Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
Label ©  Omplatten
Release Year  1968
Length  36:00
Genre  Tropicalia
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  O-0028
Bitrate  ~165 Kbps
  Other  
  Info   ·Have it On Vinyl
    Track Listing:
      1.  
      Panis Et Circensis  
       3:38  
      2.  
      A Minha Menina  
       4:41  
      3.  
      O Relgio  
       3:29  
      4.  
      Adeus Maria Ful  
       3:06  
      5.  
      Baby  
       3:00  
      6.  
      Senhor F  
       2:33  
      7.  
      Bat Macumba  
       3:09  
      8.  
      Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour  
       3:35  
      9.  
      Trem Fantasma  
       3:15  
      10.  
      Tempo No Tempo (Once Was A Time I Thought)  
       1:47  
      11.  
      Ave Gengis Kahn  
       3:47  
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      Review by John Bush

      The band's debut album, Os Mutantes, is far and away their best -- a wildly inventive trip that assimilates orchestral-pop, whimsical psychedelia, musique concrte, found-sound environments -- and that's just the first song! Elsewhere there are nods to Carnaval, albeit with distinct hippie sensibilities, incorporating fuzz-tone guitars and go-go basslines. Two tracks, "O Relogio" and "Le Premier Bonheur du Jour," work through pastoral French pop, sounding closer to the Swingle Singers than Gilberto Gil. Though not all of the experimentation succeeds -- the languid Brazilian blues of "Baby" is rather cumbersome -- and pop/rock listeners may have a hard time finding the hooks, Os Mutantes' first album is an astonishing listen. It's far more experimental than any of the albums produced by the era's first-rate psychedelic bands of Britain or America.
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