Otro disco que pidieron hace mucho, Sandy resube un disco iconográfico del rock brasilero de los 70s.Y disfruten el álbum en este fin de semana largoque está bueno. Digno de ir cerrando otra semana llena de sorpresas y discos memorables.
Artista: O Terço
Álbum: Criaturas Da Noite
Género: Rock sinfónico
Artista: O Terço
Álbum: Criaturas Da Noite
Género: Rock sinfónico
Lista de Temas:
1. Hey amigo
3. Pano de fundo
4. Ponto final
5. Volte na proxima semana
6. Criaturas da noite
7. Jogo das pedras
1. Hey amigo
3. Pano de fundo
4. Ponto final
5. Volte na proxima semana
6. Criaturas da noite
7. Jogo das pedras
- Sérgio Hinds / Guitarras y voces
- Sérgio Magrão / Bajo y voz
- Luiz Moreno / Bateria y percusion
- Flávio Venturini / Piano, sintetizador, voz principal, viola
Cezar De Merces / percusión, voz
Marisa Fossa / voz
Rogerio Duprat / orquestación
Otro clásico (seguimos con los clásicos) de esta genial banda brasilera, en su (quizás) mejor trabajo, o al menos el más conocido.
Es un álbum sinfónico muy melódico y agradable. Uno de los discos progresivos primeros y más famosos de Brasil. Con composiciones ambiciosas y multicolor como "1974" que cierra el álbum, un trabajo fabuloso de Sergio Hinds en guitarras, canciones pegadizas y ricas melodías. Puedo oír los rastros fuertes de Focus (Sylvia) y Locanda Delle Fate progsters italiana aquí. ¡Qué pena para encontrar una pieza maravillosa de la música en medio de tanta mediocridad.
O Terço es una tremenda banda progresiva brasilera con una extensa discografia que parte en 1970. Su lider y fundador Flavio Venturini le dio una identidad muy especial al grupo al imprimir en los teclados y la voz un sello muy propio. Luego de varios discos bastante buenos entre 1970 y 1973, el exito de la banda llego con Casa Encantada y Criaturas Da Noite de 1974 y 1975, incluso curiosamente ambos discos fueron editados en Chile. En vivo son destacables, les recomiendo si no lo han bajado aun el concierto en Londrina que ya subimos. Disfruten de este uno de los mas notables discos de esta treneda banda brasilera.En Busca del Tiempo Perdido
Criaturas Da Noite -la tercera producción de O Terço- se rige como una exquisita pieza de prog sinfónico en donde las incursiones de Jazz y Rock pesado manifiestan sus encantos en los surcos, aquí la banda se aleja un poco de sus sonidos “primarios” y se yergue bajo una performance madura y estilizada en donde se pueden apreciar arreglos de fantasía, bellas melodías y estilizados cambios de tiempo, sin duda alguna un álbum que sobresale dentro de la rica fauna progresiva de Brasil. La banda demuestra su encanto al manifestar un sello personal, la base instrumental logra producir momentos brillantes, aunque en ciertos puntos se torno floja y pierde un poco de“sustancia”, sin embargo, la banda suelta todo su potencial para este álbum, asi pues Criaturas Da Noite se convertie de una u otra forma en una agradable experiencia para sus oídos proghead.El ataque del Mothman
Este es uno de los raros casos donde una banda progresiva "pega" un hit no solo artísitico sino también comercial (ya algo rarísimo) nada menos que en su propio país (acá ya estamos en un echo casi imposible) dejando de lado eso de "nadie es profeta en su tierra" y cuyo caso más cercano parecería ser el de Magenta en Inglaterra. Por supuesto la banda pasó a tener un nivel profesional a nivel internacional luego de este suceso.
O TERÇO is doubtlessly the most important symphonic band in the Brazilian scenario, and I'm quite sure that they are also important in the continental range (I put things in the present tense, 'cause they are still ACTIVE). The original line-up grouped in 1968 and since the beginning they did art-rock and although they grabbed influences from Procol Harum, Moody Blues, late Beatles, etc, the main fuel came from their proper country, be it popular or folk or even experimental and avant-garde. They were very original, if you consider the real time, and influenced many other prog acts, since they were heard in many parts of Latin America and Europe too, hence they need to be more recognized and appreciated as bulwarks of the prog-rock.Atkingani
That said, after a 3-year hiatus, in 1975, they released "Criaturas Da Noite" which happens to be their magnum opus and with at least 2 noticeable features:First, a different line-up, led by the omnipresent Sergio Hinds and adding the figure of Flavio Venturini, who proved to be an asset to the band, with his tangible lyrics, fine keyboard playing and brilliant singing ability - one of the most tuned voices amid all Brazilian singers. O TERÇO, a band always very concerned in the singing section reached then an impressive paramount; and Second, the incredible deed, certainly dubious for some prog-heads, of hitting three tracks on the parade. What? Well, follow me.
'Hey, amigo', the first track in the album, was one of the mentioned hits, a nervous and swung hard rock that was a fine choice to open the can. The folk 'Queimada' did also the parades and what a nice melody it is, provided with heart-of-the-country guitars and soft and catchy vocals.
'Pano de fundo' starts album's middle-section with powerful playing and singing, soon softened with the mellow and romantic 'Ponto final', an intermezzo before the rockabilly 'Volte na próxima semana' begins, with its funny and amusing tunes.
'Criaturas da noite', the third hit of the album is the most beautiful track heard here, a dreamy and unique song - what a majestic vocals and mesmerizing tunes! Truly unforgettable. 'Jogo das pedras' is a neat and exquisite short song that prepares the ground for the mini-epic '1974', a rare and splendid work, one of the best prog songs ever produced in Brazil. Think in all good things our beloved genre can produce, do you? You'll find them all waiting for you in '1974', a year to last forever for the band.
As soon as the album is fading a feeling with a blend of joy and sadness passes by the spine. was it real or another dream? Even not being exempt of certain flaws, "Criaturas Da Noite" is a definitive landmark in the band's catalog and mainly in the entire Brazilian prog-rock landscape, hence an incontestable masterpiece.
One of the most important albums in Brazil´s prog music. O Terço was, up till then, considered a good rock band by critics and public, but not outstanding. With Criaturas da Noite everything changed. Gone were the primitive recordings and the basic rock format. Now the band has a permanent keyboards player (Flávio Venturini) and a new bassist (Sérgio Magrão). With that line up they´d record their best albums ever and would produce some of the best prog rock songs of the 70´s brazilian scene.Tarcisio Moura
Criaturas da Noite showed the many faces of this talented outfit: straight rock songs (Hey Amigo, Volte na Próxima Semana), Folk rock (Queimada, Jogo Das Pedras), symphonic prog (1974, Pano De Fundo, the title track) and even an interesting instrumetal tune (Ponto Final). The musicians were very talented and skilled (everybody in the band wrote songs and all the members sang lead and harmony vocals). With no fillers and done with passion and skill, the album was, deservely, a massive hit at the time. Even the production was superb for a third world country at that period.
Introducing some new elements like the brazilian viola (a 10 string acoustic guitar, not the classical instrument) to their sound, it gave a brazilian country feel on some songs, something quite unusual until then. That feature would be further explored in their next album, Casa Encantada, but that´s another story. For the progheads, this is the album to look for if you´re interested in the evolution of Brazilian prog scene in the 70´s.
A classic, a masterpiece. At least for us, in Brazil. You should listen and judge for yourself. For its beauty, novelty and importance, 5 stars, no less.
Hey! Amigo Magrão destructive of low at the beginning, the sound of the typical 70's Prog, but done in Brazil. Beautiful. The guitars are sensational, the timbre of the vocals and keyboards duplicates (Brazilian Progressive's common practice). The second most Rok 'n' Roll is dancing to the marrow. Strangers in voice tones are added to the end of the chorus and then presents in Hinds with a wonderful solo with his guitar SG that everything will go beautifullyDiego Camargo
02. Queimada The side of the folk group first appeared, the vocals make a duplicate of fire and guitar tone. Violas and guitars take care of everything as only those who understand the things do. Soil and folks singing voice on freedom of dust in the wind. Need more?
- 3.44 With a Q of Black Sabbath (in the dark), starts with a riff and a strange body giving a strange tone, but the vocals come to get a completely different face, that follows the chorus in giving joy to the song, we get back to you point zero (love those inclined.) Then Santana in the vein, the soil is highly swayed from Hinds, next course, the basic rhythm of the song, the final part is a cheap.
04. Ponto Final Linda structure of piano, which is being built next to the vocal (which is lacking in the current rock focus more on vocals as it was before, the thing of coral), the synthesizer married almost perfectly with the low ground, the battery in and worked wonderfully well and the foundations cadences (and sometimes distorted) give the feel of this instrumental major. The last part and that classical piano and the timbre is below Locanda Delle Fate (band of Italian symphonic prog) in the latter, pretty substantially.
05. Volte Na Próxima Semana This here is my friend ROCK, riff, tons of them, organ, bass and drums playing together, and singing an ad Sergio Hinds and hippie nonsense (but wonderful) highly Hard Rock, actually the heavier of the disc. Listen at maximum volume.
06. Criaturas Da Noite If the Rosary can 'borrow it' the name of his next album (Casa Encantada - 1976) of the Houses Of The Holy Led Zeppelin, Kiss also did the in his Creatures Of The Night (1982)! Creatures of the Night is one of the most beautiful things in our rock. Vocal on the piano for Venturini, and orquestrações the GRANDE Rogerio Duprat (who died a little over a month). It is purely beautiful, with a beautiful letter, worthy of further study, and want to know, just listen and feel, you do not need more than that.
07. Jogo Das Pedras Oh, how I love this song, it has a melody that I try to take the guitar (laughs), a low mark. The staff singing (all by the way) about the uncertainties of life, is that you can throw a rock without the high it hit you? It is possible or not, that the fate (or whatever the worth, I do not believe it is well) gives us a path or take it in our hands. Then one of great guitar solo, Sergio is one of the great from 6 strings that keep on forgetting.
08. 1974 This here is classic baby. This music is pure and progressive symphonic feeling, in a season that was nothing too compose and record a sound of more than 12 minutes and instrumental .... beautiful, which arouses many feelings at once, you do not typically lose 5 minutes in the refrigerator open mind in life? So, lose a little more thinking about the life of 10 to the sound of the soundtrack of the century ... 1974! (Even after 32 years. The music is timeless, you know that the other thing is?) Challenge you are (as) to contradict me, because for me hit the front quelquer cm sound gringo!
Creatures of the night! I bought the CD in one of editions made by EMI, very cool, sound remastered from 1st Capinha well done (I missed the letters, but ...) and paid a trifle for $ 15! As the phonographic market in Brazil is stingy! Because I'll buy a new disc for $ 40, if I can take the third at home for less than half the price ??!!! Brazil nonsense that we live.
O TERÇO started life playing straight rock and pyschedelic rock, introducing elements of Progressive Rock in the second album. For this third album two of the previous three group members changed, keyboard player Flávio Venturini joined to make it a foursome, and the group - all talented musicians it should be said - produced its first classic album, a big hit in Brazil. Although the last track '1974' - an instrumental if one discounts the occasional vocalisations - is the highlight of the album in Progressive Rock terms, I find the other tracks very pleasant indeed; this is Brazil, sun and the '70s put to rock music. I like the light, carefree feel of the tracks and the way some incorporate Brazilian rural and popular music styles (even a samba beat on occasion), straight rock and Progressive Rock. And thank goodness the singing is in Portuguese.Fitzcarraldo
Here's a rundown of the tracks:
'Hey Amigo': Early 1970s-style simple rocker, but not bad for it - good, in fact. A foot-tapper and the band's anthem ("Hey friend, sing the song with me").
'Queimada' (burnt): Some lovely, upbeat Brazilian-style acoustic guitar. A bouncing melody, with Brazilian rural influences and happy-sounding vocals. Nice one!
'Pano De Fundo' (backdrop): More Progressive Rock-sounding than the previous two tracks, this pleasing song rocks along nicely. Near the end it changes style and reminds me a little of the music of SANTANA.
'Ponto Final' (final point): Another Progressive Rock-sounding number. Apart from the vocalisations this is a laid-back instrumental, and a very pleasant one too, with some nice electronic keyboards and piano. Good melody.
'Volte Na Proxima Semana' (come back next week): Another simple rocker along the lines of 'Hey Amigo', although sounding more 1960s than 1970s. It's a bit of a head-banger. An OK song, but no masterpiece.
'Criaturas Da Noite' (creatures of the night): Another of the band's hits. This title track starts nicely with calm piano and high-pitched vocals. It has a rather 1960s pop-style melody, with backing strings. A simple enough song but I find this very pleasant, and it gets more complex and classical-sounding about two-thirds of the way through. Sunshine Prog?
'Jogo Das Pedras' (game of the stones): Another track with acoustic guitar and with a nice, upbeat melody that reminds me of Brazilian rural music. A lovely, sunny feel to the music and a catchy tune. Another 'Sunshine Prog' number.
'1974': Tinkling piano starts off this 12-minute Progressive Rock masterpiece. I really enjoy this one. There are some vocalisations but, to all intents and purposes, it's an instrumental. Again, it's 'Sunshine Prog', with a light, breezy feel and lots of melody. There's even a brief samba beat at one point, which works perfectly with the keyboards and guitar and does not feel at all out of place. A high point of the genre in my opinion, which should be heard by all lovers of Progressive Rock.
If you want moody, profound, complex Progressive Rock then look elsewhere, but if you want Progressive Rock that makes you hum along and feel good (not to mention want to get out into the sunshine) then this is definitely worth adding to your collection. It's so consistently enjoyable that I'd be tempted to award it 4.5 stars if such a thing were possible, but I'll settle for 4 (Excellent addition to any progressive music collection). Highly recommended if you're willing to try something different to the usual European/North American fare.
By the way, the LP was re-released on LP under the title "O Terço" instead of "Criaturas Da Noite" and with a different cover: a photo of the band on stage, with the front showing Sérgio Magrão and Luiz Moreno's drum kit. The tracks were the same as on "Criaturas Da Noite", though. The cover of the copy-controlled 2003 "2em1" (two LPs on one CD) CD from EMI Brazil shows the cover of the re-released LP plus the cover of "Casa Encantada". N.B. The 2003 "2em1" CD was a different release to the 1999 "DOIS EM UM" (two in one) CD containing both "Criaturas Da Noite" and "Casa Encantada". Unlike the 2003 release, the 1999 release did not have copy-control software on it. Confused? I don't blame you! Anyway, whether you buy the 1999 'two LPs on one CD' or the 2003 'two LPs on one CD', you get the same tracks, although the latter installs software on the hard disc if you play it on a PC or Mac. It doesn't stop you ripping the tracks to MP3 for your portable player, though.
O Terço was one of the most important Brazilian rock bands of the '70s. Putting together several different styles like gutsy rock & roll, prog rock, folk rock, heavy metal, and funk, the group formed in 1968 continues to survive, and is always centred on guitarist Sérgio Hinds. The first formation of O Terço aslo had Vinícius Cantuária as drummer, who later began working as a composer and solo artist. The group released its first LP in 1970 but had its apex in 1975 with their third album, Criaturas da Noite, which had arrangements by Rogério Duprat and sold 500,000 copies. During that period, the group's formation included Sérgio Magrão and Flávio Venturini, who left it in 1979 to form the 14 Bis. In the '80s, O Terço started to perform in the U.S. and Europe. As a result, the group's work is more popular abroad than in Brazil. In 1994 the group recorded Live at the Pallace, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra, conducted by Rogério Duprat.Orexis Of Death
Quizás uno de los álbums infaltables para armar una colección de álbums clásicos del progresivo mundial. Aunque a decir verdad a mí, en lo personal, no sea un álbum que me alucine ni me vuelva loco, pero es un clásico, y como todos los clásicos no se critican, solo se disfrutan.