Reissue: Erasmo Carlos – Sonhos E Memórias (1941-1972)

 

Sonhos E Memórias 1941-1972

The third and final Erasmo Carlos reissue from Light In The Attic is his 1972 album Sonhos E Memórias (1941-1972). Head over to the LINA website and grab the 3 album bundle.

Sonhos E Memórias (1941-1972) is truly singular within Brazilian pop fusing rock, soul, jazz and singer-songwriter styles. It’s simultaneously rootsy, funky, modern and nostalgic. The lyrics are highly personal, searching for deeper meaning with lots of flower power imagery and language, while the music is tight, highly rhythmic, melodic and restrained in its delivery and effortless groove. Built around the future fusion trio Azymuth with keyboardist José Roberto Bertrami, drummer Ivan Conti aka “Mamão” and bassist Alex Malheiros, a majority of the album’s tunes make excellent use of this trio’s telepathic tightness, subtle funkiness, and melodic mastery. The album dabbles with a few different styles and rhythms, all telling Erasmo’s musical story be it Bossa Nova, Roots Rock, Hard Rock, ballads, and soulful grooves, but a certain sonic frequency or tempo alongside the autobiographical elements unite this masterwork.    

Sonhos E Memórias (1941-1972) is out now via Light In The Attic  – Also available in a 3 LP bundle which includes: Erasmo Carlos E Os Tremendoes & Carlos, ERASMO 

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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