Saturday, March 1, 2008

RITA LEE-HOJE E O PRIMEIRO DIA DO RESTO DA SUA VIDA,LP, 1972, BRAZIL





Though this is under her own name, former Mutantes chanteuse Rita Lee is accompanied here on her second solo release by both Arnaldo Baptista and Sergio Dias, making this almost a Mutantes album in disguise, though stylistically, this is quite distinct from the madcap Candy-And-A-Current-Bun Carnaby Street whimsy that defined Mutantes seminal 60's tropicalia recordings. This isn't to suggest that "Hoje E O Primeiro..." is any less fried than Mutantes. On the contrary, it's absolutely riddled with tweaky acid treatments, but their deployment occurs is a qualitatively distinct manner to that of Mutantes, limning the seams of the superficially straightforward seeming; subtly and steadily deforming the contents from the outside in with nagging lunacy at the fringes and ass-backward lunges of nuttiness at the most unexpected intervals. A sick masterpiece thats managed to mystifyingly slip under most hepster's radars 'til now, steeping yourself in this one is a prerequisite for anyone attempting to come to grips with Brazil's countercultural musical legacy.


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6 comments:

steve said...

classic!!

P. Somniferum said...

fucking brilliant

Electric Voodoo said...

Sick sick sick

Electric Voodoo said...

Is that you Steve Kenny?

Anonymous said...

Hi,
any chance you've got Cilibrinas do eden?
Jan
(thanks for your brilliant blog)

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