Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho - Paêbirú
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1975 Ratings: #22 / 73
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January 1, 1975 / Release Date
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Shadoks Music / Label
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Before raising his name to a wide recognition in the country's rich music canon, Zé Ramalho still followed his roots and drifted towards a more regional, folksy style. His first full album, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist and composer Lula Côrtes is one of the most intriguing works in the history of brazilian music. The multi-faceted fusions of rock, folk, choro, progressive-rock, jazz and classical music provided a layered visit to the country's endless landscapes and ... read more
If ever in life you have a 60-70's Brazilian Psychedelic music phase, you need this in your collection.

Harpa Dos Ares is my favorite track for sure.
I haven't experienced it, but this is what I imagine an ayahuasca ceremony sounds like. Vomiting, processing, then life-affirming reintegration. The second half of the album very much reminds of me of what King Gizzard specializes in, surely they must own the rare first pressing.
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