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This progressive rock group has been formed in São Paulo in 1970 by multi-instrumentalist Manito (former The Clevers and Os Incríveis), Pedrinho Batera (drums/vocals) and bass player Pedrão Baldanza. With this formation they released their excellent debut "Snegs" in 1975. Then the band went through a multitude of line-up changes, launched a self-titled album in 1977, comprising mainly funk music and opened for Alice Cooper at the Maracanãzinho Festival (Rio de Janeiro). Soon after the band has been dissolved.

SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA Nosso gained their biggest fame not so much with their two studio records but rather with their fantastic live performances. Hence it's most probably very much rewarding to get their live CDs released later on, especially the 2 CDs set "A Procura da Essência" containing lots of unreleased material, amonst others extracts from the ambitious suite "Amazonia", that were unfortunately never recorded in studio. At times their style can be referred to Italian bands like BANCO or PFM, but their music showed as well a strong influence by American Jazz-Rock revealing some hints to English Space-Rock.

Recommended albums:
Snegs (1975)
A Procura da Essência (2004)

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3.91 | 37 ratings
Snegs
1974
2.43 | 13 ratings
Som Nosso de Cada Dia
1977
3.45 | 14 ratings
A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976)
2004

SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.75 | 4 ratings
Ao Vivo no Aquarius
1976
3.15 | 7 ratings
Live '94
1994

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 Live '94 by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Live, 1994
3.15 | 7 ratings

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Live '94
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Very little information is available about this hard to find CD. It seems that som Nosso De Cada Dia´s most progressive line up reunited in 1994 for some gigs. Oddly enough, this is the given year that the band also returned with their original member, the multi instrumentist Manito. According to some sources, the original trio was argumented by a new guitarrist and a keyboards player and did some concerts in that year and were even invited to play in Japan. The band would put an end to future plans due to the tragic early demise of drummer/vocalist Pedrinho in 1995. Upon hearing this CD it is obvious that the line up here is the same as their A Procura Da Essência (live 1975-1976) (minus Tuca Camargo).

Live ´94 is like a condensed version of A Procura Da Essência (only 54 minutes of music instead of the two and a half hours of the latter). Although it is much better recorded, it is still far from perfect. I really expected something quite superior after all these years, and I was hoping they would play the complete ´Amazonia suite´, their album rejected by all recording companies in 1975 for being not commercial enough. But again it was not to be: several songs from that project are played, but they all had already appeared in A Procura Da Essência.

Still, I found it very good to hear at least an average to good recording of that stuff. The band lost none of their great musicanship . Pedrinho Batera (drums/vocals), Pedrão Baldanza (bass, vocals), Egídio Conde (guitars), Dino Vicente (keyboards) and Rangel (percussion) are all briliant musicians and the group had a very interesting mixture of symphonic prog and jazzrock/fusion (with some strong brazilian rhythms and percussions added). Listening to those songs today I can only imagine the impact they could have had in the brazilian prog scene of that time. They were one of the best groups around and this line up was famous for their great live perfomances. Ok, the vocals are only average, but their tunes were mostly instrumental affairs anyway and in that field they really exceeded in brilliance and creativity.

Conclusion: an overall good live album of one of the most interesting and promising prog outfits from Brazil. It is not as poorly recorded as A Procura Da Essência, even if technical propblems do plague this CD too. But the high quality of the songwriting and the outstanding performances make it a worthwhile addition to anyone interested in this kind of music. I really hope one day anyone who has the original tapes will release the complete Amazonia Suite (if such tapes still exist).

Rating: 3,5 stars.

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 A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976) by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.45 | 14 ratings

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A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976)
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I was very excited to know that there was a live recording of this legendary brazilian band from the 70´s. After all, very few good prog bands from that era in my country ever had the opportunity to record their music. Som Nosso De Cada Dia did that and their debut Snegs (1974) is still regarded as one of the best exemples of the brazilian prog scene of that decade. Unfortunatly they did not exactly had the opportunity to show their new, even more progressive work as they should, since the band, after much pressure from the recording label, relented and release an album that had only one side of the vinyl filled with what was supposed to be their second album and record some funk/soul numbers to try to appeal to the mainstream. I don´t have to say it was a complete failure that led to the group´s demise.

So I was only expecting great things when I heard that this double CD recording would contain only material they were playing live in late 1975/early 1976. Most of it would be of then unreleased tracks intented for their sophmore LP (only Sinal Da Paranoia is from their debut). At the time the group had growth from a trio to a sextet: funder members Pedrinho Batera (vocals, drums), Pedrão Baldanza (vocals, bass) plus guitar virtuoso Egydio Conde, Rangel (percussion) and two excellent keyboards players, Dino Vicente and Tuca Camargo. With such dream team, their shows became legendary, being highly praised by all who had the luck to attend them. Unfortunatly, the recording quality were not the best and even with all the technology available in 2004, the sound we get here is little more than of an average bootleg. A real let down considereing the wonderful music this group produced live. Some of them appeared on the ´prog side´of their second CD, but in longer and better versions. They did a lot of improvisations live and again I´m very sad that such powerful tunes were never released as they should.

At this phase of their brief career, the band was playing a very interesting blend of symphonic rock and jazz rock/fusion, full of improvisations and long (but never boring) solos, with a few nods to blues (Blues da Gaita, Cuidado Com O Verdi) and even rock´n roll (Improviso) plus some brazilian music influences. They were a tight unit, the arrangements are tasteful and the performances are quite exciting and powerful (technical problems aside). Only the vocals are on the average level.

With more than two hours of playing time, I think this double album is a valid document of a band that never had the opportunity to show their full potential. I really wish they had a better recording of those shows, for it would give them a better rating overall. Most of the songs deserve four or five stars.

Still, a nice surprise. 3,5 stars.

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 Snegs by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.91 | 37 ratings

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Snegs
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars One of the most important albums to appear in Brazil at the early 70´s, O Som Nosso De Cada Dia ("Our Everyday Music") was one of the first symphonic prog bands to actually have a record out by a major label. It was very well received by critics and the prog fans at the time, even if the production was quite disappointing. Fortunatly for today´s audience, the remastering done by Progressive Rock Worldwide records solved much of the problem, and also includes a new track, recorded around 1993, when the original trio reunited for this occasion.

Their sound is hard to define, since they drawn their influences from several different sources, like symphonic rock, jazz-rock/fusion, brazilian and latin folk, psychedelic/space rock, RPI and even blues and hard rock. The resulting songs were quite stunning for the time, with a mature, varied and original songwriting throughout. The celebrated (and recently deceased) multi instrumentist Manito (from 60´s legendary beat band Os Incríveis) is the main figure here, playing not heavily Keith Emerson influenced keyboards, but also a few violin and sax parts (traces of early King Crimson can be detected). Bass and drums are quite good and versatile. Vocals, as usual with so many 70´s bands, are only average at best. All tracks are sung in portuguese, except Direccion de Aquarius, sung partly in spanich, partly in english.

I had the original LP and I can assure that the CD has a much, much brighter and balanced sound than the vinyl counterpart (the bass for instance was almost inaudible, but now can be heard quite clearly). And I was glad to see how good their debut was and how their music stood well the test of time, even if some timbres and lyrics are quite dated. It is only a shame they could not deliver a follow up as powerful and strong as Snegs. However, this CD is one of the few recorded proofs and a very good exemple that Brazil had its strong own prog scene in the early 70´s. Sinal Da paranoia became a kind of underground classic and Massavilha with its terrific instrumental parts is probably one of the highlights, but in general all the songs are very good.

The bonus track is a version of a very well known theme from Brazil´s most famous classical composer Carlos Gomes, O Guarani. It shows they had lost none of their musical prowness after all those years and it´s a pity they did not ended up releasing a new CD of original material then.

Conclusion: with all the aforementioned faults, this is one of the first and best prog CDs released in Brazil in that decade. At the time it was really hard to record such new and complex music and most groups disbanded after made their names on live shows only. For us, some were lucky enough to leave their mark despite all the technological and financial difficulties. Snegs is surely one of them. A real gem for any symphonic prog lover. Kudos to PRW records for improving the original LP sound so much without losing any of the group´s energy and essence. 4 strong stars.

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 Som Nosso de Cada Dia by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.43 | 13 ratings

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Som Nosso de Cada Dia
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars In 1976 I saw Som Nosso De Cada Dia on a TV special performing Neblina. It was a fine prog song and I was impressed by what then was considered high tech equipament of the band (specially the keyboards). A series of positive reviews about their recent shows gave the impression they would release a real fine sophomore work. However, the recording company, not satisfied with the lack of sales from their first album and maybe wondering that the ´progressive era´ was on its last legs (or simply concluding the style was not marketable at all), pressured the group to include some more radio friendly songs. The aim was to reach the thriving audience of the so called ´Black Rio´ movement, where funk and soul music were riding high. But at the same time the band tried to keep their old fans recording a bunch of very good progressive tunes. The resulting album was quite schizofrenic.

Divided by two sides, the original LP has a Sábado (saturday) side and a Domingo (sunday) side. On the former, funk and soul tracks, while on the latter, it contains only progressive stuff. The difference between those sides was so great it sounds like there are two bands playing on each side, each one with nothing to do with the other. While the danceable work was not really bad per se and competently performed, it was completely uncharacteristic. A real pity, since the second side showed the group in great form, producing some of their best material of their short lifespan. Montanha, Neblina and Água Limpa, were very good tracks they were performing live for quite some time (although in longer versions). They all showed great symphonic rock with a strong fusion twist and impeccable playing from all band members. Guitarrist Egídio Conde disagreed with the new direction and left the band during the recordings, being replaced by another virtuoso, the legendary 60´s journeyman Tony Osanah (both being credit as guests).

Needless to say, the plan to please two very distinguished audiences at the same time failed miserably: not only they showed enough material to reach the new market, but also lost many the old fans in the process. The group folded by the end of that year. A sad end for a very promising outfit.

Although the CD is well recorded and produced for the time, I warn everyone that this album should be heard before buying it. The first six tracks are just plain funk/soul with nothing not even vaguely prog on it. However, the progressive stuff of the second part is top notch and worth checking out anyway (unless you get their posthumously released live album called A Procura Da Essencia 1975-1976). My CD edition has two bonus tracks. Unfortunatly both are the same soul styled tunes in the vein of the LP´s first side.

Final rating: something between 2 and 2.5 stars.

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 Som Nosso de Cada Dia by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.43 | 13 ratings

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Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Prog_Veteran

3 stars The 2nd 1977 SOM NOSSO album is curious as side 1 "Saturday " consists of soul/funk for radio play compositions. They are of high quality (probably inspired by the Motown music) but NOT prog. Side 2 "Sunday" consists of 5 prog compositions : Bem no Fim , Neblina, Água Limpa and Rara Confluência that appears in the highly recommended "Ao vivo 1975-1976" in extended and increased versions. Montanhas, which is a fantastic prog composition, appears only here.

As this site is about prog music I'll give 2 stars to Saturday side to prevent deceptions to those who look for a totally prog follow up to "Snegs" (1974, ****). Only half of the 2nd Som Nosso album is prog and I give 4 stars or more to Sunday side 2. For those who want to know the prog Som Nosso de Cada Dia heydays better look for the 2004 live unreleased "ao vivo 1975-1976" and "Snegs"( a 1974 classic brazilian prog album). For those who enjoy 70's radio soul music and prog you can try the 2nd and last 70's Som Nosso official album without fear.

If you want prog and listen the first 6 tracks, you'll get disappointed for sure, Som Nosso probably was under record company pressions to make radio play music, anyway they are nice to me. I don't use to listen soul / funk dancing music, I'm sure my mind is obtuse as these are, independently of musical taste, high quality Motown American label music style. Montanhas is such an incredible 5:29 minutes prog track that I feel completely rewarded by the cd purchase (very rare nowadays).

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 A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976) by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.45 | 14 ratings

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A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976)
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Gatot
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3 stars Som Nosso De Cada Dia (SNDCD) is a progressive rock band from Brazil that was born in the seventies scene. To commemorate the thirty years release of their debut and classic album Snegs (1974) the band release this double CD that presents for the very first time the live recordings of SNDCD from their brief period of activity in the mid seventies. SNDCD began performing live some new material ? aside from their Snegs album ? that would be independently recorded at the end of 1975. The material included here was selected basically from two gigs in Sao Paulo in late 1975 / early 1976. All tracks presented here have been selected by bassist and singer Pedrão Baldanza from the few remaining tapes in the personal archive of guitar player Egidio Conde. The recordings, despite being directly obtained from the venue's soundboards, present some flaws, technical glitches and saturation. So, don't expect an excellent sonic quality of this recordings as it sound like a bootleg record ? the bad ones, because some bootlegs have excellent quality. Musically, by removing all these sonic issues, this double CD is an enjoyable live set for those of you who like jazz/fusion (such as Chick Corea, Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra) type of prog music combined with a touch of seventies classic rock style such as Blind Faith, Cream, etc.

The band line-up for both concerts is Pedrão Baldanza (bass, vocals, Fender Jazz bass 64), Pedrinho Batera (drums, vocals, Ludwig drums, Moog drums), Egidio Conde (guitar Gibson ES-335, Fender Stratocaster), Dino Vicente (keyboards, Hammond Organ B3, ARP Odyssey, Moog 15, Fender Rhodes electric piano) Tuca Camargo (keyboards, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Minimoog, clavinet) and Rangel (percussion).

Sinal da Paranóia starts with a relatively long musical introduction in the form of jamming session that combines keyboards, bass guitar, drums and guitar. Keyboard is key force during this introduction part with a Chick Corea style. Bass lines are performed dynamically backed up with an excellent drumming and jazzy keyboard. This relatively long introduction plays repeated set of chords to accompany keyboard improvisation. Guitar continues the role of solo after keyboard. It then brings the vocal line in which enters the music in the middle of the track. This part reminds me of a classic rock tune Presence of the Lord performed by Blind Faith. It's not exactly the same melody-wise, but it produces similar nuance. It also reminds me to PFM and Genesis' music.

Fragmentações opens with a spacey soundscape followed with drum beats reminiscent of Pink Floyd's early work. The music sounds like a jam session with spacey nuances, featuring electric guitar and keyboard. It flows flatly with relatively no major changes in tempo, only it demonstrates some guitar solo, keyboard fills and some improvised bass lines / drumming. It's too long and a bit boring for my personal taste. But for those who like repetitive chords with some improvisations, you may survive with this 12 minute track.

Neblina explores the spacey nuance at its intro, continued with a mellow voice line reminiscent of PFM; augmented with bass lines and improvised keyboard. It projects the seventies progressive rock vein with some bluesy style. The guitar solo performed between two singing parts is truly stunning. Right after the second part of singing ? in the middle of the track ? the music turns into a faster tempo in a jazz improvisation vein featuring excellent keyboard solo; continued with guitar solo and vocal line. Drumming is performed dynamically. I personally enjoy this track, despite sonic quality issue. Well, if the band gets together in the studio again to record this track, I'm sure it will show this is a wonderful track with great composition!

Tema da Batera is a short track with a very poor sonic quality so that I can not listen and observe in a great details on the music. For sure, it comprises an excellent combination of drum sounds, keyboard effects, bass lines and guitar in energetic mood. But I cannot comment further as it produces unclear sounds. It also happens with Rara Confluência which has similar sonic issue. This seems like a wonderfully crafted music performed lively in front of dynamic audience. The keyboard and guitar sounds are superb but unfortunately I cannot hear them clearly.

Sonically, Bote Salva Vidas has a better sonic quality than two previous track. It contains dynamic drumming which with bass lines and keyboard fills accompany an excellent guitar solo. The style is still the same: jam session but it produces some nice melodies from the solo parts. Some keyboard sounds are played at the background and project a symphonic nuance of the song. During some transitions, the guitar is played in Steve Hackett style. The bass lines play important roles to bring the music into different form. This happens in the middle of the track where the long transition is followed with a vocal line. At the end of the track, guitar solo takes the lead to conclude the track accompanied by dynamic bass lines and excellent drumming. Composition-wise, this is an excellent track.

Tinta Preta Fosca (Bem no Fim) begins with an ambient soundscape followed with drum work that brings the music in a full swing with a sort of poppy style. The vocal line is performed energetically by multiple voices augmented with an organ. Guitar solos fill in between singing parts. Even though it's not tightly composed, this song has a stunning guitar solos.

Blues da Gaita as the title implies, pushes the band's music into a blues scene using harmonica as opening augmented with guitar work, bass lines and organ. Disc One is concluded with a short piece Improviso in a jazz/blues style.

Disc Two contains four tracks with the same title therefore I won't review again each. However, I will give some views on Tema de Batera as the sonic quality is better than on Disc One.

Sonhas Paulinho starts with an ambient guitar solo and it flows gradually into a slow/medium tempo music featuring guitar as main melody during the first half of the duration. As usual, bass lines are played dynamically and keyboard sound provides a symphonic nuance. Vocal starts to enter the music in the middle of the track. Unfortunately, sonic quality is poor so that I cannot hear a transparent voice. For sure, guitar solo plays critical role.

Água Limpa features keyboard as main solo in its opening, accompanied by bass lines and drums. When vocal enters, the keyboard turns into an organ sound at background. Right after the singing part, the music turns faster into an improvised jazz/fusion style. Sonic quality has limited me from observing further on composition of this song. For sure, the tempo has gradually increased towards the end of the song.

Tema da Batera starts off with an energetic drumming and dynamic bass lines in relatively fast tempo. It is then followed with an excellent drum solo until the end of track. The record continues with a long jam session track Blues do Verdi - Voando a 10.000 por Hora. It's a nice jam session combining excellent keyboard, stunning guitar and dynamic drumming / bass lines. In some parts, bass guitar is given a chance to perform in solo. Rajada Runaway begins with a bass guitar solo followed with drum beats and guitar fills. Vocal enters in ambient style augmented with a bluesy guitar fills. Stunning guitar solo continues right after first part singing part. The singing style of the lead singer is technically excellent.

To Summarize - for those who knew the band historically, would love this collection because this double CD comprises the band's live experiences in their glorious days during the seventies. For those who love jazz/fusion based progressive music would also enjoy this record. You can find great solos on keyboard and electric guitar combined with excellent bass lines. The only big problem with this live compilation is its poor sonic quality.

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 A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976) by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.45 | 14 ratings

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A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976)
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by Prog_Veteran

4 stars I don't get tired to listen the first 79 minutes CD as the blend of styles are greatly well- balanced, are original and the extended improvisations show real skill ness interchanged with catchy, beautiful and dreamy melodic arrangements. SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA line up has highly professional and gifted musicians with an incredible background. The other CD is worth too, principally for the 4 first tracks. Massive and delicate prog beauty, and no fillers. As a non official recorded material the sonic quality is in neat bootleg level, anyway we must be glad for the simple existence of this rare "Amazonia" tracks recordings, that otherwise would be lost forever.

Som Nosso is probably the most charismatic and gifted band in 70's Brazilian prog scene. Although during the 70's in Brazil, any rock act was marginalized as 2nd class music; "the thing" at the time was Brazilian popular music (MPB). Really MPB is quite original and EGBERTO GISMONTI did in the vein of progressive philosophy a blend of MPB and orchestral music during his 70's discography that is wonderful.

So Som Nosso did not get the deserved recognition for taking foreign influences. In the 70's Brazilian TV program "Rock Concert" I saw Som Nosso performing (where are these master tapes?), it was an unforgettable experience. I was about 16 y. o., the year was around 1977 I can still remember a bit.

Only in 2004 thanks to Rock Symphony label we could discover the unrevealed Som Nosso work. As CD liner notes : "for the very first time live recordings from Som Nosso at their most prog era during their 70's heyday carefully selected by the musicians theirselves amongst the best sounding tapes available; the material also includes live readings of unreleased tracks from Amazonia suite of 1975" that was rejected by record companies.

Dieter Fisher is right when he wrote to P.A. biography that "at times Som Nosso style can be referred to Italian bands ala PFM and Banco" ( in my vision MPB richness and latin emotional expression are also reference). He continues: "their music showed as well a strong American jazz-rock revealing some hints to English space rock" ( Yes, Camel, ELP and Mahavishinu can be some reference and also some ala soul style powerful vocals). A pity that the wonderful track "Rara Confluência" has the weakest sound recording. Overall originality compensates sound fails. I don' give 5 stars only because of some recording fails.

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 Snegs by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.91 | 37 ratings

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Snegs
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by CCVP
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4 stars Nice, but could have been much, MUCH better if the vocals were better

Here we have yet another gem of the brazilian progressive rock back from the 70's. This album is lucky to have so good dongs, because it suffer from a number of problems, being the two biggest problems the singer and the technology used when they where recording the album. I'll start talking about its problem and then later i'll talk about its good points.

Well, the vocalist of Som Nosso de Cada Dia, though being one of the main composers of the band, is a very bad vocalist. I mean, his voice is OK, but when he does the damn vibrato he screws up BIG time. The other problem, still in the vocal category, is that the backing vocals sometimes just can't get in tune with the main vocals and that cause a major discomfort, at least for me.

The other problem is one that they just could not deal with. There are technological limitations in the record. The drums are not as bright as they should be just like the rest of the instruments in general lack brightness.

Now lets talk about the many good points of the album! The songs, overall, are very, very good: they are very balanced and very well worked by both the composer and the musicians. The highlights go to Sinal da Paranóia, O Som Nosso de cada Dia, Massavilha (awesome solo by Manito) and A Autra Face, but the album deserve to be listened as a whole because it is very good.

Although there were technological limitations with the recording, mixing and mastering, the instrumental work is amazing, specially the drum and the organ / synthesizer / piano work. The bass mostly support the band and, though being nicely played, do not do anything exceptional. The acoustic guitars also do its job very well, like the flutes and the sax, but the main characters of this album are the organ / synthesizer / piano.

Grade and Final Thoughts

Snegs is a very important progressive rock release from the 70's and it is a very good album overall and although it has some problems, the qualities surpass the problems by far. The thing is that this album could have a better without those problems, but it is still a very good album. 4 stars then.

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 A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976) by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 2004
3.45 | 14 ratings

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A Procura da Essência (Ao Vivo 1975-1976)
Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by claudss

3 stars Good, but not essencial. I think that the live performance of the band was really impressive. Some tracks are very interesting. However, the quality of the sound (probably, the original recordings) is not perfect. Well, this double CD has an undoubtful historical value, reflecting the stage of brazilian prog rock at mid- seventies.Good addition to my collection. I Recommend it.

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 Snegs by SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA album cover Studio Album, 1974
3.91 | 37 ratings

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Som Nosso de Cada Dia Eclectic Prog

Review by cottoncasino

5 stars This is an essential record if you're a true progressive rock fan. This is a very underrated trio in which the drummer and bassist share the vocals and the third guy, a multi-instrumentalist flies high improvising on many different instruments but specially keyboards and saxophone. Unfortunately the CD reissue has sub-par sound and an atrocious bonus track recorded in the 90's. But don't let that stop you from getting this CD if you find it.

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