Sunday, April 22, 2007

Old Mutantes

Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes


by John Bush
The band's debut album, Os Mutantes, is far and away their best — a wildly inventive trip that assimilates orchestral-pop, whimsical psychedelia, musique concrète, found-sound environments — and that's just the first song! Elsewhere there are nods to Carnaval, albeit with distinct hippie sensibilities, incorporating fuzz-tone guitars and go-go basslines. Two tracks, "O Relogio" and "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour," work through pastoral French pop, sounding closer to the Swingle Singers than Gilberto Gil. Though not all of the experimentation succeeds — the languid Brazilian blues of "Baby" is rather cumbersome — and pop/rock listeners may have a hard time finding the hooks, Os Mutantes' first album is an astonishing listen. It's far more experimental than any of the albums produced by the era's first-rate psychedelic bands of Britain or America.

1 Panis et Circenses
2 A Minha Menina
3 O Relógio
4 Adeus Maria Fulo
5 Baby
6 Senhor F
7 Bat Macumba
8 Premier Bonheur du Jour
9 Trem Fantasma
10 Tempo No Tempo
11 Ave Genghis Khan


Unknown said...

Hi Trustar !!!

My favorite brazilian band !!!


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