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4 stars After intermittent years between solo carrier and reconstructions of the band (which originated in the two albums with the most pop vein impossible to be reviwed!... at least by me!), JOÃO RICARDO finally bet... on himself.

Teatro? Its great for its minimalistic work. Good, because pretentious only in the realm of what is, after all, the biggest composer of SECOS & MOLHADOS - even when the classical line-up of 1973-1974. Recorded with only himself as a musician, with many short tracks, this album has the influences of rock derived from poetry, that has always been the strongest of the group in the past, minimalistic guitar that function sometimes as folk and in other moments evokes something close Velvet Underground-ish and it goes along very well with the voice of a singer already in the range of its 50's.

Within the highlights, "Tom de Dó", the title track, the both very short "Zanzibar" and "SIDA", besides the great closing track "Dura aquilo que passar pelo tempo que durar". Teatro? is a greatly intimate album with observational poetry of places, people around the singer-songwriter besides the time that passed for himself, João Ricardo. Released with the logomark of SECOS & MOLHADOS, it gain the dimension of time, as both a perspective and also from foreclosure - after all, as a THEATER... as life is, after all (oh, how I wish to see some conection here with Jethro Tull's Skating Away and perhaps A Passion Play...).

Good album that deserves something more. Would be 3.5 - deserving something more, let us close the note at 4.

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