"Re-issue of this monster rarity. Originally custom pressed in 1980,
‘Rosa de Sangue’ is the closing chapter of the amazing Recife
psychedelic movement that flourished and centred around the work of Lula
Côrtes, beginning in 1973 with the release of Satwa, and the creation
of ‘abracadabra’, Lula’s loose art/music/design collective. “I want to
close all of this with a golden key”… and a golden key it is.
Entering a small local studio with a head full of songs and his
freshly road tested ‘mountains band’, Lula created an album simply
overflowing with ideas. Along with his power trio backing, he was
further assisted by many old friends dropping in, including, among many
others: Alçeu Valença, Flaviola, Zé de Flute & Paulo Rafael.
The sound veers from crazed ethno folk-rock, to magical, gentle,
jungle folk psych zones, to hard hitting, coke dusted fuzz rock, to
insane mutant disco dance floor groove, to tweaked Americana, to acid
vocal raga trance, and way beyond… … at some point while the album was
being recorded & pressed Lula signed a major label contact
which would produce 1981’s far tamer ‘O Gosto Novo da Vida’ LP.
When his new label got wind of ‘Rosa de Sangue’s eminent release,
they were displeased to say the least. As soon as the pressing was
complete, the entire small edition was seized and destroyed, making this
album by far Brazil’s rarest. So rare, in fact, that even among the
most hardcore Brazilian collectors the original LP is often only
rumoured to exist, often cited as ‘unreleased’… a few copies did however
Packaged in the original vintage style cover with exact reproduction
original artwork and pressed on 180gm audiophile vinyl. Many thanks to
Nemo Bidstrup of Time-Lag Records for the copy used here." - MR BONGO
1. Lua Viva / 2. Balada Da Calma / 3. Casaco De Pedras / 4.
Nordeste Oriental / 5. Bahjan / 6. Sao Varias As Trilhas (Disco Voador) /
7. Noite Preta / 8. Dos Inimigos / 9. A Pisada É Essa / 10. Rosa De
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 29 January, 2014.