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3.73 | 9 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Revoada (3:44)
2. Romance da Bela Infanta (1:53)
3. Mourão (1:50)
4. Toada e Desafio (4:26)
5. Ponteio Acutilado (4:32)
6. Repente (4:36)
7. Toré (2:59)
8. Excelência (3:02)
9. Bendito (4:23)
10. Toada e Dobrado de Cavalhada (4:52)
11. Romance de Minervina (1:33)
12. Rasga (4:48)

Total time 42:38

Line-up / Musicians

- Antonio José Madureira / sertaneja guitar, zambumba and drum
- Edilson Eulálio / guitar, ganzá and matraca
- Fernando Torres Barborsa / northeastern marimbau and drum
- Egildo Vieira do Nascimento / flute and cymbal
- Antonio Carlos Nobrega de Almeida / violin and snare drum

Releases information

LP Discos Marcus Pereira MPL 1017 (1974) Brazil
CD Discos Marcus Pereira MPL 10005

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QUINTETO ARMORIAL Do Romance ao Galope Nordestino ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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QUINTETO ARMORIAL Do Romance ao Galope Nordestino reviews

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars 3.5 stars. As impressive as their sound is this just isn't my kind of music. If I was a music teacher at Berkley I'd probably be giving this 5 stars. It's just so impressive the way these five guys play using traditional Brazilian instruments along with flute, guitar and violin. Just a unique sound at times and Chamber Folk might be the best description of whats going on here. But my way of rating is in large part how much I enjoy the album and I'm just not big on Chamber or Folk music, and especially all acoustic music like we have here.

Released in1974 with traditional Brazilian cover art this does impress me at times and there's some "wow" factors as well but there's no bass, drums or electricity. Okay there's a snare drum, a marimbau drum and a zambumba drum but all used like percussion really. The rhythm is created usually by the violin and strummed guitar. I do like the way they layer the music and the way themes are repeated. I did write my usual review describing what I was hearing but there's too many unique sounds with these traditional instruments to know what I'm hearing at times.

So apologies to the Brazilian fans out there but I find that I have a hard time with traditional music from any country out there to be honest. Well worth investigating of course and despite not being into their sound I do like quite a bit of this. These guys can play!

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5 stars Ok. How to introduce this genre and convince that this album is a masterpiece? We have to beggin withthe beginning: In the early seventies, a brazilian writter, Ariano Suassuna ( begun an artistic movement: Movimento Armorial. The proposal was, basi ... (read more)

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