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8 May 2017

Lula Côrtes ‎" Rosa De Sangue" 1980 Brazil Psych Rock










Lula Côrtes ‎" Rosa De Sangue" 1980 Brazil Psych Rock
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Re-issue of this monster rarity. Originally custom pressed in 1980, ‘Rosa de Sangue’ is the closing chapter of the amazing Recife psychedelic movement that flourished and centred around the work of Lula Côrtes, beginning in 1973 with the release of Satwa, and the creation of ‘abracadabra’, Lula’s loose art/music/design collective. “I want to close all of this with a golden key”… and a golden key it is.

The sound veers from crazed ethno folk-rock, to magical, gentle, jungle folk psych zones, to hard hitting, coke dusted fuzz rock, to insane mutant disco dance floor groove, to tweaked Americana, to acid vocal raga trance, and way beyond… … at some point while the album was being recorded & pressed Lula signed a major label contact which would produce 1981’s far tamer ‘O Gosto Novo da Vida’ LP..........

Originally custom pressed in 1980, Rosa de Sangue is the closing
chapter of the amazing Recife psychedelic movement that centered on
the work of Lula Côrtes, beginning in 1973 with the release of Satwa.
Along with his power trio backing, he was assisted by many old friends
including, among many others, Alçeu Valença, Flaviola, Zé de Flute,
and Paulo Rafael. The sound veers from crazed ethno folk-rock and
magical jungle-folk psych zones to coke-dusted fuzz rock and insane
mutant disco. While the album was being recorded & pressed, Lula
signed the major label contract that would produce 1981 s far tamer
O Gosto Novo da Vida LP. When his new label got wind of Rosa de
Sangue s imminent release, they were displeased to say the least. As
soon as the pressing was complete, the entire edition was seized and
destroyed, making this album by far Brazil s rarest ... so rare, in fact,
that even among the most hardcore Brazilian collectors the original LP
is often only rumored to exist!............

Re-issue of this monster rarity. Originally custom pressed in 1980, ‘Rosa de Sangue’ is the closing chapter of the amazing Recife psychedelic movement that flourished and centred around the work of Lula Côrtes, beginning in 1973 with the release of Satwa, and the creation of ‘abracadabra’, Lula’s loose art/music/design collective. “I want to close all of this with a golden key”… and a golden key it is.
Entering a small local studio with a head full of songs and his freshly road tested ‘mountains band’, Lula created an album simply overflowing with ideas. Along with his power trio backing, he was further assisted by many old friends dropping in, including, among many others: Alçeu Valença, Flaviola, Zé de Flute & Paulo Rafael.
The sound veers from crazed ethno folk-rock, to magical, gentle, jungle folk psych zones, to hard hitting, coke dusted fuzz rock, to insane mutant disco dance floor groove, to tweaked Americana, to acid vocal raga trance, and way beyond… … at some point while the album was being recorded & pressed Lula signed a major label contact which would produce 1981’s far tamer ‘O Gosto Novo da Vida’ LP.
When his new label got wind of ‘Rosa de Sangue’s eminent release, they were displeased to say the least. As soon as the pressing was complete, the entire small edition was seized and destroyed, making this album by far Brazil’s rarest. So rare, in fact, that even among the most hardcore Brazilian collectors the original LP is often only rumoured to exist, often cited as ‘unreleased’… a few copies did however survive......................

My first task - apologize to Lula Côrtes after assuming my own stupidity (having my earphones halfway plugged in) was an early example of that mixing technique later used to more celebrated effect by Black Sabbath circa 1983 - gabh mo leithscéal, mo chara. For something from 1980 to sound like a Zappa garage recorded demo from 1968 does not do all that much to improve those acoustic twitches I had experienced prior to discovering my blunder, 'Rosa de Sangue' acting as nomenclature to those flowing ruby red passions contained on bitter edged heavy psych, circus-like jingles that stretch the life out of his folk orientated writing an enigma too far that finds some contradictory peace of mind on a brief instrumental title track, something that justifies that Black Sabbath reference, this time 1971 rather than 1983 by divine grace. What an oddity.......by...KildareJohn .......

Lula Côrtes (vocal, tricórdio elétrico, tricórdio acústico, tabla e sintetizador), Wellington (baixo e vocais), Guio (baixo), Lula Henrique (bateria, zabumba, violão e vocais), Elber Bedaque (bateria), Agrício Noya (bongô, surdo, maracas, pandeiro, agogô e apito), Ricardo Uchôa (triângulo, apito, maracas, cincerro, sinos e chocalhos), Bira (percussão), Paulo Rafael (viola de 10 cordas), Jarbas Mariz (viola de 10 e 12 cordas), Don Tronxo (violão, percussão e vocais), Romero (viola de 10 cordas), Pascal (viola de 6 e 10 cordas), Zé Rosas (guitarras e viola de 12 cordas), Bob Gibson (violino), Cátia de França (acordeão), Ratnabali (vocal e harmônio), Zé da Flauta (flauta), Alceu Valença (vocais, reco-reco, agogô e cocos), Cristina Ponci (vocais) e Riva Medeiros (efeitos especiais).

Tracklist
Lua Viva 3:20
Balada da Calma 4:33
Casaco de Pedras 2:11
Nordeste Oriental 2:57
Bahjan - Oração para Shiva 3:06
São Tantas as Trilhas 4:06
Noite Prêta 3:19
Dos Inimigos 3:06
A Pisada é Essa 1:31
Rosa de Sangue 2:50

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