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Psychedelic rock and garage compilations come out of nowhere these days, being a fan of that type of mid to late 60s music, I'm always keen to give them a whirl, usually the place of origin of the songs doesn't influence the song too much, it's seldom that the bands add any sort of regional folk twist, they usually just go for a very similar sound to the US/UK contemporaries. This volume differs.
Love Peace and Poetry is a new range of compilations, I've been getting into and Volume 6 is the first one I decided to listen to - all the bands are from Brazil, I once had a Brazilian nuggets album and was keen to compare the differences.
The nuggets album had a lot of covers of English songs where as the majority of these songs are in Portuguese with just a handful of songs in English. The album seems a little more varied, you still get the wonderful 60s psychedelic rock sound but in it comes a mixture of tropicalia and jazz to add a little extra flavour to it!
If you're in to this type of music, then this is a must have - there's numerous catchy tunes here, the Brazilians tend to go for a soft vocal sound even when combined with the fuzzy guitars of "Inferno No Mundo", keyboard playing on various songs sound highly influenced by The Doors but it's not always easy to listen out for a European or US influence on the band because a lot of the songs have a regional influence and they quite often do very much their own thing.
Most songs will be unknown to the listener unless you've heard a bit of Brazilian garage before, the only song that's likely to be well known to the majority of listeners is The Buttons - "Birds in My Tree", the girl on the front cover for anyone interested appears on all Love, Peace and Poetry albums and is Cheryl Shrode - a 60s go-go dancer.