Friday 14 February 2020
Os Mutantes - Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol (1974)
The seventh album from this band from Brazil.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, sitar, minimoog, organ, piano, wind, percussion and vocals.
The band lost Rita Lee, their main vocalist and musician after their sixth album. This album is therefore a new start, # 2 of Os Mutantes.
The band could have continued or even gone deeper down the tropico genre. A genre their first six albums were full of in addition to some avant-garde progressive rock.
But the band chose another road. A road a bit more traveled around the world.
There is still a lot of tropico and some avant-garde pop in their music. But the main genre is progressive rock.
Yes, that is the band Yes, is a surprisingly big reference on this album. That in a Latin-American and Os Mutantes coloured setup. There is also some of their previous folk rock here.
There is lot of minimoog and organs here. That in addition to some very good vocals. Rita Lee is suddenly not that missed after all (she was by now on a remarkable successful solo career).
There are some really complex symphonic prog here too and this album really soars high up in the sky at times.
It is by most means a remarkable album and a very good one too. I think I will put this album aside for the next years and lend more of my time to this album.