The 3rd release in the Quartin catalogue re-issues series (following the aforementioned albums by Jose Mauro and Victor Assis Brasil) is Piri's Voces Querem Mate, a highly sought after jewel of twisted psychedelic MPB. Still to come from Far Out's reissuing of the catalogue are Victor Assis Brasilï¿½s Esperanto, and another Jose Mauro release A Viagem Des Horas.Over the course of the 60s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label Forma, by artists including the likes of Eumir Deodato and Quateto Em Cy. Selling the rights of Forma to Polygram in 1969, Quartin struck out for pastures new at the dawn of the 1970s with the launch of his self-titled label. Significant works and high-water marks for Brazilian music overall followed in that decade's first year, with Victor Assis Brasil Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim and Jose Mauro's Obnoxius. These singular gems in Brazilian music, difficult to categorise yet compellingly haunting, have for too long gone unheard. The 3rd release in the series (following the aforementioned albums by Jose Mauro and Victor Assis Brasil) is Piri's Voces Querem Mate, a highly sought after jewel of twisted psychedelic MPB.Voces Querem Mate, the first recording by the relatively unknown singer songwriter Piry Reis is dreamy and ethereal, groovy Brazilian psych-folk at its finest. Reis has collaborated with greats like Egberto Gismonti and Robertinho Silva, and had his music performed by Celia, Charlie Haden and Jan Garbarek. His four solo albums are all rare as hens teeth and have been known to fetch a hefty bounty, but none higher than his debut, and for good reason.
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