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October 29th, 2008

Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho – Paêbirú

Paêbirú is an obscure Brazilian psych concept album about the four elements (earth, air, fire, water) that was lost to time in a warehouse fire in 1974, causing it to become a massively sought-after lost classic, fetching up to $1500 for vinyl copies.

This recording of the collaboration between Brazilian artists Lula Côrtes and Zé Ramalho is a wonderfully off-kilter record, full of fantastic hooky and strange tunes that range all over the place, from full-on freakouts to quiet pastoral. The entire range of 1970s hippie Brazilian musician culture is displayed in this record. It’s experimental, but it’s relentlessly driven towards fun. If you like good music, you will like this legendary album untouched by time.

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=tyler= via jonesthought


  1. wow ’twas a treat for my ears :)

    Comment by Eddy — October 29, 2008 @ 8:23 am
  2. i like this very much. thanks, tyler.

    Comment by Alicia Pernell — October 29, 2008 @ 1:44 pm
  3. […] was reading the naturalismo blog and saw this post about paêbirú, an obscure brazilian psych concept album about the four elements (earth, air, fire, water). […]

  4. such an honor to see you talk about zé ramalho and the brazillian psychedelic sound . i’m from here, and if you like to, send me an email and ill show you thousands of obscure brazillian bands that represents well the music that was made in the past .

    you must know about ‘som imaginario’, ‘quintal de clorofilas’, ‘pão com manteiga’ and especially, ‘clube da esquina’ . ‘clube da esquina’ is the influence of all psychedelic folk bands here in brazil, and one of the best moviments that existed on the world, for me, such important as tropicalia moviment !

    sorry ’bout the bad english, really enjoy reading your blog and discovering new things (; hugs !

    Comment by neem — October 31, 2008 @ 9:50 am

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