Official Mr Bongo reissue.
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 Sangue
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.
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.
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.