Tropicalia -- A Revolutionary Movement Of Sound

Tropicalia -- A Revolutionary Movement Of Sound

A compilation of some of the benchmark tunes of the Tropicalia musical revolution of late 60s Brazil -- 12 indisputably thrilling tunes -- even if the package is a bit bare bones given the reverential treatment the material has deservedly received in other quarters! This set from Universal US features the amazing anthems and adventurous tunes from Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil and more -- and as such it's a fine starter set that should get you digging for much, much more! Titles include "Soy Loco Por Ti America", "Coracao Materno", "Alegria, Alegria" and "Bat Macumba" by Caetano Veloso, "Baby" by Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso, "Divino Maravilhoso" by Gal Costa, "Domingo No Parque" and "Luta Contra A Lata Ou A Falencia Do Cafe" by Gilberto Gil, "The Empty Boat" by Cag Costa & Jards Macale, "Bat Macumba" and "Adeus Mara Fula" by Os Mutantes.

  • Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene -- mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky o... Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene -- mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky one -- and the tunes are a great blend of romping rhythms, electric guitar, and quirky vocals -- all wrapped together in an extremely playful way! The tunes here almost remind us a bit of some of the Japanese soundtrack work we've been stocking from the 60s -- especially in the stark sounds and dramatic use of instrumentation -- and the package here provides some great references for this under-discovered music, by offering up beautiful images from the films, and a wealth of helpful notes! The whole thing's tremendous -- easily one of the best Bollywood sets I've seen -- and titles include "Kati Patang" by RD Burman, "Gumnaam" by Shankar Jakishan, "Kismat" by OP Nayyar, "Loafer" by Laxmikant Pyarelal, "Bluff Master" by Kalyanji Anandji, "Ek Phool Char Kante" by Shankar Jaikishan, and "Hamara Adhikar" by Chitragupta. (Expensive, but an amazing package as well -- very heavy vinyl and cover, with full images throughout, even on the inner sleeves!)

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  • I'm smiling cause I just rediscovered the bold face sound of Undisputed Truth. Now I'm Funked! "Smiling Faces Sometimes..."

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  • Thailand soul, panoramic grooves, funkadelia, and kaleidoscopic pop, need I say more?

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  • Brilliant. Worth it for the cover art alone.

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  • Brilliant funk & soul; you'd swear it was 1960s Detroit. Flawless.

    Tags: music, retro, groove
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  • A great listen for DJ crate-divers and those fans of Brazilian/Tropicalia who want to go past the ubiquitous Jobim hit-list. Cool grooves; cheesy in the best possible way.

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  • The cover image and the title "Daisies -- Original Soundtrack To The Groundbreaking Czech New Wave Classic" brings a smile to my face. I don't own this album and I've only seen it on line, but the description from Dusty Groove see... The cover image and the title "Daisies -- Original Soundtrack To The Groundbreaking Czech New Wave Classic" brings a smile to my face. I don't own this album and I've only seen it on line, but the description from Dusty Groove seems like something I'd like. About this: An amazing soundtrack to an amazing film -- a Czech new wave classic that's supported by sounds as dynamic as the images on the screen! There's a really playful feel to the whole thing -- much more so than other Finders Keepers reissues in recent years -- and the music jumps along in a mix of military moments, folkloric elements, jazzy bits, and some spare, simple melodies -- almost a bit like Nino Rota's best for Fellini, but a lot crazier overall! Instrumentation has some almost Moondog touches at the best points -- repetitive woodwind or piano bits, with some grittier, organic elements at the bottom -- and although much of the music is by the team of Jiri Suchy and Jiri Slitr, there's also other bits that crash into the mix too -- almost with a surprising, abrupt sort of quality. Titles include "Peach Tree Thieves", "Threes A Crowd", "Red Carpet", "Burning Ribbons", "Girlies Girlies", "Roses Red Roses Red", "Cuckoos", "Scissors", and "Beggars Banquet".

  • A dark little soundtrack that we'd pitch right up there with The Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby -- and one with a sound that's somewhere in between those two classics! The work was penned for an obscure early 70s film in the Czech ... A dark little soundtrack that we'd pitch right up there with The Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby -- and one with a sound that's somewhere in between those two classics! The work was penned for an obscure early 70s film in the Czech new wave -- and features music that's sometimes a bit folksy, sometimes a bit spiritualist -- served up in a blend of light orchestrations, occasional choral passages, and eerie isolated instruments that include flute, harpsichord, organ, and bells! There's a darkly brooding quality that really reminds us of Komeda's last great moments for Polanski -- but the overall sound is a bit freer, and more illustrative as well -- little snippets of poetry in sound, created with a feel that's as evocative as the images they were designed to accompany. CD features 23 tracks in all -- titles that include "The Magic Yard", "Talk With Grandmother", "The Letter", "The Sermon", "Sacrifice", "Questions & Answers", "Homeless", "Puppets", "In Flames", "Brother & Sister", "Forgiveness", and "And The Last".

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