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4.03 | 86 ratings | 10 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sinal da paranóia (5:56)
2. Bicho do mato (3:56)
3. O som nosso de cada dia (5:16)
4. Snegs de Biufrais (2:36)
5. Massavilha (6:05)
6 Direccion de Aquarius (5:24)
7. A outra face (7:54)

Bonus track on 1993 CD release:
8. O Guarani (7:25)

Total Time: 44:25

Line-up / Musicians

- Antônio Seixas "Manito" / Hammond, MiniMoog, clavinet, piano, flute, alto saxophone, violin, backing vocals
- Pedro Baldanza "Pedrão" / bass, acoustic guitar, lead vocals
- Pedrinho Batera / drums, percussion, lead vocals

- Marcinha / backing vocals

Releases information

Artwork: Agamenon

LP Continental - SLP 10146 (1974, Brazil)

CD Progressive Rock Worldwide ‎- PRW 011 (1993, Brazil) With a bonus track recorded in 1993
CD Moshi Moshi Produtora ‎- OK003 (2017, Brazil) Remastered by George Solano Lopes

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SOM NOSSO DE CADA DIA Snegs ratings distribution

(86 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(55%)
Good, but non-essential (15%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (1%)


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Review by Prog-Brazil
4 stars Listening "O Som Nosso de Cada Dia" (something like "Our Everyday Music") you will find Space Rock, Folk Progressive and Symphonic Progressive. All songs are sung in portuguese, except the instrumental "O Guarani". Sorry guys, I didn't like it too much. Other people can enjoy, but I don't. However, synthesizer, saxophone, vocals are great and accompany this album all the time. I give it three stars because the great "O Guarani", from Carlos Gomes's Opera. This song rescues this album! You have to listen that one.
Review by hdfisch
4 stars This is one of my favorite brazilian prog album. The music presented here is actually a kind of mixture of Italian symphonic prog and (south)-american jazz with some influences by English space rock. Very original in fact and it's almost impossible to give a direct reference. Manito's keyboard play is quite reminiscent of Keith Emerson, especially on "Massavilha" which is a real highlight of the album. But overall their music does not sound like ELP with portuguese vocals at all. A song like "Direccion de Aquarius" could be found as well on an album of any italian prog band. "A outra face" starts with a bit more heavy and aggressive sound with great organ play and drums then becoming bluesy, jazzy in the middle part, the type of vocals remind me a bit to early CHICAGO in fact. It finishes in a very jazzy vein with great sax playing. The CD bonus track is not really essential I've to say.It's starting in a very spacey vein reminding a bit of early HAWKWIND or some KRAUTROCK, but then changing to a quite ordinary keyboard playing like in a dancehall with some Kongas in between, there are even bits of Rock'n'Roll. Rather strange mixed medley this track. As a summary "Snegs" is an excellent recommendation for any prog collection. Just forget about the bonus track. Absolutely worth 4 stars!
Review by CCVP
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.

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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. Fortunately 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 instrumentalist Manito (from 60´s legendary beat band Os Incríveis) is the main figure here, playing not only 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 Spanish, 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 example 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 prowess 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.

Review by Atavachron
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars As talented as this three-piece was and with as many good moments as there are on this first one, SNdCD kinda just sat there; at least compared to what else was happening in popular music during the early '70s. In rock as much as with any creative medium, maybe more so, at some point you have to grab people by the throat. Hopefully sooner rather than later.

In all seriousness there are quite a few killer bits here and maybe these old ears have just heard way too much vintage stuff to make an objective judgement on the Brazilian trio. But it is rock; you gotta give us something that's .. well .. spectacular. There was just too much else going on in music not to. The croons of Pedrão support slow but well-chorused 'Sinal da Paranoia' which has a neat synth wormhole ribboned through the center and features Manito's drunken fiddle, but 'Bicho do Mato' is a blues-rock shuffle that doesn't quite work unless you're playing Jabba the Hutt's palace. The very nicely counterpointed namesake cut is a keeper, has excellent chord progressions and fine keyboard leads, and six-minute 'Massavilha' steals the thunder with its Emersonian leanings. Spaced-out 'Direccion de Aquarius' is what may be a bad Beatles impression circa Abbey Road, hard to say, but luckily 'A Outra Face' saves us from taking a nice nap and is a mostly well-conceived funk/rock fusion bit with big funereal 'O Guarani' to finish.

A take-it-or-leave-it record, and with the incredible other music that was being issued in their time, this debut simply didn't rise to the challenge. Neither very good nor very bad, most assuredly.

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars Formed in São Paulo in 1970, Som Nosso de Cada Dia were a trio that performed an adventurous kind of heavy rock music drenched in all manner of keyboards, that frequently diverted into extravagant extended instrumental soloing and more overtly `proggy' touches. Performed in Portuguese (although little moments here and there slip into English) with often coarse lead vocals and lulling group harmonies, their debut `Snegs' from 1974 is a underrated minor gem that mixes hard rock with symphonic, blues, folk and space music, and in parts reminds of everything from Casa das Maquinas, Rick Wakeman, Atomic Rooster and even German bands like Birth Control and Eloy.

The group cover a lot of ground alone in six minutes of opener `Sinal da paranóia'. It's a plodding rocker powered by churning Hammond organ, jangling acoustic guitars and spirited group vocals with moments of sweeter falsetto in the lead, before the piece not only drifts into a spacey interlude but straight into a frantic searing violin thrash over chugging upfront bass, wild rattling drumming and plentiful synth wig-outs! `Bicho do mato' is an infectious Birth Control-like Hammond organ dominated gutsier pop-rocker that bounces along with a boisterous vocal and a foot-tapping momentum with an early Eloy-like spacey finale, and `O som nosso de cada dia' is unpredictable and darts in several directions at once, offering everything from delirious keyboard bombast, softer dreamier passages and treated wafting sax in the final minutes.

The lovely and deeply dreamy `Snegs de Biufrais' opens the second side with chiming guitars, soft flute and soothing group vocals, but `Massavilha' dials the prog up to eleven with a extended intro of bubbling Moog explosions and cascading synth spirals along the lines of Rick Wakeman's first solo disc `The Six Wives of Henry VIII' before it settles into a more romantic tune with soothing harmonies. The melancholic and mysterious `Direccion de Aquarius' swaps the energetic instrumental moments for ambitious multi-part harmonies and murky ringing electric guitars that retain a darker grit and unease overall, and closer `A outra face' fuses lengthy bouts of mellow Hammond-flecked jazzy sauntering ala Atomic Rooster, drifting mellow bluesy reflective guitar soloing and Raw Material-like billowing sax.

So the vocals can be a little unlovable in a few spots, and in some parts the playing is more exciting and memorable than the actual tunes, but `Snegs' has a melodic toughness without being obviously radio-aimed, and is overloaded with endless spacey keyboard colour, making it an attractive yet overlooked little obscurity with so much going for it from a cool band. Definitely one for those prog fans looking to fill their collection with rarer and underappreciated efforts that often slip through the cracks, and the recent Moshi Moshi Produtora reissue from this year means the album has never sounded better!

Three and a half stars rounded up.

Latest members reviews

4 stars "Som Nosso de Cada Dia" is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian progressive rock bands and this record shows why, the first thing that they might resemble is ELP, especially due to their formation being made of a drummer, a keyboarder, and a guitarist/bassist. But as people pointed out, there are ... (read more)

Report this review (#2696904) | Posted by koresea | Friday, March 4, 2022 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is one of the best sounding progressive rock from Brazil, in my humble opinion. Most of the bands from that period, for me, seems to be heavily influenced by ELP and Yes, but SNEGS went into another path that resembles more what i like to hear. Sinal da paran'ia (Paranoia Sign) has an awes ... (read more)

Report this review (#2116576) | Posted by spleenandcigars | Wednesday, January 9, 2019 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Great cohesive and ecletic sound from Som Nosso de Cada Dia. The band take their name, apparently, from the Secos & Molhados song "O Patrão Nosso de cada dia" (Our Daily Boss, or something like that). Snegs mark another album on a great year for progressive music in Brazil. Their sound is more ti ... (read more)

Report this review (#1442735) | Posted by GKR | Monday, July 20, 2015 | Review Permanlink

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 ... (read more)

Report this review (#43043) | Posted by | Tuesday, August 16, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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