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NY-based Arto Lindsay's diverse career includes No Wave band DNA, Ambitious Lovers with Peter Scherer, acclaimed Brazilian-tinged pop records, and improvising with a great set of Downtown NY players, much of which is presented in this excellent cross-section of his work to date.
 

Lindsay, Arto
Encyclopedia of Arto [2 VINYL LPS]

Lindsay, Arto : Encyclopedia of Arto [2 VINYL LPS] (Northern Spy)

Label: Northern Spy    
Released in: USA    


"Since his infancy, spent mostly in Brazil, Arto has been absorbing the music that surrounded him and elaborating a synthesis between experimental music and pop music. His first group, DNA, along with Ikue Mori, Robin Crutchfield and Tim Wright, without ever publishing an actual album, has deeply influenced the New York and worldwide experimental music scene, helping bring about the No Wave movement, brought to light by a compilation produced by Brian Eno in 1978 and titled No New York.

As was clear from the innovative rhythmic elements already present in DNA, his Brazilian musical development already stood out in those years with Tropicalismo, Samba and Bossanova and with the Ambitious Lovers, the project which he gave life to in 1984 with the keyboard player Peter Scherer. No Wave and Post Punk were being enriched with Brazilian sonority such as Pagode and Bossanova which reached their heights in the cover of "Dora" by Dorival Cayimmi, an example of a popular Brazilian traditionshowing up for the first time in a musical contest, that being that of the alternative American music which, up until then, had been absolutely distant.

In this unique journey and in the many other collaborations with artists of varying extraction (from John Lurie and Marc Ribot to Ryuichi Sakamoto) and in important musical productions, (the most important of all being Estrangeiro in 1989, a turning point album in Caetano Veloso's artistic career) and reaching deserved recognition in 2002 with the victory of the Latin Grammy Award (for the production of Marisa Monte's record, Memorias, Cronicas e Declaracoes de Amor), these apparently contrasting elements permeated each other more and more, giving shape to the unmistakable style and creativity of Arto Lindsay.

The first LP which makes up Encyclopedia of Arto includes the tracks that Lindsay has chosen from his solo albums of the period between 1996 and 2004, "O Corpo Sutil", "Mundo Civilizado", "Noon Chill", "Prize", "Invoke" and "Salt", tracks that he wrote with exceptional travel companions like Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead), Marisa Monte, Caetano Veloso, Kassin, Vinicius Cantuaria, as well as the faithful Andrés Levin and Melvin Gibbs.

In the second LP we find a solo performance of Arto, voice and guitar, a naked, cutting sound where the vocal melodies and the atonal guitar playing manage to epitomize all his "musical poetics"; it's the essential Arto. Besides an unreleased track titled "Pony", we find tracks from the aforementioned solo albums, including covers of Prince and Al Green, which revolutionize the studio versions recorded on "Mundo Civilizado" . We also find unreleased covers by Chico Buarque and also of the tradition of carioca Samba "Maneiras" (lead to success in Brazil by Zeca Pagodinho) and of the Samba Reggae "O Mais Belos Dos Belos" of Bahia."-Northern Spy

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Product Information:

UPC: 703610876156

Label: Northern Spy
Catalog ID: LP-NS-055
Squidco Product Code: 20512

Format: 2 LPs
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: USA
Packaging: Double LP in a Gatefold Sleeve
Recorded at Pete's Candy Store In Brooklyn, NYC, on May 8th, 2012, by Hiroshi Sunairi.

Personnel:

Arto Lindsay-guitar, vocals

Amedeo Pace=guitar

Brian Eno-sonics

Davi Moraes-acoustic guitar, Surdo

Melvin Gibbs, bass, Surdo

Peter Scherer-keyboards

Ryuichi Sakamoto-keyboards-Andres Levin-keyboard, programming

Nana Vasconcelos-Repique, stand up kit

Stephan Gibbs-bass

Stephen Barber-keys, guitar

Skoota Warner-drums

Bob Malach-saxess, clarinets

Sandra Parks-violin

Sharon Yamada-violin

Robert Rinehart-viola

Allen Stepansky-cello

Vinia Mojica-additonal vocals
Marivaldo Paim-Surdo, Caixa

Marcelo Camelo, Felipe Pinaud-horn arrangements

Bidu Cordeiro-horns

Mauro Zacharias-horns

Jeferson Victor-horns

Vinicius Canuaria-guitar, percussion

DJ Spooky-additional samples

Nany Assis-percussion

Dougie Brown-additional keyboards, beats

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Track Listing:

LP1

1. 4 Skies 3:12

2. Simply Are 3:44

3. Illuminated 3:38

4. The Prize 4:01

5. Kind Of Bill 4:44

6. Child Prodigy 4:19

7. Ridiculously Deep 4:13

8. Complicity 4:08

9. Invoke 4:29

10. Reentry 3:35

11. Combustivel 4:59

12. Ondina 4:01

LP 2

1. The Prize 4:48

2. Privacy 2:07

3. Pony 3:08

4. Erotic City 4:31

5. Invoke 2:47

6. Maneiras 3:24

7. O Mais Belo Dos Belos 3:44

8. Garden Wall Of Guitar 1:16

9. Illuminated 4:15

10. Simply Beautiful 3:40

11. Estacao Derradeira 3:35

12. Wall Of Guitar 1:59