Antologia de Música Atípica Portuguesa (Anthology of Atypical Portuguese Music) is series of volumes focussing on new strains of Portuguese music with an (un)characteristic foot in the past musical traditions of the country, released by Discrepant Records. The aim being to re-evaluate its musical history, de-construct clichés and re-assemble preconceptions into a new and daring musical landscape.
Each volume will have a loose theme and will be comprised of Portuguese artists working on the fringes and not following obvious and commercial paths of musical homogenization.
Vol.1 explores “O Trabalho” (Work), various work songs both at land and sea are freely re-interpreted in a multitude of ways. Including the vocal tape deconstructions of Live Low, the ethereal pastoral drifts of Negra Branca (Marlene Ribeiro from Gnod), free jazz experimentations of EITR (Pedro Lopes & Pedro Sousa) as well as a very rare solo outing by one half of Yong Yong, Luar Domatrix (Rodolfo Brito). Also featuring on Vol1 are the digital vocal manipulations of Tiago Morais Morgado, visceral guitar exorcisms by Filipe Felizardo, Gonzo’s exoteric chants, Von Calhau’s mystic re-interpretations of lost pieces and an exclusive composition by musician and instrument builder Peter Forest (Pedro Silva) dedicated to a lost working man’s song, Maria Cavaca.