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Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes

1968

Os Mutantes

Album Summary

Os Mutantes is the debut album by the Brazilian tropicalia band Os Mutantes. It was originally released in 1968 by Polydor and blends traditional Brazilian music styles with American and British psychedelia. The album includes a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' "Once Was a Time I Thought", translated into "Tempo no Tempo", and a cover of "Le premier bonheur du jour", previously recorded by Françoise Hardy. It was reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's (and Polydor's) parent company, Universal Records. The album has received critical acclaim around the world, and was put at #12 on Mojo magazine list of "50 Most Out-There Albums of All Time". It appears at number 9 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 greatest Brazilian albums of all time. It is also listed at 39 on Rolling Stone's "Top 40 Stoner albums". It also appears at number 9 on the Rolling Stones's 10 Greatest Latin Rock Albums of All Time.

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Rating

2.94

Votes

4159

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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5

A surprising find; an classic psych album I had missed and probably dismissed at some point because it wasn't in English. Right up my alley musically. I only wish I could understand the lyrics

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5

I listened to this album twice. The first time I quite enjoyed it but felt it was one of those albums that needs to be given more time to grow on me. The second listen opened up some of the melodies and rhythms and allowed me to pick apart some of the various styles and influences. Overall, I think that this album is criminally overlooked. We would do well to get outside of our Anglo-American concentration and see how what we are familiar with influences and has been influenced by what we are not familiar with.

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5

This is one of those albums that makes you stop and wonder “where have you been all my life”. Every song get more interesting as you listen harder. Really superb arrangements and instrumental/production choices lead to an amazing psych rock album. I’ll definitely be listening to this again- and I’m ashamed to have never heard of it until now. Into the Brazilian psych rock rabbit hole I go!

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4

This is the kind of weird shit I signed up for

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5

I love this record. It's super psychedelic. I bought a reissued vinyl of this last year. I got into them when a current band I like (Chicano Batman) name-dropped them. It's really pretty music with some crazy production. I think this is a group of artists - not really a traditional band. Which is also cool.

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4

Feeling like im in a Mexican restaurant

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4

Weird and wonderful quirk factory. The Cuica is fast becoming one of my favourite instruments.

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4

Many people would be surprised at how open Brazilian musicians are to fusion with different styles. When I travelled to Brazil over the years I was fortunate to befriend a couple of music buffs who took me to some excellent concerts that demonstrate the wide variety of sounds. So the fucked up distorted riffs fused with samba in A Minha Menina seem par for the course. Some of this LP is wacky and wonderful while other bits are completely ridiculous. In the latter category is Ave Genghis Khan. It is so disjointed with insane riffs and I get the sense that even if I knew Portuguese the lyrics would still be meaningless. The name Ave Genghis Khan is ridiculous enough to make me rewind to Track 1. I love this album! 

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4

What a joy! I see multiple plays of this album in my future. Could eventually see myself going back and bumping this one up to a 5, but I can't just hand out 5's like they're tic tacs.

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3

This album was really out there, psychadelic Brazilian folk music and I hear influences from the Mamas and the Papas, Zappa and Beatles. This one is quite dense and very inventive so I think it will get even better with repeated listenings.

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3

Very 60s, I liked some of the songs. It sounded a bit Sgt. Pepper's-esque. Good background music but a bit too psychedelic depending on the mood.

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3

I like it for it's progressiveness. It's an incredibly forward thinking album and should most definitely be put on a shelf next to Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's, but that being said, the language barrier as well as some of the more avant-garde parts distance me from liking as much as I think I should. Highlights: 1, and 8.

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2

Odd but not necessarily in a good way

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2

Wasn't high enough for this one

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1

This is so dated and not in a good way. Too late for a first listening. Points for originality, but way too busy and all over the place. That was probably the point but just seems annoying to me. Nice song titles.

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5

Fantástico, produção incrível, especialmente pra época. Uma mistura de rock, psicodelia, pop, lirismo... PROG excelente

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5

Fun and funky!

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5

La fusión que podría esperar de brasileños con lo psicodélico, experimental, ¿qué género es esto? La verdad es que la pasé bien, lo escuché dos veces y la segunda se me hizo más divertido, hay muchos sonidos por acá y de repente hasta parecen canciones de un musical. Es como un disco lúdico, pero visto en su momento, no sé qué tanto se sentía así o si era realmente serio. Sin duda, tengo un sesgo porque me emociona que nos toque algo que no está en inglés y de los sesenta, pero pues qué buena música nos tocó. Mis favs: "A Minha Menina", "Adeus Maria Fulô" y "Trem Fantasma". 9.5/10

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5

4.7 + The breadth of experiments with sound and the depth of playfulness, is what made this album an instant favorite, and which rewards frequent returns.

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5

This is great! Really enjoyed it, would like to have it on while sipping a beer in the hammock

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5

Loved it. listened to it......then immediately listened to it again

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5

Chingón.

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5

świetny album, im dłużej go słuchałem to coraz bardziej mi się podobał, super brzmienie, bardzo ciekawe instrumentarium, wpadające w ucho melodie, nietuzinkowe wokale i oryginalna zabawa muzyką, na pewno będe do niego wracał. Baby, senhor F i le premier bonheur du jour chyba moje ulubione tracki

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5

A pretty awesome album. Breath of fresh air. Pretty sure they are singing in Portuguese, so that’s cool. And the instrumentation is everything

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5

orgulho brasileiro totalmente inusitado

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5

Tribalismo lisérgico, guitarras distorsionadas y rotura con la tradición brasileira. Pop y samba retrofuturistas con la única ambición de empatar y hacerte volar. Alucinante en todos los sentidos.

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5

Maravilhoso!!!

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5

Batshit crazy. And awesome. Like the soundtrack to some bananas euro-arthouse movie you keep falling asleep in.

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5

OBRA PRIMA PORRA

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5

5/5. Musically innovative and wild and very ambitious for its time. Couldn’t ask for more 👍

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5

Really fun and unique album.

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5

Being in Portuguese I didn’t understand the lyrics. But if they are half was decent this is the best psychedelic rock record I’ve heard.

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5

Me re sorprendió esto 😮 enseguida lo volvi a escuchar.

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5

Una pasada.

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4

Weird as hell but it's cool

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4

Fav Song: Trem Fantasma

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4

Weird and charming. Feels like a hidden gem.

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4

one word Wednesday: Weird.

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4

קסום rock latin נהדר נהנת

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4

Freue mich, das entdeckt zu bekommen. Wäre dafür gern 25 Jahre jünger, mit weniger Terminen und mehr einen sitzen. Ganz geiler Scheiss auf jeden Fall, und für mich auch deutlich spannender und lustiger als vieles von den deutlich bekannteren Contemporaries aus den Kulturhegemonen UK und USA. Bunt schillernde 3,6 Sterne

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4

Siempre son refrescantes estos descansos del anglocentrismo de esta lista. Variaciones chidas entre desorden, ruido y vocales limpios. Me gustó la verdad, sobre todo O relogio, con sus variaciones repentinas de mood; y Bat Macumba, Le premier du jour porque parece que apartir de ahí la cordura se va perdiendo en el disco y Ave Gengis khan que finaliza medio frenética.

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"Mas as pessoas na sala de jantar São ocupadas em nascer e morrer" (Panis et circenses) "Você precisa saber da piscina Da margarina, da Carolina, da gasolina Você precisa saber de mim" (Baby) Pues todo bien por aquí

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4

This was cool as hell, feels like dropping an alka seltzer into a cocktail

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4

Very cool, like a psychedelic mixtape. Some insane Oboe and Bassoon playing too.

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4

One word Wednesday: FuzzyCoolPortugeseChoirBoyPsychedelia. (Is that one word?)

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4

Lekker experimentele rock. Hou ik wel van

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4

The Brazilian Velvet Underground & Nico anyone? I really enjoyed the oddity of this.

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4

Look, we all know Robert Plant's favourite from this is "baby"...that's a given. I thought it was pretty cool.

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4

I liked some of this alot. A little too meandering in the track list but lots of good stuff.

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4

I definitely like this one. This is the kind of album I came here for. I’ve heard of it, but never listened to it for whatever reason. But what a beautifully bizarre album. This is another band that I’m aware of, yet have never listened to. Well, I’m about to get more familiar with them. Or at least a little bit, I don’t know, I don’t have the longest attention span. But this one’s great

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4

Muy interesante pero muy estraño

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4

Idk what they're saying but I can keep grooving to this. It has that "oh this has definitely been in a lot of movie soundtracks" quality to it. Timeless and boppin'

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4

In a strange psychedelic samba way, I liked this album!

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4

These songs are built on a 60's pop/rock core, but tons of experimental engineering which makes it a wild listen. Sometimes the recording sounds amazing---sometimes more of a miss. Sometimes very hectic, but lots of variety in the compositions. There's also a Brazilian flavor here---it doesn't come through on every song, but fun when it does. 1. Fun, upbeat. wacky breakdown. 2. Woah: When the fuzzy guitar comes in 3. I love the guitar at the beginning of this song too. This one is a welcome slow-down, with a busy break in the middle. 4. Starts with fun bird sounds/is that a bottle cap? Then monkey noises? A jungle jam for sure. 5. The full organ and voice contrasts nicely with the guitar, which sounds like it's being played through a broken pocket radio. ... 8. Reminds me of a Zombies song with samba-sort-of twist 9. This is a great song. Weird, slow, fun intro to something totally different. Catchy. 10. Awesome clarinet. 11. Best song on the album? Love the drums. Love the riff. Love the organ. Love the guitar solo. Score: 4 - loved it

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4

Thoroughly enjoyed their flare, especially with the Spanish vocals. Loved it, but 5 stars feels like a high bar that I’m not ready to dish out.

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4

Weird psychedelia that manages to stay fresh for the whole album, though isn't exactly polished. 7

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4

8/10. I'm hearing a lot more circus than bread in the first track, but maybe the lyrics I don't understand balance that out. Overall a fun album to listen to, I like that they changed up the pace a lot.

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4

such a strange album! i liked how much variety there was, and i really loved some of these tracks. i think it suffered a lot from poor mixing, and at times the distorted guitar was a bit grating. 8/10

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4

Very experimental and needs time to get used to. Weirdly catchy. It's quite a cohensive album so it's hard to pinpoint a favourite song because the songs blended together for me and I can't remember which song was which. Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour is a tentative favourite for now. It was also difficult to know when one song ended and the next began simply because for some of the songs like Panis Et Circenses the first half of the song sounds very different to the second half. The distorted guitar (or whatever the instrument is) was a bit jarring at times.

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4

Well this was fun. Very entertaining. All kinds of styles and a kitchen sink of sounds but always delivered with a wink and a smile. Much the same as when I first heard, Histoire de Melody Nelson thus us one that will get multiple listens. 4 🌟

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4

Fun album but unlikely I'll find myself back here again

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4

Really cool flair. Could have come out last year and I wouldn't be surprised.

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4

I’ve got a soft spot for Brazilian music. Doesn’t get much funkier, for sure.

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4

Thats a good 1968 album 😀

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4

Absolutely enjoyed this and had never heard it before. A few of the songs sounded like proto-Stereolab

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4

At first I was like wtf, I'm not gonna listen that, but I gave it a go and boy oh boy this was gold

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4

Reminded me a lot of the Beatles, even though it wasn't in english. Pretty fun music. No recognized songs

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4

Enjoyable psychedelia/experimental, and compared to Caetano Veloso, this is more my speed in regards to the Tropicalia movement.

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4

Music for a fever dream. I love this. It’s definitely not something to dive into every day, but it is absolutely perfect for when this kind of mood strikes.

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4

Sweet, french film on a beach vibes

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4

I think I got one of the weirder albums on this list because I haven’t heard anything like this before. It felt like the experimental Spanish version of psychedelic music and it felt totally unique. Based off music alone, this is a 3 but the sheer uniqueness makes it a 4. Fav: a minha menina

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4

Wacky psychedelic Latin album. At first listen, I thought it was all over the place and I did not like it and was glad when it was over. At second listen, I still thought it was all over the place, but I enjoyed it a lot more and at times could not suppress a stupid smile appearing on my face. I'm confused.

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4

Liked it towards the end much more than when I started it. Didn't think I was enjoying it and then found myself nodding my head and tapping my foot by mid album. Need to learn Spanish.

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4

More than just a Brazilian style Beatles and psychedelic 60’s rip off, this album is all sorts of charming weird and wonderful.

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4

Really enjoyed this. Knew a couple of songs (A Mina Mehnina & Bat Macumba) but great to hear the whole album. This demonstrates just why Sgt Pepper is cited as such an influential album. A lot of the sounds, styles and even the cabaret wackiness are all borrowed from that album. Particularly the horns of Panis. The Beatles’ previous works, particularly Revolver’s staccato fuzz guitars can be heard here too. All this is filtered through a Brazilian sensibility, taking it somewhere else entirely in places. The album sounds like it was a lot of fun to make, and a great example of world psychedelia of the time, and just how big that genre's influence was.

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4

its spanish but it sounds like a 60s softrock band, and 60s spanish music and it has some intersting sounds in it that remind me of more electronical influences so its quite an intersting album. pretty good for it's era

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4

Rating: 8/10 Best songs: A minha menina, Bat macumba, Trem fantasma

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4

Glad there are more Latin music coming up~

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4

The 32nd album proposed by "1001 albums generator" is the first one that doesn't come from the Anglo-Saxon world, and I will possibly wait a very long time before an Italian or Ethiopian production appears. This project should be called "1001 Anglo-Saxon Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" (maybe "only" 950 albums would remain). Indeed, the British and United States pop music has had a tremendous influence on the international production. This Os Mutantes album provides a good example of that, as much of its songs are deeply influenced by 60s Anglo-Saxon music. But what makes Os Mutantes interesting is the absorption of those codes by the Brazilian tradition, giving us a "mutant" music that can only enrich popular music.

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4

Not heard before. Excellent. Brazilian to its core, but with influences from the US and UK.

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4

60's garage rock blended with brazilian music. This album sounds like The Velvet Underground and The Beatles went on a trip to São Paulo and got incredibly stoned to the extent that they forgot who they are. This album may appear like it loses structure all the time, but I am really fond of this chaotic energy. Needed this. Thanks to this project, I found about this gold of an album.

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4

Freaky Brazilian psychedelic pop jams, a genre which surely sounds one of the coolest on earth. The album itself is pretty cool, but am I enthusiastic for it? One question: does anyone really find it that freaky? Its unconventionality felt predictable. Maybe I'm inured to psychedlic oddness, but I wasn't remotely as startled as I had come to expect from reading accounts of this album. This isn't a failing per se (novelty isn't inherently better or worse than caution aesthetically), but I would suggest that either the psychedelights of this album have been superceded by later sonic experiments, or that critics have overstated this album's strangeness because it's all in foreign. This is not to disparage the album; it's worthy of your time, and you should find much to like on it. But I can't say it's seismic enough for a full 5 stars. A worthwhile curio.

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4

First time listening and this is an oddity that I have never heard before. I wish I spoke Portuguese as if the lyrics are as intriguing as the music this is a cracker! Favourite Tracks "Senhor F" "A Minha Menina""Bat Macumba" and "Ave Genghis Khan" Brilliant stuff and why I love this site so much, this is rightfully on the list.

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4

Really interesting tunes from another band I didn’t know.

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4

yep that's psychedelia all right

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4

This is an interesting album, psychadelic rock mixed with Latin music and instruments. It's nice when something unfamiliar comes up on this list, and this album is something I definitely never would have come across if not for doing this. Very unique, and an interesting listen but not something I would put on repeat.

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4

60s commune vibes—in Portuguese! It’s all there: fuzzy guitars, Hammond organ, lyrics in reverse, tambourine, quirky co-ed group. 3 or 3.5 stars, but rounding up to 4 for the fun factor.

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4

Ideias com qualidade e força musical para sintetizar um contexto importante.

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4

This is the Brazilian Sgt. Pepper. Best Songs: A Minha Menina, Sonhor F, Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour, Tempo No Tempo, Bat Macumba Worst Songs: Baby, Ave Gengis Khan

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4

A lot of fun

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4

I had no idea what to expect with this one. But I must say I generally liked it. There were a few patches were I wasn't really there for it, but then the next song would come on and I'd be right back into it.

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4

Wow, ça c’est différent. Ça sonne comme un train qui est constamment sur le point de dérailler, mais qui reste toujours à peu près sur les rails. Belle fusion de musique brésilienne et de rock psychédélique.

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4

Now this is some Brazilian music I can get behind. It's political, it's weird and it's cool. Well worth a listen. Best Tracks: A Minha Menina; Baby; Bat Macumba

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3

Unique and flavorful, if not a bit chaotic at times. 3.5, not quite a 4 yet.

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3

classic Brazilian psych rock. pretty decent.

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3

I think I had a stroke. Can't tell if I liked it or not.

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3

Really liked this, and sounded really familiar

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3

Bijzonder album, heeft wat elementen van de beatles en psychedelische muziek

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3

Finally, something new and interesting! Eclectic and experimental. 3.5 stars.

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3

this started out strong, but then just kinda...dragged on a little. which is weird, because it's only 36 minutes. it was very go-go, and super cool over all, but not my favorite thing.

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3

Not bad but not my style

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3

ganz nice - 3

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3

brazilian psych pop/rock. Might also listen to "A Divina Comedia Ou Ando Meio Desligado" by them

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3

Kann die Musik ja nichts dafür, dass ich keine Drogen mehr nehme...

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3

Atmosphärisch dichtes psych pop Kleinod der Mutanten. Hab mich schon gefreut zu hören, dass sich „A Minha Menina“ in der Cover Version der verehrten Brightoner Retro Alleskönner The Bees so nah am Original bewegt, wie sich dann wiederum das „Baby“ Cover (Nouvelle Vague) davon entfernt hat. Große DIY Experimentierfreude, charmant grob collagierter Eklektizismus, vielleicht im Inneren nur durch einen von den Beach Boys gebrochenen Brasil Folk zusammengehalten. Mir wäre beinahe die Tüte in den Flokati gefallen. Gefährliche 3,4 Punkte

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3

A bit surprised to see these guys. I have them on a few Samba collections - the curators usually throw them in as a quirky last track. They are interesting from a political perspective. The music, like our recent krautrock offerings, is eclectic, and the mood can shift suddenly in th emiddle of a song, but these guys are more melodic, playful and listenable.

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3

Weird but a fun listen

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3

Interesting style & a little weird - fun for a couple songs but a full album was way too much for me. I didn’t take the time to translate anything either fwiw

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3

New on me, really interesting. Some great songs,instruments & melodies, enjoyed it greatly.

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3

Decent. Some songs good, few I didn't like.

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3

Prefer their second album but found this one enjoyable too

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3

Kinda funky, didn’t fully listen to because it wasn’t the right vibe for the rainy weather.

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3

Super-trippy, like late-stage Beatles but also some very Beach Boys-ish stuff.

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3

psychodeliczny trochę beatlesowo brzmi, dużo poleciało potem fajen brasilian songs

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3

Very 60s, good background music but a bit too psychedelic at times

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3

Now I know where Apeonaught sampled some music.

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3

Brazilian psychedelic rock... very interesting, even though I don't understand any of the lyrics.

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3

Spanish Psychedelic Rock. Not bad.

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3

Not bad.

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3

Not sure what to make of it. I am ignorant to Brazilian traditional sounds, so I can’t tell what part of this album is traditional and which is them being psychedelic. Nevertheless, it most definitely is not rock.

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3

First impression: this looks like it's going to be weird af and I'm here for it. Second impression: potentially a bit too weird for me. Although I enjoyed certain songs (A Minha Menina, Adeus Maria Fulô, Trem Fantasma, Tempo no Tempo), a lot are kind of annoying to listen to. Definitely an interesting album, though.

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3

It's kind of fun, different. Not sure if I'd really listen to it again though.

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3

Interesting music, I guess, so it gets my default 3/5 for albums in languages I don't understand.

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3

I enjoyed it even though I didn't understand it

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3

Fun and interesting to listen to, even though I don't think I would actively seek it out outside of this project.

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3

A second Portuguese album in 3 days. I found this one very disjointed. Not awful from a music standpoint, but since I don't understand Portuguese it also doesn't grab my attention. Amazing that this came out in 1968 though.

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3

Never heard of the album, the band or even the genre before. Not often that happens. Fascinating, but will need a few more listens to really get a handle on it.

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3

Very weird. Reminds me of cool old 70s horror films. Not the greatest music I ever heard, but I can definitely tell it would have been very influential for other weird music that came later.

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3

Cool discovery. Fun 60's Brazilian psychedelic. Will listen again.

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3

Difícil este. Tiene buenas notas pero a la vez me cuesta trabajo superar el progresivo autóctono que asoma. Difícil.

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Derrière Os Mutantes se cache une histoire assez extraordinaire. À chaque fois que Jim Morrison se rendait au Brésil, il avait pour habitude de s'aventurer dans l'un des favelas les plus défavorisé de Rio pour y auditionner de nombreux habitants présentant des handicaps physiques. Un jour, en arpentant les rues, il aperçut par hasard deux hommes sans bras : « Ah bah tiens voilà parfait. » se dit alors Jim avant de les interpeller : « Eh les mutants, ça vous dirait d'être flûtistes dans un groupe ? - Mais on est manchots… - Qui a dit qu'il fallait des doigts pour jouer de la flûte ? » s'écria Jim en clignant d'un œil. Quelques jours plus tard, les manchots rejoignaient les autres mutants déjà castés et enregistraient l'album Os Mutantes.

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3

2.8 - solid rhythms and baselines, but the psychedelia combined with the Portuguese lyrics was still a little out there.

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3

Weird

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3

I don't know what's going on here. Every time I think that it's complete trash, they go off and do something just a little bit different and I'm back into it. Every time I'm back into it, they change again and it's back to being trash. Ave Gengis Khan itself does this about 6 different times. At the end of it all, I feel thrashed and tired.

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3

This has one of those great songs that I've heard before, but never knew the name of, and that was very satisfying. And while a lot of this is lacking enough structure to make it a really enjoyable listen, there's some stuff here that I really dug, and it being so ahead of it's time jumps it to a 7/10 for me, which in my system translates to 3 stars

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3

Never listened to them before. This is really weird and fun. I dig it! No idea what's going on half the time but in an entertaining way.

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3

Some kooky Brazilian psychedelia here. Wow

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3

The Brazilian Beatles. I'd heard a few tracks before but not the whole album. It's properly psychedelic in a way not much English language rock is

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3

Verrassend, iets Spaanstaligs dat klinkt als The Beatles.

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3

Radge. Probably won't ever listen again but good fun

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3

Interesting album

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Rather too off center for me, but not enough to annoy; instead, I took pleasure on stumbling upon this eccentric (Brazilians might disagree) and enchanting album. It's because of albums like this that I'm still here, despite all those daily doses of mediocrity that this list has imposed on me. And I even recognised a couple of the songs! (As well as the heavy Sergeant Pepper aroma)

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I did not hate this as much as I was expecting to! It was fun, even though I knew nothing of what they sang.

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Interesting. A little too much for my taste, but it was still good.

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Some weird French? psych-rock?.. Not horrible Not great

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I had no idea what the fuck they were saying but some of those songs kinda bopped

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Not bad. Pretty zany instrumentation and interesting melodies, reminds me of later Beatles, monkees, mamas and papas. Stuff in Portuguese always sounds alien to me and this one particularly more so. Interesting listen but not really for me

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Very random, but very fun! Didn't get some of the lyrical references, but I really enjoyed the music. Sounded surprisingly similar to some of the more interesting stuff going on in the anglophone world around the same time - with a Latin twist.

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This is very, very interesting on a musical level there’s always another layer and sound effect to every song a good handful of them go through multiple parts instead of traditional song structure. I would be lying to myself if I didn’t say that I find it a little bit harder to listen to albums completely in a different language but it’s not a major thing. Taking the language barrier out of my criticisms it’s a 3 though as I will admit that some of the extra sonic layers can mess up certain songs and I’am not a massive fan of the way he sings. Still decent though. Also bat macumba should burn in hell.

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Souvent vu ce nom, mais première écoute. C'est sympathique. La pièce en français est ma préférée. Cet album a sa place dans cette liste.

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Felt like the Portuguese equivalent of The Monkees.

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A cool album for sure. Think it would resonate strongly with me if it was in English but that's only because trying to decipher lyrics is a huge part of my listening experience. Musically though, a very good time and completely inoffensive.

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Twee 60’s Brazilian Austin powers vibes. Just not my style!

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They should have had the woman sing on every song. I only enjoyed her songs.

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2.8

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It was pretty interesting but I did not liked it

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Sure

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ok sure whatever

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Langsam hechel ich den Alben hinterher. Grausamer Darwinismus – wer sich im Umgebungsrauschen nicht mit irgendwas in den Gehörgang einhakt, kriegt ein Problem bzw. eine zwei.

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Disc d'avantguarda d'una de les èpoques d'or de la música brasilenya. Es pot percebre el talent i l'originalitat de la proposta, però al final, les cançons mai arriben a destacar per sobre de la proposta, que acaba quedant a mig camí, només sobresortint en el seu atreviment

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Brazilian Beatles. A very enjoyable energy. Glad I've heard it, but doubt I will revisit.

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Probably no in the right mind set for this one right now... but meh

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A little too crazy for my taste

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Strange, not my vibe, but appreciate its similarity to some Beatles type stuff. 2

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Some songs sounded angelic others creepy

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Why so many slurping sounds?

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Sorry…not for me.

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Please, make it stop

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So, I'm not familiar enough (or at all) with traditional Brazilian music to really know whether Os Mutantes successfully incorporated cultural mainstays into this album (like the description indicates) or if the slurping, glass-clinking, random banging noises were just weird. Aside from that though, it was interesting to hear the American (or, more accurately, British Invasion of American) rock and roll throughout. Clearly, the Beatles were a big influence - they straight up ripped off a few guitar tones (a la Revolution) and even the Yellow Submarine "yelling into a can" bit. Baby was cool - not just because I actually understood a few words - I genuinely enjoyed it. The rest? not for me.

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I just didn't get into it. It was an odd album.

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Een paar oké nummers, maar zou niet opnieuw luisteren

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Not as awful as first feared. Some lovely psychedelia but some sub par stuff too.

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Never really been in to Psychedelia and this is a bit too out there to change my mind. Get how others may enjoy it though as its not like much I've heard before. 2/5

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Maybe I'm feeling mean today. But aside from the one french song, this album was pretty lame

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First Listen. Interesting and different. 2/5

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wow

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a little bit too much for at work. but maybe funner for it. too much for workday never finsihed down to 2

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60s kind of Beatles vibe in Spanish?

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In the past I tried to listen to an Os Mutantes album before but never got into it, just like today. This type of 60s psychedelic kind of music is a bit of an acquired tase and this album is a bit less accessible than say a Love or Jefferson Airplane album. The album requires a certain mind set / mood in addition to multiple listens. I am not sure if I ever will, so 2 star but with a disclaimer.

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Esta cura el chiste.

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Vous aviez découvert le producteur de Nico dans une critique précédente de mon compagnon d'écoute, l'invétérable robplumière. Celui-ci allait même jusqu'à affirmer que ce mystérieux producteur, utilisateur compulsif de portails rouillés et autres flûtistes débutants, n'était autre que Jim Morrisson. Je n'irai pas à m'avancer jusque là, ne connaissant pas tous les détails de l'enquête, mais j'ai moi aussi pour ma part pu éclaircir un peu plus le mystère entourant ce mythique producteur. Après avoir causé la dépression de Nico, suite à la publication de l'album Chelsea Girl, dans le contexte que vous connaissez, le sombre producteur dû se trouver un nouveau pied à terre (Nico ne souhaitant plus collaborer avec elle pour des raisons évidentes). Il prit alors un avion direction le Brésil, où il rencontra une troupe de joyeux hippies. Alors que ces derniers chahutaient dans leur crasse, le producteur noir prit à partie un des membres de la troupe. "Vous êtes vraiment sympas, ça vous dirait de faire de la musique?" Le membre hippie lui retorqua dans un brésilien parfait qu'ils n'avaient jamais fait de musique, et qu'ils ne savaient ni chanter, ni jouer de quelconque instrument, mais le producteur obscur lui fit comprendre qu'il n'y avait pas à s'inquieter, qu'il allait s'occuper de tout. Il prit soin de regrouper tout ce petit monde au studio, qui se retrouva rapidement recouvert d'un nuage causé par les multiples projections de marijuana sur les murs, quand dans le même temps, un deuxième avion atterissait dans le plus grand secret sur le sol brésilien. A son bord, toute la panoplie du producteur démoniaque: des portails rouillés de toute taille, allant du portillon aux grands portails de chateau, ainsi qu'une nouvelle troupe de flutistes débutants, jouant tous plus faux les uns que les autres. La suite, vous la connaissez, l'album Os Mutantes vit le jour, et l'identité de celui que nous appellerons désormais le producteur aux portails reste un mystère dans l'industrie musicale.

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Pretty weird stuff

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Hmmm nah. I mean, there's something there sure but I'd need to listen to it a few times and I don't feel like it.

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This is bizarre. Not unenjoyable, but very unlikely to listen to again. The first track was really good (in a peculiar way), and built my expectations up a bit too much - the rest of the album only hit that again in fits and starts. A real mix of styles and genres, but it does have something that I can't quite put my finger on that holds it together. Panis Et Cercenses, Baby, and Ave Genghis Khan my favourites. Think it fits in at the very top of 2 out of 5.

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Weird

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Aaaaand it's time for a token foreign language album. Oh and It's also late 60s psychedelic garbage, because of course it is. 2/5.

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Didn ebjoy

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Tja, wat was dit dan? Ik hoor wel die jaren 60 drug-experimentele vibe die toen in de muziek zat (zoals mijn naslagwerk zegt over deze plaat: het nummer Bat Macumba is een soort samba versie van the Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows). Maar het was toch allemaal wat te incoherent om echt te boeien.

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Interessant, maar niet interessant genoeg.

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Interesting but not my style

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I'll probably never listen to this again, but I did enjoy this little journey. This is nice chilled music. At times it doesn't sound nearly as old as it is, but then on other tracks there is no mistaking that 60s vibe. A pleasant album all round.

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Not in love with this

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Interesting, a bit different but unlikely to listen to it again

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Couldn't get into this, despite knowing the Bees cover of "A Minha Menina". I think this is something I'd really need to be in the mood for to listen again. I see that it's interesting, but I didn't enjoy my playthrough.

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Felt extremely 60s

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27 seconds in and I'm glad this album is short. It wasn't all bad but like... **Shrug**

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Sorry, but I do not understand it.

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Just to know

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meh, didn't get it.

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nope

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