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    Fumaca Preta – “Fumaca Preta” – [Soundway Records]

    fumaca_preta
    Why can’t we find more “psychedelic soul” like this. Holy
    (black) Smoke! Alex Figueira, a gent of Portuguese and
    Venezuelean descent, builds a little barracao behind his
    house in Amsterdam, and somehow the Amazon river flows
    through it! Psycho-tropicalic-super-freak-tastic sounds,
    like a bunch of happy monsters eating forbidden flowers
    digging up tried and driven beats, fuzzier than an
    Electric Turk’s beard, more powerful than a Soul Train in
    Space, and less calories than most coctails. Figueira
    pretty much screams as if he’s under attack by Vampyros
    Lesbos on the dance floor. Every band member wearing
    cow-bell-bottom pants I assume. But this is ear-spanking
    new stuff, check out the break with the diseased robot
    thank-a-thon in the eponymous lead off track on side B.
    “Pupilas Dilatadas” drops a rave tab before rock-star
    orgasm-face solo. At times lyrics just repeat in various
    shades of madness. Kika Carvalho is brought in as mind
    and heart doctor with go-go voices from attending nurses,
    Elaine, Paula and Cissa who try to help. But the patient
    is too far gone, too far happy. Check out the haunted
    house organ on “Voce Enlouqueceu” and “Perdidos” the
    latter even finds flute and a chamber quarter before
    going surfing in that secret tie-dyed river. Such
    a great album capturing abandon and musical fun!
    More please…
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on January 30, 2015 at 6:01 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,International
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    Loved the sounds AND the review. Not sure which I liked more! Go Go Thurston

  • Comment by Fred Mertz, February 14th, 2015 8:47 am

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