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MISANTROPICALIA

Satanique Samba Trio

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.86 | 2 ratings

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CCVP
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4 stars This is strange and different in so many ways . . . .

First of all, i would like to start my review saying that this band is probably the most unusual band i have ever heard. Their name doess not make any sense: they are not a trio (the band have 5 musicians), they do not play samba (they have some samba influence though) and they are not satanic also.

Besides that, they mock the black metal bands through their song titles (that connote bad things / satan / evil, like most of the black metal songs do), their band name (that is supposedly written in a ancient and strange language, like some black metal bands are) , their cover (that portrait evil deeds) and their logo, with unintelligible letters and an inverted cross. All this mockery appears to achieve Zappa-like characteristics, specially because the stile of the jokes, and there are some Zappa in their music also, at least concerning experimentalism.

These characteristics are what drove me to them, what made me interested in finding more about this band, and i was not disappointed, though i am not exactly keen to the avant-garde style of composition and playing. As i said before, there is some samba influence here, but it does not play such an important role as you may think by this band name. they are more into experimenting music, since there can be heard even some brazilian baroque influence (specially in the Canção para Atrair Má Sorte songs, that have that baroque-like singing).

Grade and Final Thoughts

This band is very obscure and it took me some time to find things about them, including their albums. However, the effort payed off and, though this is a rather short album, it is still worth it.

The highlights here go to the Seis Temas Tropicais para Mestre Lúcifer suite, to the acts (atos) of the Canção para Atrair Má Sorte and to the Dança das Quiumbas, that is actually 2 minutes long and, after a long period of silence, have a secret song that is actually a reprise, much bigger that the actual song.

CCVP | 4/5 |

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