more from
Far Out Recordings
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Obnoxius

by José Mauro

/
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    180g Vinyl Long Playing (+ Obi strip)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Obnoxius via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      £20 GBP or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £7 GBP  or more

     

  • Compact Disc
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of Obnoxius via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

  • Test Pressing
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    White label TP. Limited edition of 5. Housed in a generic test pressing sleeve.

    *Test press of the 2016 issue

    Includes unlimited streaming of Obnoxius via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

1.
Obnóxius 03:50
2.
3.
Memória 02:28
4.
5.
6.
Talismã 02:48
7.
8.
Ancoradouro 03:06
9.
10.
Apocalipse 03:08
11.

about

Far Out Recordings presents the peerless and criminally undervalued Quartin catalogue, beginning with the reissue of Jose Mauro’s forgotten masterpiece Obnoxius. Over the course of the 60s, Roberto Quartin released more than 20 albums in Brazil on his label Forma, by artists including the likes of Eumir Deodato and Quateto Em Cy. Selling the rights of Forma to Polygram in 1969, Quartin struck out for pastures new at the dawn of the 1970s with the launch of his self-titled label. Significant works and high-water marks for Brazilian music overall followed in that decade’s first year, with Victor Assis Brasil Plays Antonio Carlos Jobim and the aforementioned Obnoxious. These singular gems in Brazilian music, difficult to categorise yet compellingly haunting, have for too long gone unheard.

A firm favourite amongst the likes of Madlib, J-Rocc, Antal, Gilles Peterson, and Floating Points. José Mauro’s mournful and melancholic vocals create a dark, brooding atmosphere that stands in contrast to the usual joyfulness and high-spirited rhythm of the more prominent Brazilian music of the era. Despite this air of foreboding, Mauro’s confident baritones, chord patterns and sumptuous arrangements have the ability to induce in the listener an almost trance-like state of ecstasy. Mauro’s long hidden masterpiece, a complex and uniquely stunning work is being offered the chance to be heard by the wider audience it has always deserved.

For many years it was presumed José Mauro was dead, based on false rumours and inaccurate speculation in blogs and comment sections. It wasn't until the 2016 reissue of Obnoxius that Far Out Recordings learned that Mauro was alive (now in his mid 70s) living a quiet life on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. After years of trying to track him down (with many twists and turns along the way), the label finally established contact with a close family member of José Mauro. This paved the way for the long awaited reissue of Mauro's second masterpiece from the Quartin catalogue A Viagem Das Horas, released in May 2021 with three previously unreleased recordings.

credits

released September 23, 2016

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

José Mauro Brazil

Under the gloom of Brazil's military dictatorship, the mysterious Brazilian genius José Mauro combined his interest in Candomblé with MPB, psychedelic folk and orchestral music. Expressing a spiritual response to the world he found himself in, the result was a sacrosanct, post-tropical music of pure transcendence. ... more

contact / help

Contact José Mauro

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like José Mauro, you may also like: