Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975)

A celebration of the inventive and mind-expanding music produced in Brazil. The book aims to show the world that Brazil also had many intriguing psychedelic rock artists and records.

por Bento Araujo     29 set 2016

Lindo Sonho Delirante (B)

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



 

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Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) is fully illustrated with cover art reproductions of all the 100 records presented. Each album and single entry is accompanied by a review in Portuguese and English, meticulous reproduction of the original sleeve artwork, a headline containing the group/artist name, album/single title, it’s respective record label, release date and original pressing serial number.

Considering the manifesto-album Tropicalia ou Panis et Circencis as a sort of ground zero of Brazilian psychedelic music, our digging begins in 1968. From Tropicalia ou Panis et Circencis we set off on a journey of eight years, ending at what is maybe the rarest and most mythological Brazilian psychedelic album of all, 1975’s Paêbirú: Caminho da Montanha do Sol, by Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho.

From pioneers such as Arnaldo Baptista, Rogério Duprat, Tom Zé, Fábio and Ronnie Von, to pop stars like Rita Lee, Milton Nascimento, Secos & Molhados and Novos Baianos. From giants like Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Jorge Ben and Os Mutantes to unsung heroes and heroines like Damião Experiença, Lula Côrtes, Sidney Miller, Suely e Os Kantikus, Marconi Notaro, Guilherme Lamounier, Walter Franco and Loyce e Os Gnomos. From the wild rock of A Bolha, Equipe Mercado, Ave Sangria, Casa das Máquinas, Spectrum and Paulo Bagunça e a Tropa Maldita, to the sophistication of Marcos Valle, João Donato, Egberto Gismonti, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Pedro Santos and Arthur Verocai. All of them are gathered in Lindo Sonho Delirante. The superstars, the mavericks and the forgotten.

In addition to the one hundred (100) reviews, the book also contains an introduction in which the author analyzes how these musicians mixed the Anglo-Saxon pop music of the 1960s with their own Brazilian roots, taking cues from the Anthropophagics of 1922’s Modern Art Week, as well as local cultural icons such as Chacrinha and Grande Otelo.

The depth of the research and the artistic beauty of the album covers should attract both longtime collectors and those who are now entering the world of record collecting.

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

Praise for Lindo Sonho Delirante: 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

“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!

“Author Bento Araujo – a journalist, researcher and record collector – spent over a year listening and reviewing the albums and singles that he believes forever changed music in Brazil and beyond.”
Vinyl Factory

“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

“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

About the author

Bento Araujo

Bento Araujo is a journalist, researcher and record collector. He started out playing in bands and working in record stores. In 2003, he created poeira Zine, an independent publication that introduced a considerable amount of information on artists from around the world who had never captured the attention of mainstream media. After 13 years of intense activity and 69 issues published, poeira Zine’s impact paved the way for a weekly podcast: poeiraCast. The author has also had his articles, essays and interviews published in the two biggest Brazilian newspapers, O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo, as well as in music magazines such as Bizz, Rolling Stone, Rock Brigade and Roadie Crew. As a presenter, he worked with Gastão Moreira and Edgard Piccoli on the Heavy Lero show. As a lecturer, mediator and curator he takes part in many musical events throughout Brazil and South America. As a reporter, he has covered festivals, shows and musical events in the U.S., Europe, and several Latin American countries.

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