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Hermeto Pascoal Música da Lagoa

Sinfonia do Alto Ribeira, 1985

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Not exactly that naiad you may dream of, still, that magic and playful.

Hermeto Pascoal, b. 1936, what a legend,  albino, Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist.

Above, it is an original snippet from Sinfonia do Alto Ribeira, by Ricardo Lua, recorded in 1985 at the Petar - Parque Estadual Turístico do Alto Ribeira, Município de Iporanga-SP: "a documentary made to draw attention to the plight of Parque Estadual do Alto da Ribeira (High Creek State Park), a park near the southern border of São Paulo state" [via], whose Hermeto scored music for. It's not Music from Brasil, but Brasil doing music, percussively, blowing away through Nature.

Filme completo, here:

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Mahogany A Scaffold

(2tx - 180g 12-inch vinyl - Renovo rec 2024)

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About time. (Amazing illustrator as well as) multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Andrew Prinz and guitarist/vocalist Jaclyn Slimm are the Mahogany dual entity since several years, but, they finally released a new title on vinyl together only now. 
A side, B side, A ScaffoldPolyvalence are two faces of the same Ian Curtis dance. I can't think of any different way to dance at these drum beats and bass lines. A dance of two elegant pieces of Music, oneiric, highly suggestive, dream like propelled, yeah, oneirically enwrapping me/the listener into the obsessive sequencer and drum loops, feeding the majestive work of electric guitars weep and bass articulation, reaching saturation of sound. 
Jaclyn vocals style keeps faith to the mood of previous Mahogany's records, and this two track release fits perfectly with what made different and great Mahogany's writing. 
Just bought on BC.

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Half-cocked by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky (1994)

A wild ride through Southern disillusionment

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First time ever I watched this movie. What a shame. And did you? 
Black and white film, year domini 1994, by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, a poignant road movie, portrait of Tara (Tara Jane O'Neil) in her early 20s with a group of high school friends, stealing her brother's van - Otis, played by Ian Svenonius - a van full of music equipment, then they hit the road and to afford food, they pretend to be an 'art rock' band, called "Truckstop" (played by the band Rodan), playing instruments disastrously. An hilarious as well as bitter/sweet narrative, a mix of anguish and youth angst, indie/alternative rock subculture. That lovely. In 1995 Matador rec released a double vinyl discs album: the tracklist is simply insane: RodanSlant 6, Helium, Polvo, Unwound, - just to cite a few.


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