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CASA DAS MÁQUINAS

Casa Das Máquinas

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2 stars 01. A Natureza Intricate beginning of battery, resulted from a quite progressive riff 70's, letter viajona and full of second voices. Ground of quite legal guitar and I 'find strange' while the safe legal base the riff. And a final stranger.

02. Tudo Porque Eu Te Amo Well what of Floyd this beginning. A vocal 'air one', somewhat how much ' trapeze acrobat ' this song, narrative and everything. Emotion on the surface of the skin, a declaration to a father.

03. Mundo De Paz That one from here has a face of Barry Manilow (laughters), has ground of sax and completely. A quite interesting melody with the doubled vocal ones (that I already spoke in another opportunity which era a mark of the rock 70's Brazilian).

04. Quero Que Você Me Diga Almost a psychedelic samba, a lot of foda. Existentialist and letter everything. The vocal ones in falsetto, a clever guitarrinha giving the tone. Almost a samba - rock

05. Canto Livre Almost a lullaby. A legal keyboard in a quite interesting melody, and a guitar of bottom. It has a what of MPB, with a few quite legal keys. It reminded me Silvio Britto a 70's Brazilian singer.

06. Trem Da Verdade This from here is a Rock and roll, with riff and completely. I risk telling that to the best of the disc full of energy and sticky melody, of those good ones even. And vocal many people leave the thing still more legal. Ground of battery of Netinho in the very legal environment. Only the riff as you only already is worth the same. Quite crazy end.

07. Preciso Lhe Ouvir Have a beginning of quite delicate keyboard, a flute permeates the whole belt, while the people of the House sings on a future devastation. A bleated conscious beauty!

08. Cantem Esse Som Com A Gente Riff wha and everything, gale in the bottom giving climão. A slope of rhythm, even a vaudeville appears, a clever guitar, a few sounds and everything more, it would hit the front, in English of the type we want to be understood sentences by all. And I sole rock. Then alone joy as the title suggests.

09. Domingo A Tarde I miss this sound of battery of the 70 years in Brazil! This belt is the most amusing, a sort of alien story. With a quite outstanding riff.

10. Sanduíche De Queijo This from here is total Made In Brazil, good nonsense same. But the instrumental thing is very good. A rockão 50's of chipping.

It is not the prog what any world comments of the House Of the Machines, but I decided on postair in order then this is the 1st disc. I think more interesting when the people hear in the chronological order.

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Posted Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | Review Permalink
Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars The debut album by the brazilian band Casa das Maquinas (Engine room, in portuguese) was released in 1974 through a major recording company, Som Livre. The group was formed by two ex members of ne of the most famous beat groups of the 60´s and 70´s in Brazio: Os Incríveis. That band became famous for playing cover versions in portuguese of several hits of the day, rock and pop. Drummer Luiz Franco Thomas (a.k.a. Netinho) and guitarist Jose Haroldo Binha decided to leave Os Incrpíveis and form another band to play their own songs. Together with second guitarist Carlos Roberto Piazzoli (a.k.a. Pisca), multi instrumentist Pique and bassist Carlos Geraldo Carge they then formed Casa das Maquinas in 1973.

Although the cover was quite striking for the time (the heavy make up of the members on the front cover clearly showed binfluences of Secos e Molhados and the whole glam rock international scene), there is little boldness or novelty in their recent written tunes. Listening to their eponymous album it seems that the new group did not really know where they were heading. About one third of the record is formed of hard rockers, while the bulk of their work did not differ much from what Os Incríveis were doing at the time: a competent but not outstanding mix of rock, pop and soul music. Nowhere in this LP one could guess that in about an year those same guys (minus Pique) would release one of the most interesting brazilian progressive albums of the 70´s. They definitely had to reinvent themselves in a very short time. And it would be a very successful reinvention.

So I guess this album is of little interest for anyone vaguely connected to prog music. Unless you´re into brazilian hard rock/pop/soul,of course. It has its value as an historical document, but not much more than that. A curio, if you will.

For collectors and hardcore fans, only.

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