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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Gal Costa “Gal” 1969 Brazil Psych Funk Rock,Experimental Tropicalia


Gal Costa “Gal” 1969 Brazil Psych Funk Rock,Experimental  Tropicalia..one of the best Brazilian album..recommended...
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This rare and sought-after album features the brilliant Middle-Eastern influenced track 'Tuareg'! This is a landmark piece of Brazilian psychedelic rock experimentalism and is awash with Hendrix-style fuzz guitars, funky drumming, unusual orchestrations and weird sound effects! This is easily the most tripped-out of Gal Costa's albums and represents a high point of the Tropicalia movement - indeed, this album features contributions from Rogerio DuPrat, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Ben, and Giberto Gil, and is awash with the political power and cultural experimentalism that marked Tropicalia's brief flowering. Very highly recommended!......~. 


This Brazilian classic finally gets a proper US release one of the greatest psychedelic albums of the late 60s, and a key part of the Tropicalia movement as well! The record is easily the most tripped-out album ever from Gal Costa far more sinister than Gal's debut of a few months before. The session was still recorded with full arrangements by the legendary Rogerio Duprat (who'd worked previously with Costa, Os Mutantes, and others), but it also features a lot heavier guitar and a blazingly psychedelic feel overall. Gal's usually-sweet vocals take on a much sharper edge and the album's awash in the political power and cultural experimentation that characterized the best years of Tropicalia. Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance, and also contribute some songs to the set as do Jorge Ben, Jards Macale, and Roberto & Erasmo Carlos. First time on CD in the US and newly remastered, with liner notes from Chris Dunn, author of Brutality Garden: Tropicalia & The Emergence Of A Brazilian Counterculture. Features the famous tracks 'Tuareg', 'Cinema Olympia', and 'Meu Nome E Gal'.......~


As previously mentioned by another reviewer, this is not the place to start with the great Gal Costa. Her album Não Identificado would be the place for that. That was the first album by her that I heard and it's immediately beautiful. But after you fall in love with that one, which you will, give this one a try. I bought this album months ago. The first few times I listened I was a bit perplexed. However I persevered due to my love for the artist and MBP and all I can say is WOW! It all starts falling into place eventually, brilliantly. Now I'm convinced it's one of the great rock/psychedelic/blues classics of all time. Some of the production choices can sound a bit dated at times to modern ears, but it still packs a huge wallop. Definitely one of the greatest Gal Costa albums ever, and that's saying something..........ByT. McAuley....... ~


The second solo album by Brazilian superstar Gal Costa, this is one of the purest. loudest expressions of the late-1960s "tropicalia" scene, with clanging electric guitars, and crazed vocals that were unlike much of Costa's later, croonier career. Fabled avant-classical composer-arranger Rogerio Duprat adds his eclectic touch, and Gal gets wild like she seldom did in later years. Anyone wanting to check out how psychedelic music entered into Brazilian rock and pop will definitely want to check this one out. (DJ Joe Sixpack, Slipcue Brazilian Music Guide)......ByDJ Joe Sixpack......~. 


After Caetano Veloso broke out with his solo debut, the self-titled 1968 release recognized as the building block for the now infamous Brazilian Tropicalia movement, his friends and musical peers released similar albums, always upping the ante in terms of outrageousness and inventiveness. This release, the second of two self-titled albums released by Gal Costa in 1969, set the high watermark in terms of overall insanity and complete experimental freedom for the entire lot; not Veloso nor Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, or even the rambunctious Os Mutantes stepped this far out into psychedelia, and even though Costa had hinted at the noisier aspects she was interested in exploring with her previous release, this album must have shocked listeners when it arrived on the shelves. In fact, 35 years of MPB -- or music from anywhere else in the world for that matter -- hasn't heard another sonic assault quite like this. Costa is a ball of contradictions here: overtly wild but in control; sweet and accessible, yet brash; and, at times, almost violent as she screams and moans her way through the album while spindly, whiny guitars mix with soulful bass grooves, bombastic drums, exotic horns, woodwinds, and strings. The sonic textures are taken completely over the top with judicious use of delays, reverbs, and various production techniques new and exciting at the time. When taken all together, the listener may not at first notice the high quality of the songwriting for the unreal, emotional freak-outs laced throughout the performances. Costa's crazy improvisations over Caetano Veloso's tune "The Empty Boat" serve as evidence of this delightful impulsiveness when placed side by side with Veloso's own rather forward-thinking recording of the song, which sounds positively conservative by comparison. All in all, Gal Costa is an indescribable, unpredictable, ambitious, and fun record preserving a slice of time when Brazil was at its most controversial state musically and politically and is a must-have for any psychedelic collection..........by Gregory McIntosh .......~ 


The most experimental and psychedelic record of Gal's early career, attuned to the tropicalist movement, where irreverence and improvisation are used to the extreme, while Brazilian music was dominated by the aesthetics of bossa nova. Highlight for the participation of guitarist Lanny Gordin.......~ 


This Brazilian classic finally gets a proper US release one of the greatest psychedelic albums of the late 60s, and a key part of the Tropicalia movement as well! The record is easily the most tripped-out album ever from Gal Costa far more sinister than Gal's debut of a few months before. The session was still recorded with full arrangements by the legendary Rogerio Duprat (who'd worked previously with Costa, Os Mutantes, and others), but it also features a lot heavier guitar and a blazingly psychedelic feel overall. Gal's usually-sweet vocals take on a much sharper edge and the album's awash in the political power and cultural experimentation that characterized the best years of Tropicalia. Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil make a guest appearance, and also contribute some songs to the set as do Jorge Ben, Jards Macale, and Roberto & Erasmo Carlos. First time on CD in the US and newly remastered, with liner notes from Chris Dunn, author of Brutality Garden: Tropicalia & The Emergence Of A Brazilian Counterculture. Features the famous tracks 'Tuareg', 'Cinema Olympia', and 'Meu Nome E Gal'. ...~


This is an insane album that is more experimental than the Beatles’ psychedelic work while each song still retains a catchy pop flavor. This self-titled album was Gal Costa’s second effort and is commonly referred to as Cinema Olympia or 1969. 

“Cinema Olympia” is also the first song on this album and it’s a catchy rocker that opens the program up with heavily distorted guitars reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix. In fact, many of the songs off 69 have blazing fuzz guitars that bludgeon and assault the listener’s ears. Only “Pas Tropical” has that typical folk bossa nova sound that is so often associated with the Tropicalia movement. And even this track is really good and is somewhat of a Tropicalia standard, notable for its pretty vocals and mellow atmosphere. The second song on side A, “Taureg,” is an outstanding track with eastern tones, exotic instruments and heavy vocal echo. 

Each song on this album is completely unpredictable, always trying a new vocal style or production trick. Costa expands on the studio freedoms granted to fellow Brazilian music pioneers Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Milton Nascrimento. None of the above artists ever made anything this far out though, just listen to the cat screams that end “Meu Nome E Gal” or the funky, sexually charged psychedelia of “Empty Boat” (the one song on the album with English lyrics). 

The Velvet Underground’s first album gave us an experimental work that was stoic and full of wisdom but Gal Costa’s 69 is junky, trashy, and sleazy but still somehow full of depth and meaning. Costa’s vocals are wonderfully out of synch with conventional pop and this disc is more whacked out than the U.S. and U.K.’s best groups. The five albums that succeed this lp are also very good and worth investigation. Gal Costa/1969 frequently goes in and out of print but readers are urged to search for a copy on ebay....Rising Storm review...~ 







Credits 

Bass – Rodolpho Grani Júnior 
Bass, Guitar – Alexander Gordin 
Drums – Diogenes Burani Filho, Dudu Portes 
Guitar [Violão] – Jards Macalé 
Vocals – Gal Costa 

Tracklist 
A1 Cinema Olympia 3:08 
A2 Tuareg 3:24 
A3 Cultura E Civilização 4:19 
A4 País Tropical 3:48 
A5 Meu Nome É Gal 3:25 
B1 Com Medro, Com Pedro 3:04 
B2 The Empty Boat 4:06 
B3 Objeto Sim, Objeto Não 5:08 
B4 Pulsars E Quasars 5:00 



Discography 

Studio albums 
1965: Maria da Graça (EP) 
1967: Domingo (with Caetano Veloso) 
1969: Gal Costa 
1969: Gal 
1970: Legal 
1973: Índia 
1974: Cantar 
1975: Gal Canta Caymmi 
1977: Caras e Bocas 
1978: Água Viva 
1979: Gal Tropical 
1980: Aquarela do Brasil 
1981: Fantasia 
1982: Minha Voz 
1983: Baby Gal 
1983: Trilha Sonora do Filme 'Gabriela'
1984: Profana 
1985: Bem Bom 
1987: Lua de Mel Como o Diabo Gosta 
1990: Plural 
1992: Gal 
1994: O Sorriso do Gato de Alice 
1995: Mina D'Água do Meu Canto 
1998: Aquele Frevo Axé 
2001: Gal de Tantos Amores 
2002: Gal Bossa Tropical 
2004: Todas as Coisas e Eu 
2005: Hoje [2] 
2011: Recanto 
2015: "Estratosférica"

Live albums 
1971: -Fa-Tal- Gal a Todo Vapor 
1976: Doces Bárbaros (with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Maria Bethânia) 
1986: Jazzvisions: Rio Revisited (with Antonio Carlos Jobim) 
1997: Acústico MTV 
1999: Gal Costa Canta Tom Jobim Ao Vivo 
2006: Gal Costa Live at the Blue Note 
2006: Gal Costa Ao Vivo 
2013: Recanto Ao Vivo 

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