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artist:GUILHERME COUTINHO E O GRUPO STALO ‎
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GUILHERME COUTINHO E O GRUPO STALO (LP)

label:MR.BONGO (UK)

4,970


A1. Atalaia
A2. As Feras
A3. Foicera
A4. Rio Corrente
B1. Macareu
B2. Fuga
B3. Flauta De Bambu
B4. Tema Pro Alvarito



We are proud to present the Mr Bongo pressing of Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo's self-titled mythical album. Blending lo-fi, Brazilian tropicalia, jazz, funk and MPB with a unique aroma, this record is pure perfection.

It was originally released in 1978 on Erla - Estudio Rauland, an obscure record label from Belém in Brazil, that only released 7 singles, with this album being one of two exceptions. During the 1970s, Belém had a thriving nightclub scene, but it is thousands of miles away from the music industry hubs of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, making this record insanely difficult to find, even in Brazil. Added to the scarcity factor is the magical nature of the recording, which has naturally resulted in a hefty price tag to match. Original copies have become a prized, collectors item.

The elusive Brazilian band leader and keyboard player, Guilherme Coutinho is a true cult artist. He passed away in 1983, at the age of just 41, and during his career he only seems to have appeared on a handful of marvellous records, which makes them all the more special. This album feels individualistic and distinctive from other albums of the day. Listening back to vocalist Elinhos (aka Hélio Rubens de Oliveira) delivery, it sounds not too dissimilar to some of Belle & Sebastians songs. Guilherme Coutinho E O Grupo Stalo is rich in charm, quirky and playful. It feels cinematic, soothing and benefits from being heard in its entirety. A proper album experience.

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