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This Week Free Lab Radio - Epic Vinyl From Brazil, Native Indian

Passive Aggressive is a blog, fanzine and free music archive based in Copenhagen. Read the article and full track list/ vinyl liner notes below.

ABOUT THE MIX.
This mix is a 100% vinyl 25-track blend of native Indian music, experimental 1970’s sound, capoeira songs and Afro-Brazilian ritual music and chanting.

The intention with this mix is to enhance the experience of the beautiful and simplistic Indian tribal music by placing it together with contemporary music and (semi) religious Afro-Brazilian styles. The process of the Epic Vinyls From Brazil mixes are a long selection.

It often happens that I discover new tracks or albums I want to buy during the research and mix selection process. Depending on price and availability I might buy these records, but they never make it to the mix, they are used as fuel and inspiration for the coming EVFB projects - thus ensuring an ongoing project that never ends.

The process of filing through hundreds of records. Along the way comes ideas for mix tapes - often inspired by two or three songs. The dogma rules are only vinyl owned by EVFB, only Brazilian composed music - or music recorded by Brazilian artists. The mix must be under 1 hour. Effects and scratches are allowed during the recording process.

Featured artists: Tom Zé, Hermeto Pascoal, Airto Moreira, Djalma Corrêa, Paulo Diniz, Wando, Milton Nascimento, Dorival Caymmi, Camafeu de Oxossi, Elza Soares.

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When you live in Brazil as a foreigner, you come to a certain point where you have to ask yourself what happened to the native Indians? And where are they?” And as a DJ/researcher you wonder if there exists an influence on the Brazilian music. My first meeting with native Brazilians was in a hectic environment in the eviction-targeted old Indian Museum next to Maracanã Stadium in Rio and then on a Sunday street market in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s southernmost state capital where I bought jewellery and figurines off a small group that hardly spoke Portuguese.

And then suddenly, a day in november 2014 at a street vendor’s stall in Recife, Pernambuco, appeared before my eyes an album entitled Xingú. Now Xingú is one of the most known tribes/areas in Brazil for those who take interest in the native population, due to the Xingú river and the feature movie of the same name. but I’ve never seen that album before and had to get it. I’d never seen an album dedicated to native Brazilian culture. Only some minor bits and pieces on the bird recordings from the Amazon that I collect. Unfortunately, the street vendor saw the spark in my eyes and pushed me to pay far more than I would ever pay in a street stall. I still don’t regret it now. The Xingú album has some amazing and dreamlike chants and vocal pieces - and was even published on the Philips label. Another album - Kapoor - was found deep in the crates in Botafogo and luckily I was given a huge discount on that one, because these two pieces of rare music culture form a uniting force on this mixtape. It's the glue that keeps the mix together.

On the ABOM-2 mix, I’ve squeezed 25 tracks in on less than an hour. It’s a deep mix. Unlike ABOM-1 it is not destined for bouncing the head or dancing. It is a journey into the depths and sources of Brazilian native music - uniting the three cultures that Brazilians has been taught to make up their identity: Indian, portuguese and african. At the request of the Passive/Aggressive blog, it is also an introductory mix to get aquainted with some off-the-grid names in Brazilian music.

“Every Brazilian, even the light skinned fair haired one carries about him on his soul, when not on soul and body alike, the shadow or at least the birthmark of the aborigine or the negro, in our affections, our excessive mimicry, our Catholicism which so delights the senses, our music, our gait, our speech, our cradlesongs, in everything that is a sincere expression of our lives, we almost all of us bear the mark of that influence.” Gilberto Freyre- Anthropologist - from his epos on Brazilian culture “The Masters and the Slaves”, 1933.

The late 60’s and 70’s spurred massive creativity with sound and rhythm in Brazil, often drawing on regional and historical sound sources and inspiration, hence the tracks in this mix by master musicians Hermeto Pascoal, Tom Zé, Djalma Corrêa, Milton Nascimento and Airto Moreira. I was incrediblylucky to find a 10” record with tracks from Tom and Djalma together. Tom Zé’s albums are rare and very expensive - and of course incredible work!

Another main feature on the PAB-1 mix is the african and afrobrazilian religious tracks - devotions to Umbanda and Candomblé. Both religions are today accepted as a national heritage and I find it is important to showcase this cultural pillar and at the same time the music is compelling and very straightforward. Chanting and choral parts are in abundance!

This mix is an 25-track intense mixture of native indian music, experimental 1970’s sound, capoeira songs and afro Brazilian ritual music and chanting. Some of these elements are present in the three MPB songs that are placed in the mix to balance out the listening experience keeping the mix fresh and the sound evolving.
The intention with this mix is to enhance the experience of the beautiful and simplistic native tribal music by placing it together with contemporary music and religious Afro-Brazilian styles.

The process of the EVFB mixes are a long selection process of filing through hundreds of records. Along the way comes ideas for mix tapes - often inspired by two or three songs.The dogma rules are only vinyl owned by EVFB, only Brazilian composed music - or music recorded by Brazilian artists. The mix must be under 1 hour. Effects and scratches are allowed during the recording process. Often hours of work are put aside because the mix does not “stick together” after the initial recording. It often happens that I discover new tracks or albums I want to buy during the research and mix selection process. Depending on price and availability I might buy these records, but they never make it to the mix, they are used as fuel and inspiration for the coming EVFB projects - thus ensuring an ongoing project that never ends.


01.
00:00-01:05
Méné:Uirinã Pui - solo bamboo flute
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarósnão morrem, Unicamp, 1988
I stumbled upon this amazon collectionof flute play and native indian chants while digging in a Rio store in the Botafogo neighborhood. The crate I was looking through was entitled “poetry and theatre” and I was thrilled when I found this album - not being able to find anything online about it. Imanaged to negotiate a reasonable price and here it is - spreading it to the world. The recordings are based on field work by theUniversity of Campinas in São Paulo state. It is clearly stamped“not for sale” and includes a personally signed informationletter. So I guess we are talking 500-1000 units tops. The sound isgreat and the insight into the flute play even better. Enjoy thisrare piece of native music from the heart, where the playing style ismerely “singing into the flute”

02.
01:05-03:46
TomZé: Toc - org. released on “Estudando o Samba” (ScrutinizingSamba), 1976
Composer: Tom Zé
Album: Nova História da MPB:Hermeto Paschoal, Djalma Corrêa, Walter Franco, Tom Zé. AbrilCultural 10”, 1979
Tom Zé is a living legend. And “Toc” isa driving and minimalistic track with a strong sense of rhythm wherethe staccato horns seems to take the role of the samba drums.The“Estudando o Samba” album marked his take on the samba - one ofmany Brazilian music styles but perhaps the most known one. Andamazing and unique album, that is hard to find on vinyl today, thealbum was widely overlooked when it came out in 1976 and features aknown bossa track - “A Felicidade”. It is written by Tom Jobimand immortalized in the 1959 movie “Black Orpheus” by MarcelCamus - a romantic and stunning portrait of Rio in the happy 1950’s.Before that Tom Zé had moved from Bahia to São Paulo andcontributed to the (equally rare) Tropicália album that defined the“brazil psych sound” from the 1960’s and onward. He is veryrespected and completely his own. Still active as an artist andcollabs often with young artists. Unfortunately he cancelled his gigat Danish Roskilde Festival 2015 - I was looking so much forward tohis show.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZevnHRcibU

03.
03:46-06:00
Megarontribe members: Canta das Almas (Song of the Souls)
Album: XinguCantos e Ritmos, Philips, 1972
Another rare album with some simplybreathtaking chants. Although almost 1 million Brazilian natives andseveral uncontacted tribes exist in Brazil, the native tribes areunder constant threats from money-making projects - farming,forestation and dam construction. The Megaron tribe are currentlybeing threatened by dam building in Brazil - you can see more in thedoc below.
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I61FTg_DwQE#t=139

04.
06:00-08:05
MiltonNascimento: Catavento (Weathercock)
Album: Travessia, Som Livre,1978
Org. released on Ritmos in 1967
I found this wordlesstrack incredibly beautiful and a great contrast to the vocal drivenSong of the Souls that proceeds it. It is from Milton’s debut album- reprinted in 1978 for the first time. The theme is purely Milton -flute and a catchy, light melody that buries itself deep in yourmemory and let you dream away. Milton is a master songwriter and wasbehind the “Clube da Esquina” album and the high pitched “FéCega Faca Amolada” track.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Juqqc0UNxRU

05.
08:05-08:25
Vatapáintro drums
Album: Gal Canta Caymmi, Philips, 1976
Percussion:Bira da Silva + Aladim
This is to this day one of my favoritealbums and the arrangements are by two great heroes of the funkyBrazilian jazz: João Donato and Antonio Adolfo. The sound on thisalbum is absolutely amazing, crisp and loud.
It is a pureafrobrazilian percussion beat that I always play for the EVFB DJ gigsand I’ve wanted to put it in a mix in a while. One day I might doan edit of this.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bkhvt2go3Dw

06.
08:25-11:05
Gabrielde Souza Carvalho: Tocororô (Spirit call)
Album: Axêxê,Caritas, 1994 reissue
Org. released on Caritas in 1975
The“Caritas” label, taking it’s name from a Vatican charityorganization, was a label putting out candomblé and umbanda in the70s and 80s. In the mid-1990’s they re-issued a whole range ofalbums and I stumbled upon 8 of them an bought them on the spot. Isuspect the Locomotiva record store in São Paulo to be sitting on apart of the re-issue stock. Umbanda and Condomblé is the “voodoo”of Brazil. It is the remnants of the spiritism of the african slavesworked into a semi-catholic context in a beautiful way incorporatingmusic and spirit possession in an elegant way. Contrary to theprejudices often linked to “voodoo”, the rituals are quitestructured and transparent - the religions are also registered and bylaw a national Brazilian heritage. The records are important becausethey document ritual music. The Caritas albums are very different -depending on the spirits and rituals the music is dedicated to. Butmost often chanting and accompanied by swirling drums. As a westerneryou do not necessarily perceive that this is “religious” music -and I don’t really care because the quality and sound isunique.
The Axêxê album is centered around rituals for the deathand departure of a “candomblé” believer. The rituals aredifferent and treating the various aspects such as division of goods,devotion to Egum, spirit travel guidance and so on.
Link tocandomblé background:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candomblé

07.
11:05-12:45
AirtoMoreira: Identity
Composer: Airto Moreira
Album: Identity,Arista, 1975
Airto is one of the great Brazilian percussionistsand jazz drummers - his work is out there and very accessible. Hemoved to USA with Sergio Mendes and launched his career based onstrong US jazz collaborations and as a percussionist with WeatherReport. He is married to the vocalist Flora Purim - and their rangeof albums are impressive. in 2008-2010 Airto recorded and toured withthe great contemporary jazz composer and piano player JacobAnderskov. His range of sound and use of alternative instruments andvoice is incredible and this track sits perfect with the mixincorporating chanting, berimbau and simplistic percussion.
Enjoyan interview and demo in English here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGerPngUGs8

08.
12:45-15:30
DjalmaCorrêa: Tudo Madeira (All Wood)
Album: Nova História da MPB:Hermeto Paschoal, Djalma Corrêa, Walter Franco, Tom Zé. AbrilCultural 10”, 1979
Org. released on the album “Biafro”,1978.
One day in Rio de Janeiro I decided to go digging at therenowned Acarí Street Market far out in Rio’s suburbs. It was arainy day, so there was hardly no vinyl to be found and I settled onthe fact that I had been to another #urbex spot in this huge city.The Acarí Market was made famous in a “baile funk” track by MCBatata in 1990. On my way out I stumbled upon a pile of vinyl andnegotiated a price on a good stack on compilation 10”’s by Abril.These mini album was sold at newsstands in the 70s and 80s and is agreat intro and source of information (there’s 12-16 pages withtext and photo included) for Brazilian music. Luckily this particular10” holds tracks by Hermeto, Tom Zé and Djalma together - greatstuff!! Djalma’s solo work (he’s a famous and much usedpercussionist) was unknown to me. This is the closing track off therare LP MPCB/Baiafro.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BoKYY2PEz4

09.
15:30-19:20
Wando:Odoiá (Bless me, Iemanjá)
Composer: Chico De Assis, Wando
Album:Wando, Beverly, 1976
Simply a great minimalistic track by funkyMPB favourite Wando - a devotion to Iemanjá - Goddess of theSea.

10.
19:20-19:50
Caranguére tribe members: Canto doTracajá (Song of the Tortoise)
Album: Xingu Cantos e Ritmos,Philips, 1972
Another energizing chant from the Xingú album. Ipromise to upload the full album before the end of2015.

11.
19:50-22:45
Gabriel Souza Cavalho: AmuráSebiná
Album: Axêxê, Caritas, RE 1994
Org. released onCaritas in 1975
Second death ritual song from the strong voice andchoir of Gabriel.


12.
22:45-26:15
José Ribeiro,Vila Mavangu, Xô Apanevan: Exú
Album: No Reino de Angola,Caritas, 1994 (org. release 1987)
Full group name: José Ribeiro eSeus Filhos de Santo do Terreiro Egún Nita
Chant for Exú. Thespirit (God) of movement, patience, communication, order and decline.Defender of cities and human behavior. Often Exú receives the firstoffering/devotion in a ceremony to make sure that the rest ofschedule with the many different spirits will proceed asplanned.
Here’s a whole hour of Exú music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPTu3SIBtqM

13.
26:15-28:15
Nelson:Atanara
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988
Tribal members interpreting their ancestral songs.
Thetitle of the album is “Songs and Birds Never Die”. The Kapoortribe has been recorded solo voice, solo flute or voice and maracas -the shaker also present on many other tracks in this mix. The Kapoortribe hails from the Maranhão state in NorthernBrazil.

14.
28:15-29:35
Renaxi/Peri: Macaco(Monkey)
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988
Tribal members interpreting their ancestralsongs.

15.
29:35-31:15
Capoeira group Pernambuco:Ensinamentos (Teachings)
Album; Capoeira nos JEBs: Cantigas, Ed.MEC, 1984
JEB is the annual Brazilian School Games that wasinitiated in the 1970s by the Ministery of Sports. Annual meetingswith youth performing sports and cultural activities. This recordingis from the 1984 edition and perhaps the fact that the games tookplace in Brasília - home of the Ministery - caused this recording tobe made. The young vocalist from Recife in PErnambuca State talksabout the culture of Capoeira and the importance of knowing historyand respecting your master - something totally in line with the themeof this mixtape.
Enjoy some street capoeiristas from Recife inthis link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVcDWrDrVsE

16.
31:15-34:10
PauloDiniz: Gósto Aborrecido (Feeling bored/sad)
Composer: P. Diniz +Odibar
Album: …E agora José, Odeon, 1972
Diniz is alsofeatured on the FCOB-2 mix and a favourite for EVFB DJ gigs. This isa melancholic funk song that treats the loss of a loved person. Dinizhas produced a line of great and rare albums.

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Perexi:Puku’y (small part of song on drum break)
Album: Kapoor - Cantose Passarós não morrem, Unicamp, 1988
I blended the voice withthe breakbeat so it enhances the melancholy of the Paulo Dinizsong.

17.
34:10-35:20
Santina Toledo: Pisa na Linha deUmbanda (Step on the Umbanda line)
Album: Oxossi é Rei, Caritas,1985
Enter the ceremony, an opening song for an umbandaceremony.
A decent background story that includes umbanda:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr3zQRXzuvY

18.
35:20-38:05
Camafeude Oxossi: Babá Mixorô
Album: Berimbaus da Bahia, Continental,1967
A great capoeira/berimbau album by a cultural lighthouse andcapoeira/berimbau master of Bahia, Camafeu de Oxossi. The album hasliner notes by none other than Jorge Amado - one of Brazil’sgreatest writers.
The album is not overpriced and can be bought onDiscogs, so if you like this song, move quickly. in the 1970’sCamafeu was president of the spectacular Filhos de Ghandi Afoxécarnival group that ruled the Salvador carnival with up to 10.000members playing fro-brazilian rhythms and singing in the Iorubalanguage.
The “how to make a berimbau” video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwhsZ4NyRIo

19.
38:05-38:50
Alcione:Canção de Exílio (Exile Song)
Composer: Ubiratan Souza + SousaNeto
Album: Nosso Nome. Resistência, RCA, 1987
Alcione is aBrazilian pop icon and this is a great intro to a frenetic afoxé -the pre-dominant regional music in the state of Bahia. EVFB normallydon’t deal in late 1980’s pop music, so this is a rare exceptiondue to the realness of the drums.
Full track here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSOOXBkECO8

20.
38:50-42:15
ArlindoPires do Rio: Aguere de Iansã - Odurás (Prayers)
Album: Orikinde Iansã, Caritas, 1994 RE. Recorded at the Xangô Airá AufungêgeTemple
Iansã is the spirit (God) of wind, storm and passion(stormy relations).


21.
42:15-45:00
Dorival Caymmi:Afoxé
Composer: D. Caymmi
Arrangements, percussion DjalmaCorrêa
Album: Tenda dos Milagres, Som Livre, 1985
Dorival, anEVFB favourite, is the marble pillar of traditional Bahian music. This great percussion work, orchestrated by Djalma Corrêa,translates the spirit-invoking power of the ritual drums into acontemporary pop sound.
Link to Dorivals first album from 1954:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjLzz7dho2U

22.
45:00-45:30
Tayaquim:Tukano
Album: Kapoor - Cantos e Passarós não morrem, Unicamp,1988

23.
45:30-49:45
Hermeto Paschoal: Slaves Mass(Missa dos Escravos)
Arrangements and percussion - including livepigs - by Airto Moreira
Album: Slaves Mass, Warner Bros., 1977
Yes, Hermeto is this crazy albino percussionist evenplaying on animals. That was early 2001 and the first time I heardabout Hermeto. His early works are hard to find in Brazilianpressings and he's unique in the sense that he is from a small townin Alagoas State and started playing in strong instrumental groupsQuarteto Novo and Brazilian Octopus and proceeded to be a Brazilianmusic darling even among great pop names. Brazilian musicians loveHermeto because he's good and original - his nickname is "theSorcerer" and I find his music multi-faceted and culturally deepand rich. He's active and now lives in Curitiba.
Full album link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3q1WNArobw

24.
49:45-51:55
Salveo Povo da Bahia (Salute People of Bahia)
Album: Oxossi é Rei,Caritas, 1985
A repetitive, driving song dedicated to the peopleof Bahia, the centre of African culture inBrazil.

25.
51:55-55:00
Elza Soares: Malandro(Scoundrel)
Composer: Jorge Aragão + Jotabê
Album: Lição deVida, Tapecar, 1976
The breakthrough song of now famous composerand samba vocalist Jorge Aragão performed with great emotion by ElzaSoares. Elza soon turning 80 years (I met her - wohoo), althoughsuffering from great back pains, is still performing amazing liveshows and she has developed an amazing “overdrive” singingstyle.
Enjoy the rare live version with them both together here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9b90idqvX4

This Week's Free Lab Radio -

Sound Art Dance Music Radio presented by Fari Bradley.

This week: New Sounds, several latest releases and original-sounds currently on the Free Lab Radio playlists. Listen on 104.4FM across London or on digital radio. Featuring Yello, Lakuta, Underground Resistance, Persian, Alesia x MIA, Andreas Tillander, Manicanparty and more.

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This Week's Free Lab Radio - Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold  

Fool's Gold, a mix by Fari B featuring Art Saves, ManicanParty, Nadis Warriors and Yello and more. 

On Resonance104.4fm across London, online and on digital Saturday July 9th 11-Midnight on Resonance104.4fm (2-3am GST).  
Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)

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New Free Lab Radio Podcast: The Weird, Electronic Brokerage of HiPro, Brooklyn

This week: Hi Pro, a duo from Brooklyn, improvise with electronic gear as part of the small, local music collective International Winners, releasing tapes and organising live events around their musical tastes.

Their bespoke mix of performances and noise tracks for Free Lab Radio contains selected and self-produced tracks, unreleased tracks plus selections from a recent tape release collaboration with Sun Castle.

Plus music from other International Winners contributors: Trabajo, Dilian, Mysterious House, Heidi Sabertooth, and Safari Explorer.

For more podcast mixes and original soundscapes, visit freelabradio.blogspot.com or facebook.com/FreeLabRadio for more music posts and news.

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New Free Lab Radio Podcast - Bedroom Research


 When producers and musicians make music that's released for free, there's a freedom in that. There's not the same kind of pressure, no contract to be beholden to; creativity is at the centre of the project.

So when we found Bedroom Research, a small label in the south of France releasing what it called "twisted electronica" we were elated by the level of creativity, the anarchic innovation and the high standard of production and artwork. 

Amongst the many digital producers is one singer, we took some of the best tracks for a mix tonight on Free Lab Radio, but of course there are many more, listed below, than we could squeeze in this hour.

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This Week's Free Lab Radio - Aeli, Tunis

Born and raised in Tunis, from Paris and now in Dubai, Aeli would call himself a 'neo hip-hop' Producer and DJ. 

For his first release “Palimpsest” he invited US and French rappers Crash Ddz and Melo Mendes to collaborate. Now working on instrumental music, Aeli released a second album in January 2016  “Late Future Calls” on digital, CD and USB.

Aeli’s music is inspired by Future Beats and the trap sounds of artists from Soulection, Jakarta Records and Plug Research. His work is while evolving, remains influenced by bands such as Nine Inch Nails and The Mars Volta drawing on their cross-boundary, total-freedom approach while maintaining a unique sound.

This selection made for Free Lab Radio features unexpected sounds fro, his ideas for experiments, unreleased and unknown tracks. "As my productions now are about Hip-Hop, I wanted to highlight the other part of me that might explain my approach to composing."

Performing live Aeli has shared stages with artists such as Daedelus and Iamnobodi during Sole DXB, Dubai and took part in Red Bull Academy Bass Camp in Dubai 2016. Aeli uses  controllers and synthesisers when he performs. 


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This Week's Free Lab Radio - Muqata'a مُقاطعَة (Boycott), Palestine

This week's Free Lab Radio features a bespoke mix by Palestine/ USA-based music producer and performer Muqata'a (translates as Boycott). Muqata'a used to be part of Ramallah Underground until he began working solo on at first hip hop and now a more blended mix of hip hop and experimental electronica.

Hear his latest dark electronica track here, below.

We've featured Muqata'a in the past and last November 2015 we travelled to Abu Dhabi's Noise of the Middle East festival where we played the same stage. With a modest array of sound manipulating gear, Muqata'a had the audience swaying to his mesmeric, unhurried sounds, sat on Persian carpets before the stage.


 
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Repeats Tuesday 4am UK time (7am GST)
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On digital across Brighton and online: 

The following Friday 19:30-20:30 UK time 
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