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José Mauro's A Viagem Das Horas to be reissued with three previously unreleased tracks

José Mauro's A Viagem Das Horas to be reissued with three previously unreleased tracks

Release date: 28th May 2021 | Formats: Vinyl LP, CD and digital For years it was believed that JosĂ© Mauro was dead. Rumours on blogs and comment sections circulated that the mysterious Brazilian genius had either been killed in a road accident, or been ‘disappeared’ by Brazil’s military junta in the 1970s. But following Far Out’s 2016 reissue of JosĂ© Mauro’s debut album Obnoxius, the label heard word that JosĂ© Mauro is in fact alive and well, living a quiet life on the outskirts of Rio. “My body pushed me away from music, health became a stumbling block for me. If I...

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Victor Assis Brasil | Esperanto

Victor Assis Brasil | Esperanto

Release date: 9th Feb 18 | Formats: Vinyl LP / CD / Digital Tracklist:1. Ginger Bread Boy2. Children3. Marila4. Quarenta Graus A Sombra5. Ao Amigo Quartin Following the recent reissues of Jose Mauro’s Obnoxius, Piri’s Voces Querem Mate? and Victor Assis Brasil’s Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim, Far Out Recordings presents a second album from Victor Assis Brasil from the treasure trove of the Quartin Records catalogue, Esperanto. Over the course of the 1960s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label Forma, by artists including the likes of Eumir Deodato, Quarteto Em Cy, Baden Powell and...

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Piri | VocĂȘs Querem Mate? reissue

Piri | VocĂȘs Querem Mate? reissue

Following the recent reissues of Jose Mauro's Obnoxius and Victor Assis Brasil's Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim, comes Piri's VocĂȘs Querem Mate?, the third release in the gold mine catalogue of legendary producer Roberto Quartin's self-titled label. The first recording by the relatively unknown singer / songwriter Piry Reis is dreamy and ethereal, groovy Brazilian psych-folk at its finest. Reis has collaborated with greats like Egberto Gismonti and Robertinho Silva, and had his music performed by Celia, Charlie Haden and Jan Garbarek. His four solo albums are all rare as hen’s teeth and have been known to fetch a hefty bounty, but none...

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Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Victor Assis Brasil | Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim

Following the recent reissue of Jose Mauro's Obnoxius, the second release in the treasure trove of the Quartin catalogue, Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim, is set for a limited vinyl only release on 24th February 2017.  Unlike Jose Mauro, whose biography is almost completely shrouded in mystery, Victor Assis Brasil’s tragically short life is a better known story. He passed away aged just thirty-five, but by this point his status was already cemented as one of Brazil’s top players. Gifted his first saxophone by his aunt at the age of fourteen, his debut LP was recorded just four years later, alongside some mercurial...

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Jose Mauro | Obnoxius reissue

Jose Mauro | Obnoxius reissue

We're extremely excited to announce that we'll be reissuing the peerless and criminally undervalued Quartin catalogue, beginning with Jose Mauro’s forgotten masterpiece Obnoxius
BUY LP / CD / DIGITAL. “Amazing record. One of my top 5”  Floating Points “A holy grail”  Gilles Peterson "Beautiful Brazilian soul music with wonderful arrangements"  Antal (Rush Hour) Today, very little is known about Jose Mauro and as a result those searching for some kind of insight on the man behind the music must attempt to glean what they can from the music itself. One rumour claims he died in a car accident shortly before the album’s...

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