TRINDADE, CARLOS MARIA / NUNO CANAVARRO - MR. WOLLOGALLU (LP)


"Urpa i musell, the new Barcelona-based record label, feels very fortunate to announce its second release, the first ever vinyl reissue of Mr. Wollogallu, the collaboration album between Carlos Maria Trindade and Nuno Canavarro originally released in Portugal on Uniao Lisboa, Producoes Audiovisuais Lda. in 1991. The collaboration began when the manager Antonio Cunha, a mutual friend of both musicians, brought the two together for a performance. Afterwards they decided to embark on Mr. Wollogallu. They had never worked together before, although their careers had parallels between them. Both were part of the 80s Portuguese pop-rock scene: Carlos Maria Trindade had played with Corpo Diplomatico and Herois do Mar, while Nuno Canavarro played in Street Kids and Delfins. Moreover, individually, Carlos Maria had released the single Princesa / Em Campo Aberto (Vimusica, 1982), and Nuno had done the LP Plux Quba (Ama Romanta, 1988), now recognized worldwide for its uniqueness. The conception and recording of Mr. Wollogallu took quiet a long time. Although the A side is credited to Carlos Maria and the B side to Nuno, everything was done hand in hand, each artist taking active part in the other's side. After the release of the record and some live performances together, each musician set out on separate paths. As such, this record is evidence of a unique, magical moment. When Mr. Wollogallu was released, it went mostly unnoticed; the public reaction was not as enthusiastic as one might expect. It was an ouvre ahead of its time, difficult, winding, and diffuse, one that would take years to become more widely accepted. After a second release on CD in 1996, the album was finally praised in an important article published January 2000 in the supplement Sons of the Portuguese newspaper Publico, in which the influential music journalist Fernando Magalhaes traced the history of Electronic music in Portugal. Mr. Wollogallu features sophisticated, adventurous soundscapes that depict, in a manner both blurry and clear at the same time, ancient maps, distant travels and evocative landscapes, an alchemy of the acoustic and the electronic, created using techniques that were unusual at the time. The reissue includes the remastered album, with the original artwork and a new insert, in which Mia B. gives an insightful view of Mr. Wollogallu's conception." (label info)
in stock | ES| 2017| URPA I MUSELL | 25.90


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