February 4, 2016

Carlos Maria Trindade / Nuno Canavarro - Mr. Wollogallu, 1991


Not really sure how to write about this one. Mr. Wollogallu is pretty slippery and there's very little information available about it online. It's split into two sections, with side A made up of songs written by Carlos Maria Trindade and side B of songs written by Nuno Canavarro, both Portuguese musicians, and both of whom contribute instrumentals through both sides. Songs range from the churning, Sakamoto-esque opener "The Truth" (which includes a sample from Network) to fourth-world, densely percussive "Blu Terra" with silvery sparse mood pieces in between, punctuated by spoken word samples. Somebody should make a movie just to have this as the score. Singular, transportive--this feels magical, in the truest sense of the word. Definitely an on-repeat record. Thanks to calm in trees for the tip-off.


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  1. Super chuffed to hear this. Thank you.

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  2. If you dig Mr. Wollogallu check this playlist of forward thinking 80's portuguese ambientalists, experimenters and improvisers: https://playmoss.com/en/david-mas/playlist/lusofonias Cheers! Thanks+

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    1. ha, we were just talking about your spanish playlist. thanks for this too !! do a guest post ! listen22this@gmail.com

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    2. wow incredible from the very first track. thanks so much !

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