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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Os Mutantes Sign to ANTI-, Prep New Album

Posted by on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM

First ANTI- signs the Field, now they nab Brazilian psych-prog legends Os Mutantes, proving it to be one of the most unpredictable and diverse labels extant. Mutantes plan to release Haih on Sept. 8, their first collection of new material since 1974's Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol.

Mutantes' Seattle show in 2006 was fantastic, against the odds of typical reunion gigs. It'll be very interesting to see if they can still capture that uniquely charming, exploratory spirit in their music after all these decades. Collabs with fellow Tropicálistas Jorge Ben and Tom Zé raise our expectatoins for this release.

Leader Sergio Dias observed:

Living the conception and birth of this album, as an individual, was the most intense experience, for it was as if time has ceased to exist, and I was bouncing from life to life, decades through decades, revisiting myself as a 16 year old boy playing guitar and feeling so free and, as any teenager, indestructible.

More info here.

The song below is instant, eternal happiness.


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antiuser 1
I wouldn't expect any of the exploratory psychedelia of early Mutantes. Arnaldo was the driving force behind that, and he's no longer in the band. Without Arnaldo and Rita they quickly became a Prog-Rock band in the moulds of Yes and Genesis. A very competent Prog-Rock band, but one that sounded nothing like the early albums. Jorge Ben has long shed the Tropicália and has just been doing his own samba-meets-reggae-meets-rock thing for the past 20 or 30 years. The only one who still has the experimental thing going is Tom Zé.
Posted by antiuser on June 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM · Report this
antiuser 2
Oh God. I just listened to the new single. Stay the fuck away.
Posted by antiuser on June 23, 2009 at 5:14 PM · Report this

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