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ARTIST
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Andy Votel Presents Brazilika
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CD

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FARO 128CD FARO 128CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2008 release. The third installment in Far Out Recordings fledgling Brazilika series is a high octane and non-stop Brazilian block party mix from DJ producer and psychedelic rock librarian, Andy Votel. Expertly squeezed, segued and sequenced together, Votel's rapid fire journey ventures into both the fondly remembered Tropicalia period and a period less well known, characterized by obscure acid rock, freak folk and other mutations of Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB). Votel's twisted tale unearths a vast array of weird and wonderful musical stories from the likes of Os Mutantes, Novos Bianos, Sidney Miller, Os Brazoes and Azymuth. All tracks were originally conceived in the same climate that spawned samba rock and Tropicalia, yet pages away from the scrutiny of the political dictatorships of the 1970s and very different to the catalogues held by the European majors. This definitive compilation is comprised of recordings all originally released on Brazil's Som Livre and RGE imprints. Under those distorted guitars, the indelible indigenous South American influences heard in the percussion and vocal arrangements give these recordings an individuality exclusive to Brazil. None more so than the fuzz-ridden, re-workings of classic national favorites exemplified by Moraes Moreira's version of "Se Voce Pensa" previously recorded by both Gal Costa and Roberto Carlos. Also in the mix Os Mutantes in a later incarnation to mark the era when prog rock finally landed in South America. Andy Votel follows previous Brazilka selectors dance music pioneers Kenny Dope and 4 Hero. Manchester based Andy Votel, is a highly respected record collector, known internationally amongst DJ's, record collectors and producers as a champion of obscure psych-folk-prog-hiphop-jazz-trash-kraut-fuzz-tropicalia and funk. Andy Votel's expertise in unearthing and popularizing left-field and long, lost forgotten musical gems is evident from the material released on his Manchester based record label Finders Keepers and has previously worked with the likes of Badly Drawn Boy and as well as released artist albums through XL Recordings. Features: Os Brazoes, Greson Conrad & Zeze Motta, Betinho, Novos Baianos, Tim Maia, Vila Sesamo, Sydney Miller, Moraes Moreira, Os Mutantes, Perry Riberio, Greson Conrad, Azymuth, Trio Soneca, Albullio Manuel.