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Os Mutantes


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.05 | 126 ratings

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3 stars According to Google Translate, the Portuguese title of this album is equivalent to "Everything Was Done by the Sun" in English.

The opening trio of songs, "Deixe Entrar Um Pouco D'Água No Quintal" ("Let a Little Water Go in the Backyard"), Pitágoras ("Pythagoras"), and Desanuviar ("Unwind," or possibly "Brighten") sounds in places like San Francisco groups Santana and Jefferson Airplane - - especially in the verse and chorus sections. But in other passages I hear Genesis and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Both the psychedelic and symphonic influences recur throughout Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol. Interestingly, some passages make me wonder whether os Mutantes may have influenced bands like Styx and Supertramp, or if there were mutual influences at work.

Later, on "Cidadão Da Terra" ("Earth Citizen," or more likely, "Citizen of the Earth") and "O Contrário Do Nada É Nada" ("The Opposite of Nothing is Nothing"), the band strays more obviously into what today we'd call "classic rock," even sound a bit like Creedence Clearwater Revival on the latter. The eclectic "Eu Só Penso Em Te Ajudar" ("I Only Think About Helping You") also has contemporary rock aspects but moves into progressive territory soon enough.

The sound quality is OK, though below what I'd expect from a remastered recording from 1974. However: I downloaded this from freegal, a platform which doesn't provide much information about its music files. The website says "1974 Som Livre," but since the download includes bonus tracks, it seemed safe to assume that I've been listening to Som Livre 0500-2, a 2006 reissue.

Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol is a good period piece. Apparently it has historical importance as well in the realm of Brazilian rock music. I'd recommend it to 1970s prog enthusiasts interested in the scene outside of Europe and North America.

patrickq | 3/5 |


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