The Blog That Celebrates Itself continues to release the finest covers compilations in a shoegaze style. This time, the band getting the royal treatment is R.E.M., who haven’t sounded this good since about 1990.
Arthur Carneiro is ElPeche, a Brazilian-born, London-based DJ who managed to absorb the best of Brazilian music and let it flow through the filter of electronica. On this EP single, he collaborates Artéria FM for a series of remixes.
Deep grooves, and pleasant listening courtesy of Tropical Twista Records.
Thanks to Anton Spice of The Vinyl Factory for hipping us to one of the rarest Afro-Psych albums to ever come out of Brazil, this gem by Tribo Massáhi.
You can pick this up at Rush Hour Records in the Netherlands for a reasonable price, if you’re so inclined.
The Blog That Celebrates Itself (TBTCI) has become one of my go-to labels for great covers of indie and post-punk music done in a style not unlike shoegaze music. This one is a gem because the theme is girl groups, and each of these Brazilian unknowns does a stand-up job reworking the originals into something quite modern-sounding,
Folque were a Norwegian folk-prog band who were active in the early 1970s. According to some comments I’ve read recently, though they didn’t make much of a dent in the American market, they were quite popular in Brazil, of all places.
There are so many incredible Brazilian artists, but for some reason Jorge Ben (Jor) is among my favorites. It’s his voice and the gentle samba rhythm that sets him a notch above many others.