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OS MUTANTES

Os Mutantes

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.87 | 50 ratings

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Atkingani
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4 stars Think about it 1: Brazil was totally outside the musical mainstream in the 60s (and still partially is) and basically the only thing gringos knew about us were flamboyant epic sambas like Barroso's 'Aquarela do Brasil' or some jazz-influenced bossa nova.

Think about it 2: Mutantes' core members: Rita Lee and brothers Arnaldo and Sergio Dias Baptista were doing experimental and proto-psychedelic music since they were teenagers in 1964-65 (although with a different band name).

Think about it 3: Mutantes achieved an extraordinary deed of becoming really proto-prog masters. After being discovered in Europe and North America in the 70s they start to shine brilliantly.

The majority of the album songs are now part of the Brazilian imaginary collective, even covers like 'Minha menina' that became much better known through Mutantes version.

Try 'Panis et Circensis', experiment 'Bat macumba', eat 'Ave Gengis Khan', drink 'Trem fantasma' and you'll be entirely satisfied.

A clear 4-star work edging the mastering step!

Atkingani | 4/5 |

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