V.A. - Não Wave (CD)
V.A. - Não Wave (CD)
V.A. "Nao Wave – Brazilian Post Punk 1982-1988"
25th of April 2005
A strange object surprised music fans in Brazil in 1982. An independent 7“ single, with an obscure cover in black and white where the band name could be read: Agentss. Here were 2 tracks impressively synchronised with the electronic music that was happening at that time in Europe and the USA, from Gary Numan and Fad Gadget to Gang Of Four, ESG, New Order and Liquid Liquid.
It was the first manifestation of a phenomenon that developed during the whole of the 1980’s: Brazilian bands working from the same post-punk references as scenes occurring in London, New York and Berlin. In the following years dozens of releases revealed an invigorating and vigorous generation of bands. From 1982 to the end of the 80s bands like Ira!, Smack, Mercenárias, Muzak, Voluntários da Pátria, Chance, Vzyadoq Moe, Akira S & as Garotas Que Erraram were some of these names – all of these coming from the city of São Paulo.
With today´s groups like Bloc Party, LCD Sound System, The Rapture, Whomadewho, Radio 4 and other contemporary punk/dance bands taking their influences from the early eigthies, the music of the groups included on Não Wave (all of whom have remained unknown outside of Brazil until now) will be a surprising revelation.
The tracks that Andy Cumming, Alex Antunes and Miguel Barella compiled in this collection give an idea of what was the Brazilian “Não Wave”. An idea that is perhaps incomplete, because what was documented in the studios was often less explosive than the live experience – but still intriguing none-theless to see how current some of these tracks sound.
Full text by Alex Antunes available in the CDs booklet.
TRACKLIST NÃO WAVE ALBUM
01 Agentss “Agentss”
02 Black Future “Eu Sou O Rio”
03 Akira S & As Garotas Que Erraram “Futebol”
04 Akira S & As Garotas Que Erraram feat. Holger Czukay “Sobre As Pernas”
05 Azul 29 “Cièncias Sensuias”
06 Chance”Samba Do Morro”
07 Fellini “Teu Ingles”
08 Fellini “Funziona Senza Vapore”
09 Ira! “Lá Fora Pode Até Morrer”
10 AkT “Prince No Deserto Vermelho”
11 Vzydaq Moe “Redencão”
12 Mercenarias “Policia”
13 Muzak “Ilha Urbana”
14 Voluntários de Pátria “Io Io”