Picassos Falsos

Novo Mundo

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Picassos Falsos, one of the most talented of the many bands riding the wave of Brazilian rock in the '80s, disbanded in 1988 after only two albums, and surprised the public by releasing this comeback album in 2004. Though never really credited for it, Picassos Falsos were one of the first bands that successfully mixed rock with traditional Brazilian music styles. It is therefore natural that the obvious feature of Novo Mundo is the diversity of musical styles found in these 12 tracks. The base of it all is of course guitar-based rock, but it is mixed with samba on "Rua do Desiquilibrio," bossa nova on "Zig Zag 2," baião on "Presidente Vargas" and jazz on "O filme." There is of course plain guitar-based rock here, as for example, on "Eletricidade." Ismael Silva's "Me Diga Seu Nome," is the only track that is not a Picassos Falsos original. The overall result is a fine and unusual sounding rock album.

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