Friday 31 August 2007

Carlos Paredes - Movimento perpétuo (1971)



"Look at the photograph by Augusto Cabrita. In the left, accompanist Fernando Alvim, waiting for recording engineer to adjust the microphone for Carlos Paredes. There is no other album sleeve in the history of Portuguese music that documents with such an insight the sessions of a remarkable recording.[...]
'Movimento Perpétuo' seems to have been recorded in the open air. Throughout the entire album you can hear a sound that does not come from the guitar strings -- Paredes's own breathing. [...]
The faith in the power of the guitar. The belief in the independence of the performance (the quality that differentiated and projected Paredes beyond the Coimbra ballad). To this 'Movimento Perpétuo' adds spectacle, and the artistic creations of those he wrote for. Three pieces invoke dance: 'Danças Portuguesas nº2', 'Valsa', 'Variações sob uma Dança Popular'. As had already happened in 'Guitarra Portuguesa' [Paredes' previous album], the record ends with a vocal-less 'song', 'Canção'. Again we find a film by Paulo Rocha (in the two 'Mudar de Vida' pieces) and also we see the theatre ('António Marinheiro')." João Macdonald (from the 2003 reissue CD liner notes)

Carlos Paredes: Portuguese guitar
Fernando Alvim: classical guitar
Tiago Velez: flute ("Mudar de vida")

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6 comments:

arzan of the apes said...

If we can hear Paredes' breathing then, technically, there's voice on "Canção"...

Yea-ya-ya-ya-ah!

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. Many thanks for introducing this to me.
Huyp!

alex said...

i really love the quality of the recordings. on Danças Portuguesas Nº 2 the overtones sounds like strings...which record is this from ? because there is a 2 before every track, and i'd be curious to listen to the other records.
thanks.

refissa said...

great..

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