Wednesday, January 30, 2008

DOPO - Crossing Birds CDr (2007, Foxglove - generously donated by the band!)

Described by Eduardo Chagas as "one of the most interesting and original projects of the unclassifiable experimental music" from Portugal, DOPO explore psychadelic folk, drones, cheap electronics and any other ways that their multiple instruments point to.

Their debut EP, "Last Blues, To Be Read Someday" (digital release - Test Tube, 2005), was compared to the improvised ritualistic music of Sunburned Hand of the Man and to the melancholic quietude of Boxhead Ensemble. People and critics like Patrick Best (Pelt), Rui Eduardo Paes, Jose Marmeleira and Helder Gomes praised the record.

This EP was followed by "For the Entrance of the Sun" album (CD-R Lovers & Lollypops/digital release - Test Tube, 2007), in which DOPO began to explore other elements, such as their own voices.

"Crossing Birds" (2007) was released by respected United States' label Foxglove (Keijo, North Sea, Hush Arbors).



Walter said...

finally getting around to listening to this and -- WOW -- this is awesome shit. downloaded all the test tube works, too. i could see kranky picking this one up. heck, i could almost see young god taking it on. awesome!

Anonymous said...

great blog.great music.