Carioca - Mysteries of the Amazon (LP)
Inspired by the rich traditional music of the Amazon, Ronaldo Carioca composed his tribute to this endless expanse, Mistérios Da Amazônia, in 1980. The long psych-folk pieces on the album unfold slowly revealing verdant layers of guitar, flute, bass, sitar, tabla, Brazilian percussion and electronic effects. It’s a long mysterious journey, filled with surprise and wonder for beginning to end. Very much in step with contemporaneous works by Lula Cortes, Marconi Notaro, Priscilla Ermel, and the more organic fringe of Outro Tempo. This is the 1987 Australian repress of the album, and the sound quality is impeccable.
EX - unplayed stock copy