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Lindo Sonho Delirante vol. 3: 100 fearless records from Brazil

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 Bento Araujo     23 nov 2020

PRICE: $39.00 USD (BOOK) + $10.00 USD (ROW shipping and handling). TOTAL: $49.00 USD

Pre-orders begin shipping week of December 21.





The new book

Brazil, 1985. The end of the military regime, Rock in Rio put Brazil on the global map of pop music, Tancredo Neves was elected president, Ayrton Senna won his first F1 Grand Prix, and Bizz magazine was released. While Brazilian rock music gained unprecedented notoriety in the country, musical revolutions didn’t stop happening in the underground. It is here that the third volume of Lindo Sonho Delirante begins.

From the second half of the 1980s onwards, after a period of political liberalization and cultural submission to the First World, Brazilian music started being rediscovered and revalorized by the youth. Preconceived notions started crumbling. Musicians went back to experimenting, mixing influences from abroad with our Brazilian roots. Anthropophagic revolutions started happening again. There was a recapture, a revaluation of forgotten records by Brazilian artists. Musicians, DJs, producers and collectors from around the world started exploring Brazilian music beyond bossa nova.

The goal of Lindo Sonho Delirante vol. 3: 100 fearless records from Brazil (1986-2000) is to show that Brazil produced transgressive musical works, many of which, unfortunately, continue to be neglected by a large audience. The digging of the works contained in this third volume begins in 1986. We set out on a journey that ends in the year 2000.

More than 60 interviews were made for this project so this new book bring many exclusive reports, accounts and recollections from Akira S, Alex Antunes, Andrea Daltro, Edson Natale, Fabio Golfetti, Frank Jorge, Jarbas Mariz, João Parahyba, John Ulhoa, José Augusto Lemos, Kassin, Marcos Suzano, Maria Rita Stumpf, Maurício Pereira, Miguel Barella, Paulo Barnabé, Pena Schmidt, Pedro Sá, Priscila Ermell, R.H. Jackson, Sandra Coutinho, Tetê Espíndola, Thomas Pappon, and Vitor Ramil, among others.

Book Specifications
ISBN 9786500106930
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

Each one of the 100 records reviewed in the book appears as above

What is the Lindo Sonho Delirante project?

Lindo Sonho Delirante is a series of books that tell, through reviews of records, the trajectory of the fearless, cutting-edge, experimental and psychedelic music produced in Brazil. The goal of the series is to present an alternative history of Brazilian music and share records beyond the obvious, getting away from the interest of the industry and the algorithms of the digital platforms.

For a long time, what was heard and studied about Brazilian music around the world was the bossa nova and the big names of MPB. From the ‘90s onwards, there was a surge in interest on other scenes, such as Tropicália, Manguebeat, Vanguarda Paulistana, and the psychedelia from Pernambuco, among many others. The main goal of the Lindo Sonho Delirante project is to present these several musical facets of Brazil to the world, since the books are published in Portuguese and English.

The two previous volumes

In 2016, we released, together, the first volume of the series: Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975). In 2018, it was time for the second volume, Lindo Sonho Delirante vol. 2: 100 daring records from Brazil (1976-1985). The results were incredible and these campaigns turned into some of the biggest crowdfundings for musical books in Brazil. More than 1,000 people believed in the project and helped realize the dream of showing the richness of our music to the world. With support from each one of you and the people who purchased the books after the campaigns, we were able to carry on with the project. Today there are more than 5,000 books spread over more than 40 countries. Lindo Sonho Delirante is more than a book series. It is a project that involves lectures, workshops, concerts, trips around the world, record reissues and discussion panels about a very important facet of Brazilian music that is unfortunately not properly celebrated. The project has already promoted book launching events and lectures in England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States. In Brazil, events and lectures have taken place in Fortaleza, João Pessoa, Curitiba, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Recife.

About the author

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. In 2016 he released his first book, Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 psychedelic records from Brazil (1968-1975) , published in Portuguese and English, and sold in more than 40 countries.

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.