Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.2: 100 daring records from Brazil (1976-1985)

In this passionate, meticulous and captivating musical research, you will find a restless, sometimes utopic, but also genuine panorama. Each album, EP or single, is accompanied by a review in Portuguese and English, and faithful reproduction of the original cover art.

por Lucas Lazarotto     05 out 2018

PRICE: $39.00 USD (BOOK) + $19.00 USD (ROW shipping and handling). TOTAL: $58.00 USD




Here is the second volume of Lindo Sonho Delirante, with information and commentary about 100 daring records from Brazil released between 1976 and 1985. Bento Araujo dug through his record collection, his interview archive and large amount of articles from the musical press of the period in order to immortalize one of the most dramatic, creative and revolutionary eras of Brazilian music.

In this passionate, meticulous and captivating musical research, you will find a restless, sometimes utopic, but also genuine panorama. Each album, EP or single, is accompanied by a review in Portuguese and English, and faithful reproduction of the original cover art.

The author investigates the records and trajectories of both the established acts and those who did not cause much impact at the time, but today are, or can become, sought after by collectors around the world. These are records of different musical genres, which, gathered under the banner of transgression, build a daring and peculiar scene.

In this new volume, the digging begins in 1976, setting out on a journey of 10 years, which concludes in 1985 with the end of the military regime in Brazil.

The second half of the 1970s was a period of deep discoveries and turnarounds in Brazilian music. Among the youth, there was a desire in the air, to be free from the shackles of the dictatorship and able to start all over again.

The cultural heritage from the previous decade still seemed ubiquitous: the hippie dream, the counterculture, Tropicalia, and the modernists’ “anthropophagic” commandments still mattered, but the soundtrack to that scene, psychedelic rock, was transforming into an array of different sounds and attitudes.

MPB found itself immersed in ideological conflicts, while independent artists worked outside of any known categories, opening new paths and turning their backs to the past, the rules of the record industry and the conventions of Anglo-American rock. This healthy dichotomy fomented the music contained in these 100 records.

Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.2: 100 daring records from Brazil (1976-1985) is the follow-up to Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975), released in 2016. Click here to order the first volume!

Book Specifications
ISBN 9788592179212
232 pages
21 x 19.5 cm
600 grams
Fully colored
Cover in 300g/m² coated paper, core in 115g/m² coated paper, PUR binding
Texts in Portuguese and English
Priceless information
100 reviews of albums + 100 reproductions of original cover art + Introduction

Praise for Lindo Sonho Delirante vol.1: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975):

“Penned by the editor of the country’s leading vinyl collectables magazine, this new book shines a light on 100 records that tell the story of Brazilian psych’s tumultuous first eight years. Beyond these little-known stories, perhaps the most important function of the book is as the gateway to the music itself; a listen to almost any of the iridescent singles, EPs and albums covered reveal them to be more than worthy of Araujo’s evangelism.”
Record Collector (five out of five stars review)

“The cover shots of the 100 records chosen to represent this radical strain of self-expression would be worth the price of entrance alone. Add to that the detailed descriptions, the introductory essays and the general care for quality that’s gone into this labour of love and you have an utterly essential purchase. A lavish, jaw-droppingly beautiful book.”
Shindig! (five out of five stars review)

“A lovely project cataloguing the artwork and history behind 100 classic and super rare Brazilian psych records from the country’s recording golden age. Expect to find Tropicalia favourites from Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa and more alongside recently reissued rarities from Lula Cortes, Hareton + Meta and Pedro Santos – all accompanied by bi-lingual Portuguese/English commentaries and 7″-sized full-colour reproductions.”
Vinyl Factory (LSD chosen as one of the 10 best music books of 2017)

“The book proceeds chronologically, with detailed entries on records (in Portuguese and English) describing everything from pop heroes to tropicalia pioneers to wild takes on progressive rock, and the cultural and political climate that produced them.”
Wire

“Printed in both Portuguese and English, this is the perfect gift for the well-travelled psych fan whose knowledge of the Tropicalia movement and beyond starts and stops with Os Mutantes, Brazil’s answer to late-period Beatles. It’s fascinating stuff.”
Classic Rock

“Araujo’s writing is clear and incisive, relating biographical information, historical context, cultural significance, and a brief description of the musical highlights of each record. ‘Brazil is a psychedelic country by nature,’ asserts the author. The 100 records covered in this book bear out that assertion in 100 different ways. An entire world is opened up for you in its pages. Go explore it.”
Ugly Things

Bento Araujo is a journalist, researcher and record collector. He started out playing in bands and working in record stores, until he founded poeira Zine, an independent print publication aimed at record collectors. His articles, essays and interviews have been published in newspapers O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo, and in the magazines Bizz and Rolling Stone, among others. As a lecturer, mediator and curator, he has participated in events in Brazil and abroad. His book Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975), published in Portuguese and English, was sold in more than 40 countries. He was born, raised and still lives in São Paulo, Brazil.

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