Friday 29 September 2017
Som Imaginário - Som Imaginário (1970)
The debut album from this Brazilian band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of organ, flute, percussion, bass, guitars, piano, drums and vocals. Vocals are both in Portoguese and in English.
The famous artist Milton Nascimento does vocals on one song. It is my understanding that this band was his backing band for a while.
Som Imaginaro (imaginary music in English) released three albums before they split up. I got all of them and reviews will follow this fall/you will find reviews of their two other albums somewhere else in this blog.
It is great fun to discover new music and sounds. So I decided to give this influential band my attention.
Their music is clearly psychidelic and a bit avant-garde. They are also clearly influenced by The Beatles. There is also some bossa nova and local folk in their music.
The music here has it's roots in the 1960s too. It is a bit of a strange and rhythmic music we get on this half an hour long album.
It is an OK debut album. It is not a good album though. It is decent enough and would warrant some investigations if psychedelia is your thing.