Miguel de Deus ‎– Black Soul Brothers

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sborges

sborges

2 novembre 2015
référencement Black Soul Brothers, LP, Album, COLP 12142
This is the ultimate, bad-ass, madcap funk record recorded and produced way, way abajo de lo Rio Grande by seer, shaman and just plain wildman Miguel de Deus. Must be heard to be believed - what Sun Ra did for jazz, Miguel de Deus did for Brazilian funk during the 70s, rivaling even the legendary psyche-out "Tribo Massahi" with "O Embaixador" . What more can be said of this masterpiece which hasn't been written? Pure genius! Unfortunately, it has yet to be reissued and a reasonable copy of the flimsy-pressed vinyl may cost you a small fortune (though worth every penny). Hopefully, this will be re-released and lifted from its current - and very unfair - obscurity. Its about time.
music_emporium

music_emporium

31 août 2015
référencement Black Soul Brothers, LP, Album, COLP 12142
Brazil is a country of great musical talent especially in the field of rhythm oriented music. The rich tradition of samba sounds among others will certainly prove that. By the 1970s of course other styles came into the music lover’s perception. Funk and soul swashed down south from the bigger US metropolises and infected a whole generation of musicians including Miguel De Deus and his fellows. As a result the former OZ BRAZOES (Latin acid rock with fuzzed out guitar) rhythm guitarist and his crew delivered their now classic sole album “Black soul brothers” in 1977, a hot blooded, steaming masterpiece of raging ghetto funk spiced up with soul eruptions on and a Latin American flavor. A rather explosive cocktail in times of slick disco music. The Latin elements tend to be more like a support for the groovy soul and funk than a bearing pillar of the whole sound. They still give the songs exciting twists and turns. The non stop rhythm pulsations would certainly feel different without any Samba influence. And so the album presents a permanent steaming dance beat that will swallow you when you put this hottie on your turntable. A never ending swirl of rhythm patterns, bass notes, brass section harmonies and commanding vocals pushes you to your physical limits. A few more relaxed songs let you breathe some fresh air but the spell of this music lasts upon your soul. You want to go wild and crazy and have your lame high school party turn into a loose and lethal freak out? Play some wicked Latin funk like “Flaca louca” with its beautiful interplay of utterly melodic female vocals and dirty, screaming male vocals, your desired result will be the case. An ingenious crown jewel of 70s funk that will appeal to each fan of early FUNKADELIC, BLACK MERDA, BETTY DAVIS.