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"Os Mutantes"

Os Mutantes Audio CD
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When the members of the legendary "Tropicalia" band Os Mutantes took the stage before an audience of thousands at the Hollywood bowl a few years back, it seemed one of the greatest secrets in modern music was finally out. The seminal band whose ethereal absurdist pop music had inspired so many prominent musicians since their breakup decades before, were back. This time the world ... Read more in Amazon's Os Mutantes Store

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  • Audio CD (15 May 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00000G8X5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,155 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ave Os Mutantes 25 Feb 2007
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
It takes a connoisseur of psychedelic rock and pop to know of (drumroll please) Os Mutantes. This short-lived Brazilian band made some of the most memorable psychedelic pop of the 1960s -- which is really saying something, given the era that they thrived in. Call it psychetropicalia.

And their self-titled debut is probably the best work they ever did, without a single dud track. "Panis et Circenses" kicks things off with a horn solo, and then with a stretch of swooning acid-pop and some angelic-sounding voices. From there on, we get a fun, perky pop song laced with more horns, keyboards and wacky sound effects.

The stuff that follows is much in the same vein, from the buzzing and swooning keyboard splendor of "Baby," the downtempo warbles of "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour," and other songs full of Brazilian spunk, sonic clutter, sixties guitar solos, piano ripples, and catchy little songs that never get old. Rooted in Brazilian tropicalia, the music has quite a few quirks and twists, but surprisingly it never becomes too weird to alienate listeners.

Os Mutantes was initially formed by Arnaldo and Sergio Baptista, who later added Rita Lee and their brother Claudio. Though the band didn't last very long, they developed a reputation for twiddling with basic Brazilian pop -- while they stayed happy and accessable, they also added in distortion, feedback, non-catchy stretches of noise, and other sound experiments. It sounds fun, doesn't it?

And actually, it is a lot of fun. The trippy bossa nova/psychedelic rock/catchy pop isn't as heavy as it sounds, but instead goes for a light, playful, deeply stoned vibe.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As Wacky as It Comes 22 Jan 2007
By Mr T VINE VOICE
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There's no doubt the Mutants started off as a psychedelic band. They eventually turned to progressive rock (heard that story before somewhere). The thing is they seem to be equally brilliant at whatever they do. Their self-titled debut is no exception; not to be confused with the equally excellent, almost self-titled second album, Mutantes (without the `Os'). The closest comparison for me is Pink Floyd's Piper at the Gates of Dawn, with Rotary Connection's Aladdin bringing up the rear. But comparisons don't do much in this case because the Mutants are so original. With spaced-out yet melodic guitar and organ, crazy sound-effects aplenty and heavenly Brazilian vocals, it's definitely psych, but of a kind never heard before. Check it out...
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5.0 out of 5 stars What are you doing wasting time reading this? 5 Mar 2008
Format:Audio CD
What do you mean, you don't already own this album? Quick, buy it now, pay for the extra quick delivery. Hurray, because there can't be another day in your life that you don't own this incredible record.

Actually, I envy you. You get to hear it for the first time and jump up and down with joy when you realise that music like this really did get made. If you've ever liked late Beatles, early Floyd, Brazilian samba and Californian sunshine pop and wondered what would happen if it were all thrown together...well, here it is.

One of my all time top 10 records. Enjoy, my friends. I'm certain you will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd Probably Give This 7 Stars if I Could 10 Nov 2008
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Os Mutantes were formed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1965, and were the forerunners of the Brazillian culture phenomenon known as Tropicalia. But what is this Tropicalia you speak? Well Tropicalia was a cultural revolution in Brazil in the mid to late sixties which not only affected music, but all areas of the arts, giving pieces a more deeper meaning and giving its creators a reason to push the boundaries for what was possible to out shine dictatorship.

There is no bigger example of the Tropicalia movement then Os Mutantes' debut in 1968, their self titled album is little known outside of Brazil, but I only had the album a couple of hours before I became absolutely smitten by it. It has left me thinking that if this was an English speaking album, this would probably be heralded as a masterpiece by all and sundry.

For starters it is unbelievable how flexible and open-minded Os Mutantes actually were with this debut, the level of experimentation with their songs featured on this album is far superior to anything coming out of England or America at the time, an experimentation that has made the songs something quite remarkable, and this really cannot be said enough.

There are of course your typical carnival side to the sound, which you would expect from a band from Brazil. But not just that, they've decided that fuzz from a guitar is good, and fuzz in any guise is indeed good I think we can all agree.

They've also managed to get the orchestra in on most of their songs, with beautiful string and brass accompaniment throughout, but this is a Tropicalia album, you don't think it just stops there do you?

We really are not just talking about a Sgt Pepper Samba album here.
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