Bacamarte - Depois do Fim. 1983 Brazil


Bacamarte - Depois do Fim. 1983 Som-Arte

CD reissues: 1995 Rarity; 2009 Som-Livre; 2009 Belle Antique (Japan mini-LP)

Packaging details: I currently own the original CD (having sold the original LP upon obtaining it) on the Rarity label which features a 6 minute bonus track. It doesn't appear the later CD versions have this additional composition. Originals are pretty expensive, and really not worth it given the overall lesser qualities. Stick with the Rarity CD if you can find it!

Notes: Considered by many, including myself, as the best 1980s era progressive rock album for all of South America. The scene was rich in the 1970s, but had pretty much died by the 80s, with a handful of exceptions. Bacamarte definitely sounds like a band from the 70s, and it's been said the album was recorded in 1978. Speedy guitar runs, complex meters, soaring female vocals and melodic passages all define this mature work. Highly recommended. It must be said though, that the band doesn't really sound Brazilian as there's a total absence of indigenous sounds. In this way, Bacamarte are more like the current South American progressive scene as found in both Brazil and Chile.

1 comment:

  1. Yummmmmmmmmm..........!!!!!!!!

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