Haih Or Amortecedor

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Haih or Amortecedor
Studio album by Os Mutantes
Released September 8, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Experimental rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock
Label ANTI-
Producer Sérgio Dias
Os Mutantes chronology
Tecnicolor
(2000)
Haih Or Amortecedor
(2009)
Fool Metal Jack
(2013)

Haih or Amortecedor is the ninth studio album by the Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes, being their first studio album since 1974's Tudo Foi Feito Pelo Sol and the first one of new material since 1976's Mutantes Ao Vivo.

Following the band's 2006 reunion at London's Barbican Theatre, Mutantes founder Sergio Dias commenced work on Mutantes' first studio album in 35 years. Dias collaborated with Tom Zé and Jorge Ben (who wrote the band's original hit "A Minha Menina").[1]

Living the conception and birth of this album, as an individual, was the most intense experience, for it was as if time has ceased to exist, and I was bouncing from life to life, decades through decades, revisiting myself as a 16 year old boy playing guitar and feeling so free and, as any teenager, indestructible.

Sergio Dias, May 2009[2]

The word "haih" means "crow" in the Shoshone language. "Amortecedor" means "shock absorber" in Portuguese.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
A.V. Club (B)[3]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[4]
Billboard (favourable)[5]
CHARTattack 3.5/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10)[7]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin 4/5 stars[10]

A reviewer identified as Mojo, writing for Lead World Music Review, summarized: "Gloriously nonsensical and beautifully out there, this is a joyful triumph, 4 out of 5".[11]

Track listing[edit]

World version

  1. Hymns of the World P.1 (Intro) (note: this is a recording of Vladimir Putin addressing the Russian Army[1]
  2. Querida Querida
  3. Teclar
  4. 2000 e Agarrum
  5. Baghdad Blues
  6. O Careca
  7. O Mensageiro
  8. Anagrama
  9. Samba Do Fidel
  10. Neurociência do Amor
  11. Nada Mudou
  12. Gopala Krishna Om
  13. Hymns Of The World P.2 (Final)
  14. Amortecedor (iTunes Bonus Track)[12]
  15. Call Me (iTunes Bonus Track)

Brazilian version[13]

  1. Hymns of the World P.1
  2. Amortecedor
  3. Querida Querida
  4. Teclar
  5. 2000 E Agarrum
  6. Bagdad Blues
  7. Zheng He
  8. Singing The Blues
  9. O Mensageiro
  10. O Careca
  11. Anagrama
  12. Samba Do Fidel
  13. Neurociencia Do Amor
  14. Call Me
  15. Hymns Of The World P.2

"Nada Mudou" and "Gopala Krishna Om" appear only on the world version. "Zheng He" and "Singing The Blues" appear only on the Brazilian version, along with two songs that are bonus tracks on the standard edition: "Amortecedor" and "Call Me". The two versions of the album comprise a total of 17 different songs.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Press Release, Haih Or Amortecedor, by Os Mutantes. Norman Records, 2009.
  2. ^ "release page". Anti.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  3. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (2009-09-08). "A.V. Club review". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  4. ^ Bush, John (2009-09-08). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ Walters, Barry (2009-08-31). "Billboard review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  6. ^ "CHARTattack review". Chartattack.com. 2011-06-07. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  7. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Pitchfork.com. 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  8. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Rollingstone.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  9. ^ "Slant Magazine review". Slantmagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  10. ^ Walters, Barry (2009-08-31). "Spin review". Spin.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  11. ^ "page for ''Haih Or Amortecedor''". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  12. ^ "Haih or Amortecedor (Bonus Track Version) on iTunes". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  13. ^ "HAIH...OR AMORTECEDOR (NACIONAL) on Livraria Cultura". Livrariacultura.com.br. Retrieved 2012-07-31.