Premiere: Anno Luz – Por Quê

Courtesy of top-drawer selector and good friend John Goméz, we bring you a cut of 80’s Brazilian experimental folk, part of Music From Memory’s first ever multi-artist compilation, Outro Tempo: Electronic and Contemporary Music from Brazil, 1978-1992.

Painstakingly put together by Goméz over the last couple of years, the compilation explores the under-appreciated era between the fall of Brazil’s dictatorship and the early 90s as it began to become part of the globalised world. Many of the tracks are produced with early electronic production techniques alongside the more “classic” notions of Brazilian music, rooted in acoustic percussion, coming together with often strange and “other-worldly” results.

For our premier we have Anno Luz’s ‘Por Quê’ from 1988. To quote John Goméz – in an extended interview coming soon on the site – the original cover looks like “a shit house record”, but underneath you’ll find music that presents much of what the compilation has conceptualised. It sits in a strange grey area of music; elements that are recognizable, but as a whole, it is something new entirely.

Outro Tempo is released 20th Feb – pre-order from Juno or Rush Hour. Our next Infusions part sees MFM boss Jamie Tiller teaming up with John Goméz for a Brazilian excursion – tickets and info available from FB and RA.  

For more MFM on STW:
Diggers Directory: Jamie Tiller
Diggers Diretory: John Goméz


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