Cinema - s/t LP
Label: Discos Nada
Release Date: February 12th, 2021
First time vinyl reissue. 1985 was one of the most important years in Brazil's recent history, when the country was freed from more than 20 years of military dictatorship. The youth took the lead and finally Brazil entered the world show business circuit with Rock In Rio festival. But the real revolution was happening in the underground and this record is a proof of that. One of the people in charge was the musician, composer, poet, writer, scriptwriter and speaker from Rio de Janeiro Ronaldo Tapajós, who was always involved with experimental and avant-garde music. His trajectory begins in the mythical 1968, when, as part of the the duo Rô and Carlinhos, he released an emblematic single containing the song "O Gigante" - perhaps the first Brazilian bad trip recorded on vinyl and a shrewd criticism of the society's "square" habits.
According to Cinema's LP press release: "in the era of visual music, Cinema is sound". In terms of sound, listening to this album feels like diving into an intriguing anguish of trying to understand how the relationship between technology available at that time (1983-1984) and the more organic instruments happened, this duality between synthesizers/effects with percussion, woodwind instruments, piano and clarinet. In other words: how was the coexistence between the synthetic and the acoustic? This paradox seems to seduce collectors, DJs and enthusiasts of Brazilian music from the '80s around the world. This fictional soundtrack has a dark mood, as if a fog of dark and ambient music insisted on staying on top of cheerful patterns of Afro-Brazilian percussion, or conceptual synth pop. The track "Sem Teto" was included in Outro Tempo (Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil 1978-1992). Includes two extra and unreleased tracks found after decades. Remastered from the original tapes. Includes eight-page color booklet full of photos, images, and new testimonials from the four members of the project.