Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa (Anthology of Atypical Portuguese Music) is series of volumes focussing on new strains of Portuguese music with an (un)characteristic foot in the past musical traditions of the country. The aim being to re-evaluate its musical history, de-construct clichés and re-assemble preconceptions into a new and daring musical landscape.
Each volume will have a loose theme and will be comprised of Portuguese artists working on the fringes and not following obvious and commercial paths of musical homogenization.
Vol1 explores o Trabalho (Work), various work songs both at land and sea are freely re-interpreted in a multitude of ways. Including the vocal tape deconstructions of Live Low, the ethereal pastoral drifts of Negra Branca (Marlene Ribeiro from Gnod), free jazz experimentations of EITR (Pedro Lopes & Pedro Sousa) as well as a very rare solo outing by one half of Yong Yong, Luar Domatrix (Rodolfo Brito). Also featuring on Vol1 are the digital vocal manipulations of Tiago Morais Morgado, visceral guitar exorcisms by Filipe Felizardo, Gonzo's exoteric chants, Von Calhau's mystic re-interpretations of lost pieces and an exclusive composition by musician and instrument builder Peter Forest (Pedro Silva) dedicated to a lost working man's song, Maria Cavaca.
Artwork collages by Ruca Bourbon
Live Low - Antiplot first appeared on cassette release Live Low (Tesla Tapes, 2014)
Negra Branca is Marlene Ribeiro from Gnod
EITR are Pedro Lopes (turntable percussion, modified needles] and Pedro Sousa [barytone saxophone, casio synth, analog effects)
Luar Domatrix is Rodolfo Brito, one half of Yong Yong
Gonzo is Gonçalo F. Cardoso and uses samplers, synths and tape effects. The track 'Ja la gritam no Calvario'' contains elements of a Luar Domatrix track, Alentejo.
Tiago Morais Morgado, is a portuguese composer and improviser.
Filipe Felizardo works in music and visual arts, focusing on composing for solo electric guitar, writing and drawing comics, along with some installation and land-art work.
Calhau! are a duo hailing from Porto blending tape collages and sparse electronics with vocal manipulations.
Peter Forest is Pedro Silva a Portuguese artist who's work encompasses field recording, building and collecting old instruments, sound design, experimental composition, photography and video.
Release Date: 27th January 2017