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Banda Do Casaco - Hoje Há Conquilhas, Amanhã Não Sabemos CD (album) cover


Banda Do Casaco


Prog Folk

4.20 | 42 ratings

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4 stars Very Good! And not only for FolkProg fans!

I must say that Folkprog isn´t my favourite sub-genre but Portuguese Prog definitly is! Therefore i started (not long ago) exploring what was done (progressively speaking) in my country in the late seventies. (yes,late 70´s because it was impossible to do so before '74 due to political reasons,we had a dictatorship!)

...and so i discovered Banda do Casaco! ("band of the jacket" ,or "the jacket band" ,or something like that...) It is a band that mixes Jazz and Rock influences with tradicional portuguese music and the outcome is awesome! Their lyrics are mostly political yet simple, always ironic and sometimes even funny.

Their music is surprisingly pleasant, it never gets you very high but it never lets you down either,anyway i´ve only listened to this album some 20 times or so and i believe i´m going to apreciate it even more. it´s been building up on me and i truly believe it will give me even more satisfaction than it already does! (and i´m not even into folkprog...yet! Maybe i will after this,who knows!?)

"Hoje há conquilhas, amanhã não sabemos"

I read somewhere that this is their best effort...i can´t comment on that because it´s the only BDC album i know,but i can hardly wait to get some more...

My favourite tracks are:
- 3- País: Portugal!
- 5- Geringonça
- 6- Dez-Onze-Doze

A special highlight to Gabriela Schaaf´s voice on tracks 3 and 5 and Rão Kiao´s Tenor Sax on track 3.

So, even if you´re not a huge Folkprog fan (like me) this will still be an excellent addition to your prog music collection!

Check it out! 4 stars.

progLee | 4/5 |


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