Friday, January 06, 2006

We return to a vegetable kingdom of our own making

os botanicos
Os Botanicos available from the Brazilian netlabel Menthe De Chat

Like a lost psychedelic masterpiece this recording has all the hallmarks of an early 70’s classic – and an incredible groove-some collection of tracks it is too.

When the sax hits the mix everything goes Sun Ra, the electronic elements - Tangerine Dream, that snakelike rhythm - Amon Duul 2, and that sprinkling of flutes - early Gong. All this comes to mind on the journey, but this heady mix of instrumentation is far too fluid for such comparisons. Although it weans itself from a long line of holier than holies it’s not just repeating history to template.


This hypnotic rhythm, not unlike the audio equivalent of a multi coloured lava lamp which your ear has difficulty tearing itself away from, blends all the textures together coaxing your mind into blossom – and what a wonderful bloom it is…

1 comment:

Satisfied '75 said...

not familiar w/ bodylovers