Lindo Sonho Delirante: The Crowdfunding Campaign

The book aims to show the world that Brazil also had many intriguing psychedelic rock artists and records

por Bento Araujo     07 jul 2016

The Project

Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) is 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. Brazilian psychedelic music has recently been rediscovered but many people still do not know about its origins. Never, anywhere in the world, has any publisher or publishing company been interested in releasing a book about the Brazilian psychedelic scene, so this is our chance to do so and in a totally independent manner. Let’s get together not only to keep the Brazilian psychedelic music history alive, but also to finally show it to the world, since our aim is to publish this book in Portuguese and English.

To prepare the book I spent over a year listening, analyzing, compiling, contextualizing and reviewing those which I consider the ultimate one hundred (100) psychedelic albums and singles that forever changed the music made in Brazil and South America. During this period I also researched old books, newspapers and magazines to dig up stories, trivia and information about one of the most amazing and inspired, but still absurdly neglected, eras of Brazilian music.

The analysis and interpretation of the symbolism of this tropical psychedelia creates a unique iconographic volume that works as a gift to the memory of our music and of those Brazilian artists who expanded their minds in the name of art, in an era of bloody military repression and extreme social havoc. My goal is that the book becomes a reference not only for researchers and record collectors but also that it can fill a number of information gaps about the careers of bands and artists during a time plagued by the silence caused by the government’s censorship, not to mention the imprisonments and forced exiles.

All these bands and artists have been brought together in Lindo Sonho Delirante, the Brazilian music giants that at some point flirted with psychedelic rock, and also the lost and forgotten ones, many of them having their first chance of being properly introduced to the world.

The crowdfunding campaign is already in progress at

Want to know a little more?

Lindo Sonho Delirante 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 Daminhão 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 Grade 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

228 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

1.000 books will be printed if we reach our pledge goal

The crowdfunding campaign is already in progress at

The author can be reached at
His Facebook page is

Lindo Sonho Delirante (B)

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