[ Mr Bongo / LP ]
Release Date: Friday 29 June 2018
Krishnanda is an album in the truest sense of the word - a spiritual, psychedelic Brazilian masterpiece from start to finish - celebrated by everyone from Seu Jorge and Kassin to Floating Points, Madlib, Quantic, Gilles Peterson and DJ Nuts. These days, originals change hands for thousands of dollars.
Pedro dos Santos, born in Rio in 1919, was a percussionist virtuoso, composer and inventor of instruments that apparently included oddities such as the 'Tamba' (electrified bamboo drum) and the mouth berimbau whistle. Nicknamed Perdo 'Sorongo' after the rhythm he invented, that features throughout 'Krishnanda'.
He worked with greats including Baden Powell, Elis Regina, Maria Bethany, Elza Soares, Sebastião Tapajós, Roberto Ribeiro, Milton Nascimento, Clara Nunes, Paul Simon and Arthur Verocai, playing on his legendary self-titled LP. In the same vein as Verocai and his self-titled LP, 'Krishnanda' was Pedro's chance to shine with his own, and only, solo recording.
Krishnanda was produced by Hélcio Milito, the drummer of Tamba Trio, and arranged by conductor Joppa Lins, and originally released in 1968 on CBS (Brasil).
"My favourite album of all time" - Quantic
A1. Ritual Negro
A2. Agua Viva
A3. Um So
A4. Sem Sombra
B1. Quem Sou Eu?
B2. Flor De Lotus
B3. Dentro Da Selva
B4. Desengano Da Vista