Lelo Nazario – Discurso aos objetos

Lelo Nazario - Discurso aos objetos LP front cover
Lelo Nazario - Discurso aos objetos LP back cover
Lelo Nazario
Lelo Nazario - Discurso aos objetos LP side 1

Paulistano keyboard player and electroacoustic music composer Lelo Nazario, born 1956, was one of the founding members of Grupo Um in 1976, an innovative Brazilian jazz band between Third Stream and jazz-rock in which he played keyboards and percussion. The band was rather successful both at home and abroad, touring Europe several times. Their three LPs were independently released by Utopia Studio, named after Nazario’s own recording facility. Nazario’s solo records focus more on electronic and contemporary music as well as advanced studio techniques, and he still self-releases his own music today.

♫ Discurso aos Objetos, or Speech to Objects, is a brilliant collage of found sounds in the vein of Walter Ruttman’s Weekend. Multifarious electronic and musique concrète sounds are intermingled with innumerable vocal utterances from films and radio plays, including German, Japanese and English speakers, among others. The quasi monophonic nature of the piece also recalls early French musique concrète pieces ca.1950. Actually, Discurso aos Objetos was first written in 1978 in a version for tape, trombone and… flute, but the composer re-configured it for magnetic tape only in 1984. The flip Balada Unidimensional, composed 1982, is a nuanced dialog between acoustic guitar played by Paulo Bellinati and electronic sounds.

01 Discurso aos Objetos (8:16)
02 Balada Unidimensional (6:40)

Total time 14:56
12 inch released by Utopia Studio, ref. UT 17.532, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1984


Lelo Nazario’s solo discography:
1982 Lagrima/Sursolide Suite, LP Utopia,
1984 Discurso aos Objetos/Balada Unidimensional, LP Utopia,
1989 “Se…”, LP Utopia,
1998 Simples, CD Utopia,
2006 Africasiamerica, CD Editio Princeps / Utopia,

Grupo Um discography (see here):
1979 Marcha Sobre a Cidade
1981 Reflexões Sobre A Crise Do Desejo
1982 A Flor de Plástico Incinerada

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10 Responses to “Lelo Nazario – Discurso aos objetos”

  1. 1 s. borges April 13, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I’m awestruck!!!! If you had asked me to find this record in Brazil, I would have no idea where to start continuo!!! Amazing!!!

  2. 2 Joaquín Mendoza Sebastián April 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    @continuo: fantastic post!..keep the latin american avantgarde coming!

    @s.borges: I could get into your sound cloud and listened to your music..great stuff,I started following you

  3. 3 continuo April 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I thought Grupo Um was rather famous in Brazil, Sergio.

  4. 5 jim April 14, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    a great record, thanks. are you able to post any other Nazario works?

  5. 6 s. borges April 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I heard of the group in passing, but never was able to hear their music. As said, I don’t have even the slightest idea where I could fetch a copy of the record you have just posted. And I live here, in Brazil!!!

  6. 7 continuo April 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    @Jim: Ask not what this blog can do for you – ask what you can do for this blog [after JFK].
    @Sergio: there are under-the-radar items like these in every country, I guess.

  7. 8 Marc Fontfreda April 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Incredibly enough, you might still be able to find mint copies
    at a decent price.

    Recommended records in the UK had some , I got mine a couple of months ago , gbp17 postage included !!



  8. 9 André Macleuri June 12, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Muito obrigado. Há muito que procuro esse disco para download.

  9. 10 continuo June 12, 2011 at 8:33 am

    You’re welcome.

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