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Indo-Prog/Raga Rock • Brazil


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Brazilian 70's dreamlike, acid-folk guitar project. It's largely an acoustic guitar orientated "trip". Their eponymous album (a private press LP originally released in 1973) provides emotional, luminous Latin psych vibes with omnipresent "raga" harmonies. The duet is composed by Lula Cortez (on guitar and popular Morocco sitar) and Lailson de Holanda Cavalcanti (12 strings guitar, voice). One composition feature Robertinho Do Recife on electric guitar (see picture on the right). Constantly imaginative with dense buzzing ragas, this one is definitely essential for fans of progressive folk, eastern sonorites and peaceful ambiences. An other highway to Heaven!

"Written, recorded and released just as Brazil's military dictatorship reached the climax of its long black arc, the one and only album by Satwa is a divinely subtle protest. Now issued for the first time in America through the venerable Time-Lag Records in Maine and the stewardship of freeform fixture Erika Elder, Satwa, often cited as Brazil's first independent record, is a mellow starburst of acoustic jangle."

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Satwa Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

Review by Brendan

3 stars I listened to this the other day. It is definitely pleasant background music.

The first song is a very nice acoustic number, with acoustic guitars in the back ground and some nice work on the Sitar, though they play the Sitar in a Western Style, with less emphasis on the spiritual sound on Indian music. Even I'm not sure if they are playing a Sitar or another instrument. Anyway this is good acoustic music. However, every song is pretty much the same, only "Valsa Dos Cogumelos" which features some very interesting electric lead guitar work.

However, the rest is very good acoustic guitar music, but somehow I wanted more... Not bad, nonetheless. Good mood-setter.

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4 stars A little but brilliant Brazilian 70's acid folk formation. Almost exclusively acoustic and dominated by bucolic guitar parts, the music is an intricate manifestation of stylistic, floating "eastern" exercises, largely structured, simplistic and efficient. All tracks develop colourful, dreamy-like raga guitar interludes. The beautiful psych-pastoral base line is comparable to musical motifs ever developed by Teutonic bands (notably Witthuser & Westrupp and Holderlin at their most evanescent moments). With a positive, gentle energy, "Satwa" & "Can I Be Satwa" definitely show the "raga" side of the band. "Alegro Piradíssimo" is a poetical, sad ballad. "Lia a Rainha da Noite " carries on a delicious, fragile pastoral composition. "Apacidonata" sounds as an other desperate ballad in a semi-classical guitar style. A beautiful, sad, grave and almost "cosmic" voyage. "Amigo" is a sunny, luminous pastoral guitar composition. "Blue do Cachorro Muito Louco" contains some nice technical & melodic guitar lines punctuated by discreet linear voices, with its always recognizable folk accompaniment. An impressive, meditative folk base "work" made of short instrumental songs. From Latin prog folk, (in some points) it tends to be better than the classic Arco Iris first essays.

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Review by Henrock

4 stars This album, even with the fact that is not well recorded, is an interessant piece of progressive rock. With a tendence to the indo - prog, satwa can make a sound full of elements such as in progressive rock, as a folk sound from Brazil. Lula Cortez, the lead member, is famous in Brazil for do it an experimental sound, and this album is a sample of what he can do with an simple guitar and a lot of ideas. I recomend this album for those who like of diferente aproches to the progressive and the folk music.

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