Itamar Assumpção

Bicho de Sete Cabeças, Vol. 3

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This is the third and last volume of Itamar Assumpção's unorthodox but brilliant Bicho de Sete Cabeças trilogy. Just as on the two first parts of the trilogy, Itamar Assumpção is joined by the female choir Orquídeas do Brasil -- essential in creating the typical atmosphere of the albums. As all tracks are highly enjoyable, it is difficult to point to any specific highlights. However Jards Macalé lends his vocals to the sad "Estropício" and Ná Ozzetti gives a soft and delicate touch to the beautiful "Quem Canta Seus Males Espanta," which makes these two tracks stand out from the rest. Itamar Assumpção himself assumes the foreground on the gentle and romantic "A Tua Boca," the dreamy title track "Bicho de Sete Cabeças," and also while humming the rhythmical poetry that constitutes the lyrics of "Vê Se Me Esquece." Orquídeas do Brasil, accompanied by a brittle flute, makes "Santo de Casa" yet another unique golden nugget to add to the collection. In short -- this is a fantastic album by one of the oddest and least known geniuses of Brazilian popular music.

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