Chris Tells all – Psychedelic Pernambuco

Posted on 13 June 2011 by Mizzle

Various – Psychedelic Pernambuco (COMPILATION ALBUM)

Somewhere far far to the north east of Sao Paulo & Rio (Brazils musical Head Quarters), a strange yet beautiful and mystical sound was being woven. A twisted, wild & hedonistic sound created by a group of socially like minded individuals. A spine tingling cocktail of new world fusion shook up and served with overtones of India & Morocco and a generous serving of traditional pernambucan percussion.

A sip or two from this cocktail would soon have you doing a pixie dance around the daisies or better still po-going amongst the jungle lights of the Americana! Sound interesting? Well there may have just been something in that! So much so that the military at the height of its oppressive dictatorship (1964-1985) were determined to suppress the experimentalism and psychedelic sounds being created by the likes of musicians Lula Cortés, Geraldo Azevedo & Marconi Notaro’s, some of the material never making the light of day .

For what did eventually surface from the jungle rising like a plume of marijuana, is this delightful selection of crafted songs that were highly influenced by the Psychedelic music coming from America and Britain. It’s complicated, mutated and meandering; yet beautiful and soul warming, a fitting tribute to the passing in March of Lula Cortés and a two fingered salute to the new world order!