Album: Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1978-1992

Outro Tempo: Electronic & Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992
Via Juno ★★★★☆

Music From Memory has a reputation for doing the unexpected. It would be fair to say that few would have predicted the Dutch label’s decision to release a collection “electronic and contemporary music from Brazil”. As usual, the Red Light Records affiliated crate-digging crew has done a superb job with Outro Tempo, which was compiled by label affiliate John Gomez. Musically, it’s predictably varied but always beautiful. It mostly focuses on tracks that fuse traditional Brazilian instrumentation, percussion and musical ideas, with elements of electronica, ambient, jazz-fusion and Reich style minimalism. The accompanying liner notes do a great job in putting the collection in context, explaining how the music was often inspired by political changes within Brazil during the 1980s.   

Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1978-1992 is out 20th February via Music From Memory – pre-order from Sounds of the Universe.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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