2009-03-30

s/t [demo-EP] by O Passeio De Victor [1997]



O Passeio De Victor . s/t . OB/W97-003

1 - Mal
2 - Pedaços
3 - Estrada
4 - Um Passeio de Inverno Pelos Bosques e Cachoeiras de Paratinga
5 - A Prisão do Tempo e do Espaço
6 - A Idade da Razão

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(Portugues)
(Italiano)

This one is really old, one of the first Woodland’s releases…

O Passeio de Victor is the name of this side project from Sao Vicente (seacost of the province of Sao Paulo, Brazil) I ran for a short period whilst playing with the penultimate incarnation of Moonrise, that is between the end of 1996 and the end of 1997.
It consisted of a bunch of friends who were into literature (existentialism, Beat generation, North American Naturalism/Transcendentalism), cult movies, Tropicalia, Clube da Esquina, Bossa Nova, Legiao Urbana, Mangue Bit and Indie Rock.

These six songs are the only recordings by this project.
I recorded the drums for the first three songs in a studio, on my own, in a two hour period, using a cassette portastudio in a rehearsal room. Everything else was recorded at home.

I would like to paste here the original press release (all photocopied in that fanzine kind of appearance, of course), but I didn’t find it, so when I’ll find it I’ll update this post…



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http://www.myspace.com/passeiovictor

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Free MP3s on Last.fm

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Download it for free

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<a href="http://ob-w.bandcamp.com/album/o-passeio-de-victor">O Passeio De Victor by O Bosque / Woodland</a>
Buy it on ob-w.bandcamp.com (support DIY!)

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2009-03-24

amenic [LP] by Zanin [2009]



Zanin . amenic . OB/W09-010

1. DrocramA - 03:32
2. Porcaria (Muito Bem) - 04:05
3. Blue's Told Me - 03:25
4. Beep Bop - 05:12
5. Io Non So Parlare (Villafranca) - 03:06
6. Il Sacro Scemo - 02:08
7. Quando Percebi - 02:22
8. Vertigens - 02:47
9. Tra Là E Qua (Trae l'acqua) - 06:58
10. Bus(tle) - 08:06
11. Tom And The Terminals Beat Ben Heatrow Band Airlines - 02:29
12. RoadQuest - 03:14
13. Bye, Walden (bonus) - 03:55
14. Prugna (bonus) - 05:11
15. 4 Hours In Jail (bonus) - 02:53
16. Williams (bonus) - 02:59
17. Rapaziada (bonus) - 03:16
18. Ride (bonus) - 03:27

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(Portugues)
(Italiano)

I’d always avoided releasing this material, because:
1. I used to think I would be able to find the time to record and/or remix everything properly;
2. More than 70% of the tracks contain non-authorized samples (well, I’ve never asked authorization).

All the process of composition, sampling, programming and recording was done between 2001 and 2004, before I emigrated from Brazil.

Some notes/tags on the tracks:

1. I’d already hatched at that time that I would live in Italy. It’s a homage to Fellini and Bruno Zanin. My son Lauro sings in Italian, he was 6 years old. The bass line is a sample of Megssa’s voice on Magic Crayon’s Air Guitar Man, low-pitched.

2. The drums loops were taken from a Magic Crayon rehearsal, I was playing the drums to Fabio Barbosa in order to arrange a new song. The voice sampled was taken from a protest inside a protest. The story is long, if you can read Portuguese, here it is:
Mídia Tática Brasil - Casa das Rosas.

3. That’s Nick Drake voice, with a Carpenters sampled piano, Fabio Barbosa sampled drums and my son Lauro sampled bass picking. In the end it’s Chopin, all processed, of course.

4. Simple experiment with sequencing, synthesizing and vocoder and a processed lot of chords from an acoustic guitar cd-rom course.

5. Processed citar and guitars, synthesized bass, and samples of me talking on the phone to an Italian priest, my teacher of Italian and my ancestors town’s council answering machine. I was researching my ancestry and learning Italian.

6. The lyrics here are a Kerouac’s excerpt, which I translated into Italian.

7. The lyrics are by Fotograma’s Luiz Jr. I sung this immediately after waking up in the morning.

8. Carmela Toninelo’s lyrics I’ve turned musical. Pseudo folk with drum machine (!).

9. Venetian dialect inside my distant relatives’ friend’s car. It was during my first trip to Italy, he was going to take some friends and me for a ride to see a castle but the hangover from the previous night party was killing me, so… mission aborted. Various bits processed from ambient noises.

10. Oxford street, and then inside a bus going to Brixton, London. My first time there, with a MD recorder inside my pocket. Drums made with noise bits from the ambient.

11. Another one made with ambient recordings. Samples processed to create bits of noises. Analogy between the movie The Terminal and our situation: we lost our flight in Heathrow, passed the whole night there.

12. The guitar Isabel’s grandfather left her and I, with an open tuning, and a single note on the keyboard. And a processed sample of Miles Davis. No words in order to see the road.

13. Recorded in one night, after one of Fotograma’s recording sessions at my place. This was the first time I used a sequencer and a drum machine on the computer. It’s full of samples, like Pulp Fiction, Joao Gilberto, Chico Science, Shuggie Otis, John Peel and MC5. The keyboard was Luiz Jr’s. Yes, we have tried to play together a long time ago and we’ve made some good recordings (at least in my opinion they were), which were never released.

14. This is about booze. Italian Booze. There had been a party at my place and we’d drunk all available booze already when I decided to open the bottle of Prugna I’d brought from Italy. And it was devastating… Voice samples of an Interpol’s interview (“thank you”) and mostly of Italian kitschy-comedy movie Vacanze di Natale. Instrument samples of Teenage Fanclub and a Scandinavian band that I can’t recall now.

15. The drums and the bass were all one only processed sample of Amanda Humphrey’s Power of Love. The voices samples come from the movies Angel Heart and Oriundi. The marvellous yellow tremolo pedal I used to record the guitar was Luis’, of the band Os Espectros, with which I was playing at the time.

16. My homage to Dead Poets Society and Robin Williams, with a Radiohead-type bass line and an indiepop funk carioca flavor.

17. Bezerra da Silva, Sandy, Dr Pimpolho, REM, Go-Betweens and drums samples of me playing for band Abstrato, all together.

18. This Nick Drake’s version was originally recorded by Luiz Jr and me for Fotograma. I played the open tuning acoustic guitar and we played his keyboard and sung together. I took his voice out of the mix for this version.

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http://www.myspace.com/zaninmusic

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Free MP3s on Last.fm

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Download it for free

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Buy it on ob-w.bandcamp.com (support DIY!)

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2009-03-20

s/t [LP] by Barins [2009]



Barins . s/t . OB/W09-007

1 - Barins (mr80011Lmr80013R)
2 - False Alarm
3 - Play
4 - Pidgin Living (A Bar In My Head)
5 - Second Opinion
6 - World Trip Sponsorship
7 - Lambrusco
8 - One Hour
9 - I Am Not Patient
10 - Cleanup Employees Party
11 - Nordkinn Path
12 - Dog On Leef I
13 - Breezing
14 - Harmony Among People
15 - spidermanbordercontrolicecream
16 - Barins (mr80012Rmr80014L)

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(Portugues)
(Italiano)

This is my first effort as a musician since I came to live in England.

I played the drums and ‘sung’ on every song here.
The point here is having loads of fun, being ironic/sarcastic and enjoying booze. Well, except Larry, our 13 year-old guitar player (my son), who’s allowed to just a quick swig…


Barin is a real Italian surname and every member of the group has a fictitious (but inspired) name combined.
The major influences on the sound are The Fall, Modern Lovers, Ramones, Animal Collective, Guided by Voices, Velvet Underground and Pin Ups.




Here goes the beginning of the album liner notes:

Barins are a confraternity of lo-fi freethinking migrants.

This demo album is the result of their first - and for the time being, only - three recording sessions, held between December 2008 and February 2009.
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http://www.myspace.com/barinsgroup

Free MP3s on Last.fm

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Download it for free

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Buy it on ob-w.bandcamp.com (support DIY!)

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For the bands / artists

(Portugues)
(Italiano)

Do you have a band and want to promote it?
Here we go:
If you want to see your band's material here, all you have to do is to send it to me and hope I like it.

Write to bosquewoodland [at] googlemail [dot] com

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If you saw your band's (or label’s) material here and you don't want to see it here, all you need to do is writing me a polite e-mail and I'll take it off.
But if the record's here you need to know two things:
1. It's because it is (or was) available for free elsewhere (most probably by yourselves);
2. It's because I love the record and I wanted more people to listen to it.

How it works

(Portugues)
(Italiano)

It's pretty simple: I upload/release the records and you download/buy them.

Part of them can be downloaded for free.
Yes, for free.

But why would you pay for a record if you can download it for free?
The (in)famous question.
And I say you'd do it mostly to help me to keep it up.
I mean, seriously.
Of course there are other reasons, like the mp3 quality, extras, the artwork etc. But I would say that the main (if not only) reason for you to buy the record from me should be that since you really like it you want to support me to keep my work up and running.
I know, that’s not what happens in our every day’s life. In our every day’s life we buy things because we can’t do otherwise… But there's a few good examples I’d want to follow (and here you could think of Radiohead or Nine Inch Nails, but I tell you, there are so many more, among us…).

Ah, the prices will always be low.
But not because I think the material isn't worth more money, it's because I want to be reasonable, I really love every mp3 you'll download here, so I want them to get listened to.

No blame, no loss.
That's why I mainly chose the mp3 format.

Ok, that's it.
Feel free to comb!

Woodland is where I want to be

(Portugues)
(Italiano)

O Bosque / Woodland is a micro-label, purely DIY, originally created as a cassete label in Brazil during the 90s.
In the beginning it was a fanzine, about underground music, literature, movies and travel. The fanzine became a label, with which I released material of my own band among others. Later the label started to sell cdrs and distribute other labels as well.
The only proper CD release by the label was a compilation with Brazilian indie bands called Different Songs, in 1998. And it sold well (for an indie release in Brazil).
Then the label was frozen.

I've been playing music since I was 15 (a long time ago, believe me) but I've never made it as a living. I've been a music lover since I was 12 (ok, you know) and that's why I've always been disparately having diverse jobs in all these years, outside the music industry, just to preserve the best music could offer to me: pleasure, with freedom/autonomy.

One of these days I was reading an interesting article about the way things've been changing since the advent of internet, mp3 and networks/sharing programs.

After spending almost 5 years in Italy, I decided to move to the UK and resume my music-related activities.

This blog is the site for the renewed O Bosque / Woodland.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bosquewoodland
Last.fm: http://www.last.fm/label/O+Bosque+%2F+Woodland

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How it works

(Portugues)
(Italiano)

It's pretty simple: I upload/release the records and you download/buy them.

Part of them can be downloaded for free.
Yes, free.

But why would you pay for a record if you can download it for free?
The (in)famous question.
And I say you'd do it mostly to help me to keep it up.
I mean, seriously.
Of course there are other reasons, like the mp3 quality, extras, the artwork etc. But I would say that the main (if not only) reason for you to buy the record from me should be that since you really like it you want to support me to keep my work up and running.
I know, that’s not what happens in our every day’s life. In our every day’s life we buy things because we can’t do otherwise… But there's a few good examples I’d want to follow (and here you could think of Radiohead or Nine Inch Nails, but I tell you, there are so many more, among us…).

Ok, that's it.
Feel free to comb!

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