Fogo na Carne

by Zarabatana

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    Pre-order of Fogo na Carne. You get 6 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    releases July 14, 2017

      £4 GBP

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    This is a release of the 2015 edition with new artwork.
    Pro-duplicated cassette limited to 100 copies, half of which will only be available from the group and other distros. Comes with a download card.

    Includes digital pre-order of Fogo na Carne. You get 6 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases July 14, 2017
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    edition of 50 

      £5 GBP

     

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about

Zarabatana are a Portuguese trio based in Lisbon. Through an intense process of live improvisation and the exploration of various musical vocabularies they have crafted an unique brand of ritualistic free jazz, which they now present with "Fogo na Carne", the group's first release. The fiercely detailed and expressive rhythmic section of Carlos Godinho and Bernardo Álvares lay the ground for the spacious and meditative trumpet of Yaw Tembe across six diverse and evolving tracks. Expect to be absorbed by some archaic impulses of praise to flesh, earth and fire!

"Trumpet blows and squawks, bass plucks and pulls, and percussive patterns seem to go against one another, yet they build together, playing off each other perfectly. It’s easy to get a group of musicians together to make noise and press the record button. It is not so easy find a group of musicians who can do this with control and restraint, not to mention talent."
~ Tiny Mix Tapes

"(...) this little ensemble makes a surprisingly coherent din together: though this approach to jazz obviously loosens the constraints on each instrument, it’s the tangible hold of each player’s restraint that makes Fogo na Carne an almost supernatural listen."
~ Decoder Magazine

"Combine free jazz with world music and you’ve got the improvisational and tribal sounds of the Portuguese trio Zarabatana. A favorite listen this year from one of my favorite labels."
~ Guide Me Little Tape

"Even though Zarabatana’s Fogo na Carne was released all the way back at the beginning of 2015, it would be a shame to miss out on the Portuguese trio’s refreshing debut. Named after a blowpipe weapon, Zarabatana plays what the label describes as “a unique brand of ritualistic free jazz.” Live footage of the trio playing in paper masks seems to bear this claim out, as does all three members’ frequent use of a whole arsenal of percussion instruments, from tin cans and shakers to chimes and chromatic bells."
~ The Free Jazz Collective

"A música do trio Zarabatana apresenta-se como sendo “dirty garage world jazz”. À partida, parece um contrasenso, dado que as abordagens “garage” são específicas do rock e o que se define como “world jazz” é um jazz que procura mais claros enraizamentos etno do que aqueles que hoje contém. De um lado temos uma vertente urbana, ou talvez mais exactamente, suburbana, e do outro surge o apelo da floresta e da savana. Dir-se-ia que são mundos irreconciliáveis, mas quando ouvimos Yaw Tembe, Bernardo Álvares e Carlos Godinho tudo, subitamente, faz sentido.
Se a música sempre manteve um carácter ritualístico, ainda que os cerimoniais à volta da fogueira tenham dado lugar às festas solenes nos aposentos do rei e aos presentes espectáculos formais nos auditórios burgueses, o que os Zarabatana recuperam é o perdido sentido tribal que ela teve em tempos remotos. Este jazz com atitude punk é novamente uma acção para espantar os espíritos ou para os convocar. Uma reconciliação com o húmus e as estrelas, colocando-nos, a nós ouvintes, no eixo das forças que sobem e descem do céu e da terra. O que só quer dizer uma coisa: é importante."
~ Rui Eduardo Paes

"Herdeiros de um free-jazz-sem-merdas, os Zarabatana brincam
com a densidade das moléculas sonoras com a dedicação
de quem está convencido que os ritmos se coçam, estalam
e cospem. Surpreendentemente, apesar de não ser o seu objectivo,
Yaw Tembe, Bernardo Álvares e Carlos Godinho, saram mau olhado
e rejuvenescem a pele."
~ Zarabatana

credits

releases July 14, 2017

Zarabatana are:
Bernardo Álvares – doublebass, percussions
Yaw Tembe – trumpet, percussions
Carlos Godinho – drums, percussions

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Leonardo Bindilatti in 2013.
Artwork by C. Burius.

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