Thursday, May 04, 2006

V/A - Tropicalia(Brazilian "Psychedelic" Music)


The weather is good here
somewhere around 24 celcius i think
so i post some music that fits the weather
(a Os Mutantes compilation might follow later this week)

Tropicalismo, also known as Tropicália, is a Brazilian art movement that arose in the late 1960s and encompassed theatre, poetry and music, among other forms. It is said by some that Tropicalismo is somehow associated to poesia concreta, a genre of brazilian avant garde poetry embodied in the works of Augusto de Campos, Haroldo de Campos and Décio Pignatari, among a few others. [1]

"Tropicalismo" or "Tropicália" is associated almost exclusively with the movement's musical expression, both in Brazil and internationally; a form of Brazilian music that arose in the late 1960s from a melange of bossa nova, rock and roll, Bahia folk music, african music and portuguese fado. Artists commonly associated with the movement, notably Os Mutantes, have experimented with unusual time signatures and other means of heterodox song structures. A lot of Tropicalismo artists were driven by socially aware lyrics and political activism following the coup of 1964, much like its contemporary Brazilian film movement, Cinema Novo (brazilian new wave). The movement only lasted consistently for a few years, and, in part, is responsible for what is now known as MPB, Música Popular Brasileira (Brazilian Popular Music).

Although it attained little commercial success outside of Brazil, Tropicalismo has a growing popularity among indie rock hipsters and music geeks alike [2] [3], and has been cited as an influence by rock musicians such as David Byrne, Beck, Kurt Cobain, Arto Lindsay and Nelly Furtado. In 1998, Beck released Mutations (album), the title of which is a tribute to Tropicalismo pioneers Os Mutantes. Its hit single, "Tropicalia", went as high as #21 on the Billboard Modern Rock singles chart.

(from wikipedia)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

i confronted this anthology with the reissue of tropicalia(soul jazz records):i think that exists another version of "tropicalia" called "tropicalia essential"or something.Anyway it's different from the soul jazz reissue and nearest the"essential".
what do you think about it?

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello it's me again,the one that left you the first comment.(my name is mario)sorry for my english,i intended that the anthology you gave us is different from "tropicalia"and more closer to "tropicalia essential".

9:05 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

i got this release from slsk
its from 2003 and its a brazilian release(if im correct)

i have been googleing alot and could not find many info on it

10:06 AM  

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