, Zazueira, Pais Tropical and the rest.
The great bossa nova singer who devoted her career to the compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Utterly essential for any fan of Brazil’s legendary counter-culture movement Tropicalia. Bringing together all the main players, such amazing talent, this LP acted as a kind of manifesto.
Playful, melodic, tropical pop, up-to-the-minute but with roots in seventies Brazilian music. Featuring a stellar cast of top young Brazilian artists; and a smash there last summer.
Revisiting his monumental 1972 LP with Airto, Azymuth and co — the album which puts him up there with Axelrod, Charles Stepney and Zappa. ‘I could listen to it every day for the rest of my life,’ says Madlib.
Traditional latin rhythms meet jazz and Brazilian folk, via a stellar cast including Brad Mehldau, Marc Ribot, saxophonist Dave Binney, trumpeter Michael Leonard and cellist Erik Friedlander.
Vinicius’ rich, cultured, feeling riposte to the commercialization of Bossa Nova, with accompaniment from the great guitarist — whose solo album A Vontade is thrown in — and the Quarteto Em Cy.
Great lost Tropicalia styled Brazilian psychedelic pop.