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5 stars Introduction: Once upon a time - Brazil in the middle of a dictatorship (1964-1985). Progressive Rock's instruments like Moog and Melloton were really difficult to get. Protectionism was one of the marks of the government (until today, sadly). But Brazil, with his strong musical side and effort, began absorbing counterculture elements that built the Tropicalismo and, soon after, the Brazilian Prog Rock. And there was Bacamarte.

About: Album (General) - Depois do Fim - Produced in 1977 and released in 1983, this album had many problems such as the low concern from record labels to launch an album from a niche genre like progressive rock but, by some luck, things went right and the brazilian "Close to Edge" was born. In my first listen, my ears were not believing what i was hearing. I said: "It's from Brazil? My own country?". Top notch prog rock.

Songs: UFO - Intrumental song. The guitar in the beginning sounds exactly like the album is opening. The dialogue between the Mario Neto's electric guitar with his hammer-ons and Sergio Villarim's Moog is spectacular. The flute gives some Brazilian flavor reminding of some Brazilian regional music. And the song fades out with the Moog.

Smog Alado - Mario Neto becomes Steve Howe and adds some Hard Rock, Jane Duboc sings and the Moog gives the feeling of something is beginning, and yes, it is. The lyrics say that is the "beginning of the end", if you analyze the lyrical content of the album you can realize some concept behind it. I think it's possible to assume that we are talking about a concept album. A story about the apocalypse ocurring.

Miragem - Instrumental song. And brazilian Howe takes the lead again. Good drums from Marco Verissimo. The song turns melancholic in some moment, maybe because of the beginning of the apocalypse? And people believe that they are seeing some mirage (song's title)?

Passaro de Luz - Short track. Obvious influence of classical music in Mario's playing. Jane Duboc with her great voice sings about hope after the apocalypse: "Rises in the sky a bird of light".

Cano - More like a transition song. Good Moog and accordion sounds.

Ultimo Entardecer - This must be the best song of the album. The electric guitar begins sad and Jane sings about the apocalypse happening: "Twilight surrounds the Earth, The fear hangs in the air". And one of the best moments in music happens, the Moog builds up tension like Tony Banks does in "The Cinema Show". And in the end It is asked to "life starts over in a new dawn".

Controversia - Shortest song. ELP-ish. Sergio Villarim becomes Keith Emerson with the Moog's strange sounds.

Depois do Fim - And it ends telling about "After the end", after the apocalypse. The passing of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Bible) that destroyed the soil but after Jane sings: "Remember of the kids that one day will be born", thinking about the future, even that the earth is practically ruined, "Message to the future, Past to the present". And the flute closes with gold key.

Wow. That's it. My second review. I hope that i'm helping people to understand more about this awesome album and brazilian music.

crimson_smoog | 5/5 |


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