Far-Out Records digs up another gem in their series focusing on the catalog of Brazilian label, Quartin. The first recording of songwriter Piry Reis is a long lost psych-folk gem that flirts with Tropicalia, but winds up in much dreamier territory, touching into the Bossa Lounge vibes of Sergio Mendes dipped in a rosy pink glow. Heavy on flutes that roll out pastoral and languid, the album can’t help but conjure up humid summer afternoons and a gauzy vision of romance.
Though the artist achieved some amount of notoriety in Brazil, along with a majority of the Quartin catalog, his albums have fallen out of print and fetch a hefty bounty on the secondary market. The first of four albums that would explore the lush side of MPB (Música popular brasileira), Vocês Querem Mate? is one of those lost artifacts that’s more than just excessive crate digging. Fans of library funk grooves will have plenty to love here, as well as any post-Bossa collector’s looking to fill a hole in their collection. Absolutely loving these issues from Far-Out, worth keeping an eye on the entire series.
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