As we celebrate Christmas on the Julian Calendar this day, I thought it nice to share with you an album I found from a Portuguese composer called handwrist, working in the medium of psychedelic, progressive and drone rock, perhaps with lo-fi touches, basing his compositions on the aforementioned Forty Martyrs of Sebaste, whom St. Basil…
This Penguin Can Fly – For All Our Hopes. For All Our Dreams.
This Penguin Can Fly is a band out of Portugal. which combines elements of post-rock, prog and math-rock into a rather brutal, mostly instrumental, concoction. Heavy, but rewarding, listening.
Los Malinches – Planeta Náhuatl
I can’t seem to find much info on Los Malinches, an incredible psychedelic rock band out of Brazil, save their Facebook and Instagram accounts, but their latest album, Planeta Náhuatl, is phenomenal! Fans of a Beatlesque style of garage rock, fuzz, and wild Latin American 60s music will be in heaven listening to this.
Irmán – Für Eline
What a tribute from Irmán, a composer from Portugal. From his Bandcamp website: “Für Eline is a love song, a testimony to my relationship with my wife. We’ve been together for over 20 years, we have a beautiful daughter and we’ve been through many things, both good and bad. Since mid-2020 my wife has been…
Les Rencards – Les Rencards
Les Rencards are a band based out of France which produce a garage rock-meets-yé-yé sound, made up of a Frenchman, a Brazilian and two Catalans, released by the erstwhile Groovie Records out of Portugal. Their sound is raw and authentic.
Albaluna – Heptad
Our friends at Tejo Milenario have introduced us to yet another one of their brilliant band and we are expecting to highlight quite a few more as the weeks pass by! Albaluna are a project from Portugal whose stage performances blend together music, poetry and dance, combining cultures of the Silk Road into one well-woven…
Marta Ren – Stop Look Listen (Deluxe Edition)
Porto, Portugal’s neo-soul queen Marta Ren has had her breakthrough album reissued with a couple of extra tracks! From her Bandcamp website: Record Kicks re-release Marta Ren’s legendary debut LP “Stop Look Listen” on ltd edition vinyl clear LP (500 copies worldwide). By popular demand Milan label Record Kicks announce the reissue of 2016 Marta…