Friday, July 18, 2008

QUARTETO 1111-S/T, LP, 1970, PORTUGAL



Following Jim's post of their archival "A Lenda Do Quarteto 1111" CD, which compiled together their various singles and EP's, here's the debut LP from this pre-Jose Cid Portuguese outfit, whose sun dappled and dewily dulcet acid folk style slowly cascades over you like a warm balm. There are occasional bursts of rock energy sprinkled here and there, but most of this is content to drift by like some gorgeously heat warped mirage, in a way that favorably compares with both Brazil's Karma and France's Total Issue. A thing of rare beauty.

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5 comments:

Graham said...

Is it just me or does this sound like Sigur Ros? The last track for example. Great stuff. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Quartetto 1111's debut is great, and it's only sounding better on repeated listens. How does this compare to their other albums? Thanks for a great post.

Anonymous said...

i definitely concur.. this is a beautiful album... zenarcher, thanks so much mutant, this really shimmers....................

Knife in the Toaster said...

Thanks for this! really blew my head off; wasn't expecting it at all ...

LuCe said...

I'm Portuguese and let me tell you some nice curiosities about Quarteto 1111: this album was retired from the market soon after its release because of the censorship. José Cida, the lead singer, now is a shameful Elton John imitator.