Fabiano do Nascimento “Dança dos Tempos:” Exclusive Rappcats Presale Now…

Now-Again | Feb. 24, 2015 | News |

Fabiano do Nascimento’s debut album Dança dos Tempos: exclusive presale at Rappcats now; out worldwide on 03.17: Download a free track now!

Buy the album at our webstore at rappcats.com – ships immediately!

Above – a short film about Dança dos Tempos, shot and edited by Bennett Piscitelli. More info on the project in our earlier post here – but really, what more do you need to hear than 1) young Brasilian guitarist 2) featuring legendary percussionist Airto Moreira 3) a mixture of the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell and the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations?

Download: Fabiano do Nascimento “Forro Brasil”

Tribo Massahi – Mythical Afro-Brasilian-Psych-Funk LP Officially Reissued…

Now-Again | Feb. 16, 2015 | News |

Via our subscription service Now-Again Deluxe at Drip.fm: an exclusive sampler of the otherworldly Afro-Brasilian psych-funk fusion forthcoming on Goma Gringa’s official reissue of Tribo Massahi!

Preorder NOW at our Goma Gringa’s webstore.

The legendary Tribo Massahi LP is one of our favorite, impossible-to-categorize Brasilian albums, and is about to be officially reissued now by the folks at Goma Gringa.

From a (rough) translation of the liner notes to the original River Records LP, issued in 1971 in minute quantities and currently exchanging hands for upwards of $3000:

“This is a sound made in Brazil. All the members are Brazilians. But the goal is to show young African music, with all his distinctions that come from the features of the Black Continent’s music.”

Got you intrigued, right? The album – a mixture of the Brasilian take on soul and funk music, something resembling psychedelia, and chants and rhythms from West Africa purposefully and deliberately delivered in two, side-long tracks by Embaixador João Negrão – sat in obscurity since its release. Even a cover by Brasilian superstar Seu Jorge – of the “PaI Joao” track, on our Seu Jorge and Almaz album – couldn’t lift the veil.

But now, Goma Gringa – a Brasilian start up with their hearts in the right place – offer the first 100% official reissue of this album. While a CD is in the works, at the moment, it’s only issued in a Brasilian-made, “hard-cardboard paste-on” cover, and packaged with a booklet authored by the journalist Itamar Dantas – responsible for this album’s resurgence – that finally presents the history of Sebastião Rosa de Oliveira – aka the Embaixador – and his band, the Tribo Massáhi.

We’re giving away the first two tracks from side-A’s medley to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe: throw yourself into João Negrão’s long silent, now screaming, and still-perplexing musical world.

Fabiano do Nascimento – Dança dos Tempos

Now-Again | Jan. 23, 2015 | News |

Guitarist Fabiano do Nascimento’s debut album: folkloric Brasilian/Afro-Brasilian music taken into the future, featuring legendary percussionist Airto Moreira in his first album project in over ten years. Dança dos Tempos follows folkloric Brasilian music as experienced through the mind and able fingers of the expansive musician, first discovered by Aloe Blacc, who brought him to Now-Again. The album combines the heady ‘60s and ‘70s experimentalism of Hermeto Pascoal and Baden Powell with the childlike elegance of music played and passed down by native Brasilians for generations. It is the second Brasilian album released on Now-Again, following Seu Jorge and Almaz.

Download: Fabiano do Nascimento – Dança dos Tempos

Now-Again 7″ Sureshots Round One

Now-Again | | News |

The first in a series of four, limited edition 7”s ranging from Deep American Funk and Soul, Zimbabwean Fuzz Funk, Zambian Proto-Punk, and Rare Disco. Essential funky listening.

Download: Now-Again 7″ Sureshots Round One

Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – The Last Transmission

Now-Again | | News |

The Last Transmission is an interplanetary space/love odyssey told by the maverick Melvin Van Peebles in twelve chapters. In between producer/drummer Malcolm Catto’s thunderous syncopation and producer/bassist Jake Ferguson’s bellowing bass lines, amidst the analog electronics and atmospheric interference naturally accorded by their organic analogue process, Van Peebles’ voice floats in and out, spectral in its tone, complete in its conviction in the unfathomable sense that life’s eruption in the cosmic expanse made, and in love’s ability to transform and transcend death. Also included: instrumentals.

Download: Heliocentrics & Melvin Van Peebles – The Last Transmission

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