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Djalma Corrêa // Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa 2xLP

Djalma Corrêa // Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa 2xLP

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This is a two-disc record set released by the famous Brazilian percussionist Djalma Corrêa (1942-2022) from the long-established British label Honest Jons in April 2024.

Contains 7 songs from musique concrète to fusion.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa is an album of exploratory works by legendary percussionist and composer Djalma Corrêa. This double LP features a wide range of sonic experiments. The album features previously unreleased recordings from the artist, revealing a little-known side of this prolific and groundbreaking Brazilian artist. Most of the tracks on this album come directly from the original tapes for the first time. It was digitized and co-edited by Corrêa shortly before his death.

The result is a wild and disturbing collage that shows just how original and powerful Corrêa was. Evolução (Para Fita e Filme), an unusual electro-acoustic work that turns ancestral African inspiration into a sonic cosmological story, is a proto-mix that moves from transcendental drone to astral cha-cha-cha. Until the tape "Exemplo de Sintetizadores".

Although this compilation may seem disjointed at first glance, it is actually the most accurate translation and expression of his central concept: "spontaneous music." Corrêa's relationship with sound has always been guided by a fearless approach to listening and bold, dynamic interactions with musicians and equipment.

Corrêa formed a strong bond with experimentalist/inventor Walter Smetak, with whom he shared a studio during his formative years at the Federal University of Bahia. ``Suite Contagotas,'' included in this collection, is nothing less than a sound embodiment of that bond. An experiment in dripping water and its randomness, it is a tentative exploration of the ideas and possibilities that Smetak envisioned for his bold but unrealized Estúdio OVO.

Corrêa is best known for his studio work, including historic albums by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, as well as his own polyrhythmic work Biafro. Her last track was an early recording called Bossa 2000 dC, which Corrêa premiered at the 1964 Nós, Por Exemplo concert. At the time, he was the only artist to use electronic equipment to create his sound, including medical oscillators and contact microphones to augment his percussive palette.

The artwork is an amalgamation of material from the Djalma Corrêa Archive (now managed by her son Caetano Corrêa) and other material created around the time this record was produced. The intent is to provide listeners with additional resources to find their own meaning and make sense of this highly immersive and original experience, unlike anything they've ever heard before, while also The aim is to guide the listener through a unique soundscape. "

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2 x 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. Evolução (Para Fita e Filme) 09:36
2. Evolução (Excerto Djalma Corrêa & Banda Cauim) 04:18
3. Brasil Mal-eStar (Excerto Ensaio) 02:26
4. Exemplo de Sintetizadores 15:48
5. Suite Contagotas 16:24
6. Stress 09:32
7. Bossa 2000 dC 07:22

Text by Lugar Alto:

"Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa is an album of deeply exploratory pieces by legendary percussionist and composer Djalma Corrêa. This double-LP set features previously unreleased recordings that cover a wide range of sonic experiments, revealing an unknown side of the prolific and groundbreaking Brazilian artist. Most of the tracks on this album were digitized for the first time – directly from the original tapes – and were compiled in collaboration with Corrêa just before he passed.

The result is a wild and unsettling collage that shows us just how original and intense Corrêa could be: from the unorthodox electroacoustic piece Evolução (Para Fita e Filme), which channels ancestral African inspirations to create a sonic cosmogonical narrative, to the proto-mixtape Exemplo de Sintetizadores, in which he transitions from transcendental drones to astral cha-cha-chas.

While the compilation might seem disjointed at first listen, it is in fact the most accurate translation or representation of his central concept: spontaneous music. Djalma's relationship with sound was always guided by his fearless approach to listening, and by his audacious and dynamic interaction with both musicians and equipment, which enabled him to work across a wide array of genres: from jazz to completely abstract music, always through a personal DIY ethic.

Corrêa developed a strong bond with experimentalist and inventor Walter Smetak, with whom he shared a studio during his formative years at Universidade Federal da Bahia. Suite Contagotas, featured in this collection, is no less than a sonic materialization of that bond: an experiment revolving around dripping water and its randomness – a tentative exploration of the ideas and possibilities envisioned by Smetak for his audacious, yet unrealized, Estúdio OVO.

Djalma, however, is best known for his studio work in historical albums, including many by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, and for his own polyrhythmic opus Baiafro. The last track is an early recording called Bossa 2000 dC, first performed by Djalma at the 1964 Nós, Por Exemplo concert, an event which is often cited as marking the beginning of the Tropicalia movement. At the time, he was the only artist in the lineup using electronic devices to create sounds, eg medical oscillators and contact mics to augment his percussive palette.

The artwork is an amalgamation of material found in the Djalma Corrêa Archive (currently managed by his son Caetano Corrêa) and other material created during the period in which the record was being put together. The intention is to guide the listeners through this possibly tempestuous soundscape , giving them additional resources so that they may draw their own meanings and make their own sense of this extremely immersive and original experience – which is like nothing we've ever heard before.
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Artist: Djalma Corrêa

Label: Lugar Alto

CAT No: LA007

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This is a two-disc record set released by the famous Brazilian percussionist Djalma Corrêa (1942-2022) from the long-established British label Honest Jons in April 2024.

Contains 7 songs from musique concrète to fusion.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa is an album of exploratory works by legendary percussionist and composer Djalma Corrêa. This double LP features a wide range of sonic experiments. The album features previously unreleased recordings from the artist, revealing a little-known side of this prolific and groundbreaking Brazilian artist. Most of the tracks on this album come directly from the original tapes for the first time. It was digitized and co-edited by Corrêa shortly before his death.

The result is a wild and disturbing collage that shows just how original and powerful Corrêa was. Evolução (Para Fita e Filme), an unusual electro-acoustic work that turns ancestral African inspiration into a sonic cosmological story, is a proto-mix that moves from transcendental drone to astral cha-cha-cha. Until the tape "Exemplo de Sintetizadores".

Although this compilation may seem disjointed at first glance, it is actually the most accurate translation and expression of his central concept: "spontaneous music." Corrêa's relationship with sound has always been guided by a fearless approach to listening and bold, dynamic interactions with musicians and equipment.

Corrêa formed a strong bond with experimentalist/inventor Walter Smetak, with whom he shared a studio during his formative years at the Federal University of Bahia. ``Suite Contagotas,'' included in this collection, is nothing less than a sound embodiment of that bond. An experiment in dripping water and its randomness, it is a tentative exploration of the ideas and possibilities that Smetak envisioned for his bold but unrealized Estúdio OVO.

Corrêa is best known for his studio work, including historic albums by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, as well as his own polyrhythmic work Biafro. Her last track was an early recording called Bossa 2000 dC, which Corrêa premiered at the 1964 Nós, Por Exemplo concert. At the time, he was the only artist to use electronic equipment to create his sound, including medical oscillators and contact microphones to augment his percussive palette.

The artwork is an amalgamation of material from the Djalma Corrêa Archive (now managed by her son Caetano Corrêa) and other material created around the time this record was produced. The intent is to provide listeners with additional resources to find their own meaning and make sense of this highly immersive and original experience, unlike anything they've ever heard before, while also The aim is to guide the listener through a unique soundscape. "

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2 x 12" black vinyl.

tracklist:

1. Evolução (Para Fita e Filme) 09:36
2. Evolução (Excerto Djalma Corrêa & Banda Cauim) 04:18
3. Brasil Mal-eStar (Excerto Ensaio) 02:26
4. Exemplo de Sintetizadores 15:48
5. Suite Contagotas 16:24
6. Stress 09:32
7. Bossa 2000 dC 07:22

Text by Lugar Alto:

"Espontaneamente se Tenta: Aventuras Sonoras de Djalma Corrêa is an album of deeply exploratory pieces by legendary percussionist and composer Djalma Corrêa. This double-LP set features previously unreleased recordings that cover a wide range of sonic experiments, revealing an unknown side of the prolific and groundbreaking Brazilian artist. Most of the tracks on this album were digitized for the first time – directly from the original tapes – and were compiled in collaboration with Corrêa just before he passed.

The result is a wild and unsettling collage that shows us just how original and intense Corrêa could be: from the unorthodox electroacoustic piece Evolução (Para Fita e Filme), which channels ancestral African inspirations to create a sonic cosmogonical narrative, to the proto-mixtape Exemplo de Sintetizadores, in which he transitions from transcendental drones to astral cha-cha-chas.

While the compilation might seem disjointed at first listen, it is in fact the most accurate translation or representation of his central concept: spontaneous music. Djalma's relationship with sound was always guided by his fearless approach to listening, and by his audacious and dynamic interaction with both musicians and equipment, which enabled him to work across a wide array of genres: from jazz to completely abstract music, always through a personal DIY ethic.

Corrêa developed a strong bond with experimentalist and inventor Walter Smetak, with whom he shared a studio during his formative years at Universidade Federal da Bahia. Suite Contagotas, featured in this collection, is no less than a sonic materialization of that bond: an experiment revolving around dripping water and its randomness – a tentative exploration of the ideas and possibilities envisioned by Smetak for his audacious, yet unrealized, Estúdio OVO.

Djalma, however, is best known for his studio work in historical albums, including many by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben, and for his own polyrhythmic opus Baiafro. The last track is an early recording called Bossa 2000 dC, first performed by Djalma at the 1964 Nós, Por Exemplo concert, an event which is often cited as marking the beginning of the Tropicalia movement. At the time, he was the only artist in the lineup using electronic devices to create sounds, eg medical oscillators and contact mics to augment his percussive palette.

The artwork is an amalgamation of material found in the Djalma Corrêa Archive (currently managed by his son Caetano Corrêa) and other material created during the period in which the record was being put together. The intention is to guide the listeners through this possibly tempestuous soundscape , giving them additional resources so that they may draw their own meanings and make their own sense of this extremely immersive and original experience – which is like nothing we've ever heard before.
"


Artist: Djalma Corrêa

Label: Lugar Alto

CAT No: LA007