Atlantis: Vinyl LPMRBLP257
Label: Mr Bongo
Release Date: 3rd February
The richness of those strings, the brightness of cloud-dispersing horns and keys, the tropicalia warmth of the Brazilian funk with cinematic breaks. The kind of record that makes you feel like some 60s/70s Hollywood actor cooly and/or glamorously gallivanting up and down beaches and into the finest bars and restaurants on the bay.
For those who dig: Brazilian MPB, Arthur Verocai, luxury Jazz-Funk, Marcos Valle, Jose Mauro, David Axelrod...
'Atlantis' is a smouldering jazz-funk, cinematic excursion courtesy
of the Brazilian maestro, Daniel Salinas.
'Atlantis' is a smouldering jazz-funk, cinematic excursion courtesy of the Brazilian
maestro, Daniel Salinas. A conductor, pianist, arranger, and producer, he has
worked across several genres within Brazil’s rich musical tapestry, including the
Beatles-inspired Jovem Guarda movement, jazz-funk, and MPB to name just a few.
He featured on records by Franco, Célia, Perfume Azul Do Sol, Wilson Simonal, Juca
Chaves and a whole host of Brazilian greats.
Released in 1973 on Top Tape Records, 'Atlantis’, features one of Salinas’ best-known
recordings (at least in Europe), his much-loved interpretation of 'Also Sprach
Zarathustra’ entitled 'Straussmania’. It was inspired by Eumir Deodato's global hit of
the same year and went on to be adopted by various scenes becoming a classic
within rare groove circles as well as amongst breaks and beats diggers.
Other highlights include the only original Salinas composed track on the album;
the driving, orchestrated Brazilian groover, 'Baião', and an epic, head nod breakbeat
interpretation of Donovan's folky 'Atlantis'.
'Atlantis' was also issued by the American record label Cadet in 1974 with alternative
yellow sleeve artwork; this re-issue is a replica of the original Brazilian Top Tape
version from 1973.