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VIOLETA DE OUTONO

Psychedelic/Space Rock • Brazil


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Sporadic meetings in a basement in the district of Pinheiros, São Paulo/Brazil, originated the band formed by Fabio Golfetti, Claudio Souza (ex-members of the first formation of the band Zero) and Angelo Pastorello. The sound, a result of the integration of psychedelic/progressive rock and elements of contemporary art such as architecture and visual arts influenced by bands like PINK FLOYD, BEATLES, GONG and many others.

Psychedelic rock band lined-up in 1984 in São Paulo, they started making a reputation in the underground scene in the next year, when they recorded a demo tape with the songs "Outono", "Dia Eterno", "Declínio de Maio" and "Reflexos da Noite". The tape got heavy rotation on alternative radio stations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. In 1986, they recorded a three-track EP on Wop Bop Discos and signed up to RCA (currently BMG) in 1987, releasing the debut album "Violeta de Outono". After the package named "The Early Years" (comprised of a cassette tape, a EP and a libretto), the follow-up album, "Em Toda Parte", came about in 1989. In 1991, vocalist and guitarist Fábio Golfetti left the band to dedicate to the instrumental project Ópera Invisível, releasing a solo album, "Glissando Spirit", two years later on the label Low Life. VIOLETA made a comeback in 1994, recording new demo tapes and a new album, but they ended up releasing "Eclipse", with live recordings from 1986. The album with new songs, "Mulher na Montanha", was released in 1999 on the English label Voiceprint, featuring recordings made four years before.

The Early Years collects material recorded in April and May 1988, before Brazilian progressive rock outfit VIOLETA DE OUTONO released its first album. The five tracks on this CD are covers of psychedelic/prog songs. Included are the ROLLING STONES, PINK FLOYD, GONG," George Harrison and a medley of FLOYD and LED ZEPPELIN. Interpretations are also quite average and stay close to the originals. This CD is clearly for the fan or the collector of South American prog/psych music.

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3.50 | 14 ratings
Violeta De Outono
1987
3.00 | 4 ratings
Em Toda Parte
1989
3.12 | 7 ratings
Woman On The Mountain
1999
3.67 | 6 ratings
Ilhas
2005
3.78 | 45 ratings
Volume 7
2007
3.97 | 100 ratings
Espectro
2012

VIOLETA DE OUTONO Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.56 | 3 ratings
Eclipse Ao Vivo
1995
4.33 | 3 ratings
Live At The Rio ArtRock Festival '97
2001

VIOLETA DE OUTONO Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Violeta de Outono & Orquestra
2006

VIOLETA DE OUTONO Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.69 | 4 ratings
Violeta De Outono Compilation
1995
0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Years Complete
2000

VIOLETA DE OUTONO Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Memories
1987
2.44 | 4 ratings
Early Years
1988
0.00 | 0 ratings
2002/2003 Sessions (CD-EP)
2003

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 Espectro by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.97 | 100 ratings

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Espectro
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by tszirmay
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

4 stars This recommendation by a few qualified reviewers caught me a bit off guard, needing to have a few spin throughs and in different environments as it didn't quite click right away. As many prog fans know, there are some albums out there that like to play the coy and shy routine, like some dollied up vamp, seductive but distant. When I cranked up the volume and went for a long drive, the true nature simply appeared and seduced me. There is a few quirks that needed getting used to, such as the very typical Brazilian melodicism and the suave rhythmic softness their music is famous for. So I followed my tried and tested method of just concentrating on the delicious bass lines, here provided by the slick Gabriel Costa and let the soloists sort of groove over the arrangements. That's when I noticed that keyboard man Fernando Cardoso is a big Hammond fan who literally abuses the churning keys throughout, much to our agonizing delight. Leader Fabio Golfetti sings and plays the electric guitar in a very lyrical, breezy style that gives their brand of space psychedelia a warm tropical feel, while drumming in Brazil is the second national pastime after the 'jogo bonito' and Jose Luiz Dinola does not disappoint.

'Formas-Pensamento' starts the voyage with a vivacious 8 minute+ romp that exposes all the above mentioned endowments. A highlight track that stamps the disc with immediate credentials, you just know this is going to be fun ride. Nothing fancy-shmantzy or over produced, just plain old brilliant music by four qualified musical talents, nothing more nothing less. Probably my favorite track here, but it serves just perfectly the vibe that permeates this unsuspecting and unassuming disc. 'Montanhas da Mente' has a massive melody close to McDonald-Giles' 'Is she Waiting?' , some sublime guitar picking in that airy style with Senhor Hammond in tow, like a prog version of the Allman Bros, a shorter but to the point piece that is most agreeable melodically and leaves a feelgood sentiment. 'Dia Azul' is equally succinct but is loaded with stunning little details, such as a lush bass passage, some effects on the vocals and usage of electric piano. Nice indeed. The swirling axe solos sting with sunny delight, squealing like gulls in the ocean air, the bass washing the undercurrent and enough mood changes to keep one guessing. 'Ondas Leves' is another extended piece in the 7 and a half range, typically sprawling and languorous, showing a seductive form of space prog that has a very feminine appeal, I must say it because it's really true, very sensual and sexy music . The rippling e-piano gets me in the mood every time, the main melody is invasive and cuddling. Again, I find myself fixated on the fluid bass that fuels my obsession as it takes the instrumental mid-section into symphonic overdrive, hinting at Sebastian Hardie/early Camel classics, Golfetti showing off some deft skills on the guitar. 'Claro Oscuro' rages surprisingly, with manic bass and frolicking drums, churning organ and rhythm axe phrasings counterbalanced by fragrant vocals. This juxtaposition of soft and suave with flexible and passionate is what makes this music click, yet it takes time to seep into the soul. Check out the rifling organ solo, its brief but to the point. The instrumental section is simple superlative. 'Algum Lugar' has another divine bass driveshaft, a rather obvious vocal line, lavish piano stepping into play, more liquid guitar playing, nothing bruising or harsh but very much a team spirit that exudes the charm. The serene 'Anos-Luz' serves almost as a companion piece with wah-wah pickings giving the piece some spice, while still maintaining the leisurely pace that characterizes the style of this group. It may seem fluffy but it's not really, a subtlety that is only achieved with a cranked volume and focusing on that darn bass. The title track is a minute and 11 seconds long, deranged cymbals amid odd sonics and supple drum rolls, only in existence so as to introduce the indolent 'Solsticio', a dreamy exercise in experiencing the sunset of a set list, incorporating some very fiery soloing from the e-guitar and some dazzling electric piano (I am a sucker!) which is to pant over repeatedly. The sound is warm and non-fussy with very little artifices, preferring sizzle over dazzle, perhaps a tad too laid back for the hard-core fan but hey, its beautiful music whichever way you look at it.

There is a nearly 10 minute bonus track , recorded in 2010 with drummer Fred Barley and sung in English ,'News from Heaven' stays true to the style regardless of the idiom, wallowing sounds that reach for the skies, orchestral and splendorous recalling a simpler time when laptop computers were still drug-inspired daydreams. It starts out flowery like an early 70s west coast tune, only to evolve into a large guitar blowout with Golfetti bending, screaming, shrieking like a man possessed. The nimble bass work escorts in a stretched Hammond foray that would make Rollie or Lord drool with envy. When the two soloists combine we are brought back to that wonderful Allman feel again, the finale symphonic bliss at its best. A surprise that took me a while but I got there, a lovely disc , ideal for any breezy occasion.

4.5 Samba ghosts

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 Espectro by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.97 | 100 ratings

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Espectro
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by BrufordFreak

5 stars A prog album with a sound and style very familiar to 1970s Rock Progressivo Italiano--especially to that of LE ORME--it also has quite a Canterbury feel to it--like KHAN, STEVE HILLAGE or CAMEL. Despite the pleasant, easy timbre and style of the vocalist, it is the instrumental sections of all the songs that really stand out. The keyboard play is outstanding and the wonderful electric guitar sound and style is kind of a cross between that of ROYE ALBRIGHTON and STEVE HILLAGE. And the melodies are the kind that haunt you and stay with you for days, pulling you back again and again to listen to see if it was real or if you were just imagining it.

The opening nine-minute 'epic,' "Formas-Pensamento" (8:54) is repeated in a longer English version as the album's last track, "New from Heaven" [9:26] ([8/10]). It has a very familiar, laid-back vocal (uncanny likeness to that of LE ORME's Aldo Tagliapietra), and is a fairly simple song and instrumental construct with a relatively slow pace to it. Where it differs and excels is in the individual instrumental sounds and performances: synthesizer, guitar, and organ soli are all OUTSTANDING. (9/10)

Other song favorites include: the refined, bluesy STEVE HILLAGE, CAMEL, and even SANTANA-like "Ondas leves" (7:38) (10/10); the amazing Latin-riffed SANTANA-like "Solsticio" (6:30) (10/10); "Montanhas da mente" (5:14) (nice keyboard work all around; love the jazzy CAMEL/NEKTAR-like instrumental sections) (9/10); the upbeat, fast-paced CAMEL and PINK FAIRIES-like "Claro escuro" (5:06) (8/10); the simple and very poppy, "Algum lugar" (4:14) (8/10); and the LE ORME throwback, "Anos-luz" (4:47) (8/10).

I gotta admit: There's no one out there doing music like this. It grooves, it's smooth, it's emotional, it's evocative, it's instrumental solos are so different than the rest of current prog. Here melody and feeling reign supreme. This is the modern equivalent to KHAN's classic (and my all-time favorite Canterbury classic) Space Shanty. Espectro is also an album that keeps growing on me--inviting me back again and again instead of getting old and stale. Highly, highly recommended, folks! Especially if you like mostly steady-paced, highly melodic music with a lot of excellent, excellent soloing. Though this may be a 4.5 star album, I'm going to give it five cuz it deserves to be heard. A lot!

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 Volume 7 by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Studio Album, 2007
3.78 | 45 ratings

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Volume 7
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Neo Prog Team

3 stars One of the most historical Psychedelic Rock bands from Brazil, Violeta de Outono from Sao Paolo were found in 1984 by guitarist Fabio Golfetti and drummer Claudio Sousa, after both left the group Zero.Together with bassist Angelo Pastorello they formed a very energetic trio, creating six Psych Rock albums over the span of two decades.In 2005 they were joined by keyboardist Fernando Cardoso, but this was also they year the trio was split, as Pastorello left Violeta de Outono to be replaced by Gabriel Costa.Two years later the Brazilian veterans returned with their seventh studio work ''Volume 7'', recorded in just two days at Mash Studios and released on Voiceprint for Brazil and Musea Records in Europe.

The addition of keyboards have given the band a nice fresh color and to my ears Violeta de Outono sound extremely similar to early-70's British Psych/Prog groups like very early CARAVAN or CRESSIDA.The tracks show a great balance between light grooves and organ jams and are characterized by a melodic and dreamy sound full of positive energy.In the same vein the vocals are also quite warm yet expressive.Cardoso is the main reason that Violeta de Outono sound a lot like a British band with his lovely and vintage organ moves, the discreet use of synths and the careful addition of ethereal piano lines.Fabio Golfetti's guitar remains another leading force of the group, smooth chords exchanged with more upfront solos with a retro aesthetic.The longer tracks sound more flexible like ''Pequenos Seres Errantes'' that even features a strong, spacey atmosphere now with the synthesizers in evidence and the long grooves performed by the rhythm section or ''Fronteira'' with its changing moods, the harder guitars and the richer overall sound.

With ''Volume 7'' Violeta de Outono step carefully within the fields of Progressive Rock.70's-influenced Psych/Prog with good groovy parts and interesting melodies is the result on this effort, that comes warmly recommended.

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3.97 | 100 ratings

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Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ProgShine
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5 stars VIOLETA DE OUTONO has been really hard to categorize since the begining. They started their career in the mid 80's, where New Wave was in every tiny bit of Rock in Brazil, and yet, they were deeply rooted in Psychedelic Rock and Space Rock with colours of PINK FLOYD from SYD BARRET period. All of this sprinkled with New Wave, but just a tiny bit.

Their first record, Violeta de Outono (1987)is a classic! But the band had to let it go in the 90's, things weren't working for their kind of music anymore. They never really broke up and Fabio Golfetti always kept the dream alive. Only in 2005 they really returned with a new album Ilhas, since then their music comes slowly, but never stops.

I bought Volume 7 (2007) right after the release and I have to say, I simply love that album, it's one of the finest pieces of Space Rock in the Canterbusy Scene tradition and the new member (at that time) Fernando Cardoso added so much to the band with his keyboards, synths and specially, Hammond organ.

I've seen the band live many times since 2007 and I was really waiting for the new album. Following their steps closely. In 2010 Fabio gathered his mates, and under the INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET name released a perfect record, UFO Planante (2010). That made me wait a bit more calm. But he promised a new VIOLETA DE OUTONO album to 2012 and it came.

The album was suposed to be released in March, but Fabio is now playing with GONG, that made the album delayed a bit and it was released in late May. But the waiting game worth every second.

Espectro (2012) is the best album released by VIOLETA DE OUTONO so far. They took the Volume 7 (2007) sound and developed even more. Fabio vocals are fragile, but that made them so special and unique. Plus the Hammond organs by Fernando Cardoso are more present than never.

The band has a new drummer, José Luiz Dinóla, and his style fitted perfectly to tha band and as usual Gabriel Costa bass playing is perfect, gives the right amount of low the band needs and his Fender sound is warm and clever.

One more thing has to be said. Espectro (2012) was recorded in the MOSH Studios in São Paulo in analog tapes, NO computers, at all. This makes their sound even more unique and you can say as soon that the first track 'Formas-Pensamento' starts.

You're into Canterbusy Scene, melodical Prog with the exactly amount of Space Rock, and Hammond organs? This is exactly for you. My top 3 of 2012.

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3.97 | 100 ratings

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Espectro
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I first heard about this new album from a thread on another site and I must admit I was taken back a bit as I didn't know they were even working on a new release. Well would you believe on my way home from work that same day I stopped and got the mail and this was sitting in the mail box ! Strange but true. I can only imagine that the guitarist Fabio sent me this but he didn't let me know ahead of time or since. He has sent me music before including THE INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET which is absolutely killer stuff. Actually I let my Bro In Law borrow that cd and he couldn't believe how good it was. He has a lot of musicians come to his house and jam and the one guitarist wanted to buy it from him right on the spot. Back to VIOLETA DI OUTONO and I have to say that their "Volume 7" record is one of the most meaningful albums I own. It just hits me emotionally for some reason so I was really hoping this would do the same. Thankfully it does at times but not as often.

"Formas-Pensamento" has a sort of dreamy intro with vocals. Organ joins in then drums and bass a minute in. Nice instrumental section after 3 1/2 minutes especially the guitar. So good ! Check out the bass and organ too. The guitar sounds amazing after 6 minutes as well. Vocals are back before 7 minutes. "Montanhas Da Mente" is a top three for me. A crisp beat with guitar and reserved vocals sounds incredible. Organ joins in and my God this is good. The water is rising 2 minutes in. Nice bass and synth work too. A melodic guitar solo after 4 minutes. "Dia Azul" is laid back with vocals. A tasteful guitar solo is trumped by a more passionate one before 4 1/2 minutes as the drums pound. "Ondas Leves" has this drifting yet rich sound with prominant drums and bass as the guitar plays over top. Vocals arrive 3 minutes in as the organ floats. A change before 5 minutes as it kicks in with power. No vocals here.

"Claro Escuro" is a top three. It's uptempo with synths and heaviness as the vocals join in. "Algum Lugar" is my final top three. It sounds like "Stars Die" by PORCUPINE TREE on the verses but not on the chorus. Just love how this sounds though. Cool sounding guitar before 3 1/2 minutes too. "Anos-Luz (Manito's Dream)" is psychedelic with vocals as sounds echo. It picks up and the guitar, organ, bass and drums all sound great 3 minutes in after the vocals have stopped. "Espectro" opens with cymbals, then drums and atmosphere take over in this brief instrumental. "Solsticio" is another excellent vocal track. I like the piano during the instrumental interlude. Psychedelic vocals after 4 minutes. The bonus track is "News From Heaven" which is the first song done with English vocals.

A solid 4 stars for sure. This just hasn't hit me like "Volume 7" but that might change over time. Highly recommended regardless.

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3.78 | 45 ratings

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Volume 7
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ZowieZiggy
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4 stars Some twenty years after their debut album, two musicians are still on board of this amazing Brazilian band. Fabio Golfetti (the brain) on guitars and vocals as well as Claudio Souza on drums have been able to keep the essence of their music throughout all those years (even if the latter was not always present).

The music available on their prior albums was seriously early Floyd influenced and the overall headed towards the late sixties psychedelic movement. Nothing new then, but the band was always faithful to his origin and kept playing this type of music quite well I must say. The only work which was maybe somewhat behind was their prior "Ilhas".

This seventh album opens on a brilliant rock song which features a great guitar break (but this is a trade mark for Violeta). The following "Caravana" is more on the jazzy angle and includes brilliant keys solo. As usual, the soft voice from Fabio conveys such a gentle atmosphere.

The rhythm of "Broken Legs" is quite upbeat and the organ is pretty sustained as well. This hasn't always been the case on prior works but it adds some nice flavour to the cake. It provides a certain heavy prog feel to the whole which is quite different to their earlier recordings. "Em Cada Instante" is another and very good example.

It is also the first time that the band plays longer songs than usual. "Pequenos Seres Errantes" almost clocks at eight minutes and opens on a nice and melodic spacey keyboards intro full of sweetness. It ends up in a wild and tortured psychedelia. This is another very enjoyable track by all means!

The well named "Ponto de Transição" leads to the epic and closing song from this album. "Fronteira" conveys a jazzy atmosphere during the intro, which is again very much keyboards oriented. The pace sets back for a while and leaves the place for a melodic and sweet vocal part. No shouts here: pure melody my prog friends! This song reminds me of the great "Santana" period of "Caravanserai" (except for the guitar of course even if it appears during some parts of "Fronteira").

This album is quite different from their previous ones. It is less psychedelic and more symphonic jazz oriented. There are more keyboards (excellent work from Fernando Cardoso) and much less guitar. It is still their best effort to date IMHHO. Seven out of ten, but upgraded to four stars. Multo bon!

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 Woman On The Mountain by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.12 | 7 ratings

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Woman On The Mountain
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer

3 stars After a very long hiatus (ten years), this Brazilian band came back with a fresh, dynamic album.

Their music is somewhat out of time: psychedelic rock was not really in the mood in late eighties while they released "Em Toda Parte". This one, is more on the pop side ("Outro Lado") even though the band digs hard again in their psyche roots ("Total Silencio" and the title track).

This album is quite long (at least according "Violeta De Outono" standards. This means that, at times, some filler are present (like the instrumental "Lágrimas De Dragão"). It is upbeat and features great drumming, but it is too repetitive and too long.

One of my fave is the very much "Airplane" ("Volunteers" period) "Espelhos Planos". Melodic but rocking: it provides a great retro feel.

After having covered Floyd a couple of times already ("Echoes" and "Interstellar Overdrive"), the band offers their version of "Astronomy Domine": it is presented in a short approach which is more in line with the studio album than the great "Ummagumma" version.

Three stars.

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 Eclipse Ao Vivo by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Live, 1995
2.56 | 3 ratings

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Eclipse Ao Vivo
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This first «live» album from «Violeta» is quite conventional and offers little dynamics. The band is not showing a lot of enthusiasm on "stage". All this is put into brackets because the audience is mostly absent; as the communication between the band and their fans.

Six songs come from their eponymous album, one is cover from Floyd (but the band is used to offer this as it is their model) and another comes from the Fab Four ("Within You, Without You"). Both songs were available on their work "The Early Years".

Actually, the four bonus tracks (all covers) were available on "The Early Years" and these "live" versions don't add anything great to their original cover version. This album is not a great one. It just offers a good overview of two of their early albums. Lots of Floydean references and a definite and persistent "Echo & The Bunnymen" feel.

Average album upgraded to three stars.

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 Em Toda Parte by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Studio Album, 1989
3.00 | 4 ratings

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Em Toda Parte
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars This is the third album from this Brazilian band that I review (out of four), and there are little differences between them. As I have already said, "Violeta?" plays a vintage psyche rock from the sixties with twenty years behind the mood.

The music is at times somewhat naïve and borrows a lot to the early Floyd. But I can hardly say anything bad about their music since it reminds me the early days of my contact with one of the most important prog band ever (Floyd of course).

It is an album which you should listen from start to finish since there are no real highlights: more a bunch of good songs played one after the other ("Em Toda Parte", "Outra Manha"). A couple is less interesting though ("Rinoceronte?", "Ilhas") but no real harm is done to the whole even if the last two songs are rather average.

Each song is on the short edge and delivers some good feeling. It is like a travel back in time and some might say that this is quite regressive but I like it. Not exaggeratedly, but enough to rate this album with three stars.

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 Early Years by VIOLETA DE OUTONO album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1988
2.44 | 4 ratings

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Early Years
Violeta De Outono Psychedelic/Space Rock

Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars A Brazilian psyche band from the eighties playing some songs from the sixties! Did you say original?

Some of these songs being genuine psyche or space rock anthems, I don't think it was really necessary to release an album around these songs. But since "Violeta?" did it, let's review this work.

IMHHO the most interesting track is the re-sculpture of the "Gong "song. A phenomenal beat throughout "Blues For Findlay". It kicks all the way through and is by far the best that one can get here.

Not that the other covers are weak, but an attempt on "Interstellar Overdrive" or the wonderful "Echoes" is quite daring. In this respect, the song from the Beatles or the Stones is more sustained and successful. The short part dedicated to "No Quarter" is a total disaster in terms of vocals. I really don't get the point of this kaleidoscope. A medley between "Echoes" and "No Quarter"! They must have paid quite a bunch of royalties to release such an album!

Depending on your knowledge of the original songs and your attitude towards a reshape of these; I guess that you could rate this work between one and four stars. I just remain critical and I rate this album with two stars.

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