Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Damião Experiença ‎– "Planeta Lamma" (Self-Released ‎– 19939000) 1971

Every country has their own Jandek don't they?......if not, then they should.
To keep with our short Brazilian theme, here's Brazil's Jandek ; Damião Ferreira Da Cruz aka Damião Experiença.
He's a sort of Rasta Moondog, crossed with Father Yod, Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk, and, of course, Jandek.
Except, whereas the famed Corwood representative sounds mentally disturbed, Mr Damião Ferreira Da Cruz just sounds.....er......Mental........but, in a joyful way. The kind of mentalist that gave the psychiatric Hospital the jolly moniker "The Happy House".
The actual reality is that all psychiatric units are full of 'Jandeks' and not happy rasta types.
Naturally, like the aforementioned musical references, this stuff is an acquired taste, and i must admit running through this thing to edit it, I almost gave up breathing just to free myself from it. This is always a recommendation, because most of my favourite artists had the same effect on me the first time I heard them.
To give this a label is an insult, but i'll try to use something other than 'Other'; so lets go for Outsider Psychedelic Folk?

Zchivago's Challenge:

Who was/is your country's Jandek?

(I'm going for Edward Barton for the UK, or maybe James Blunt?)

Tracklist:

A1 1308 Registrou Gravou Rose Oliria Experiença
A2 Que Dor Eu Sinto
A3 A Vida É Sempre Assim
A4 Linguagem Do Povo Do Infinito Ao Universo De Rose De 1999
A5 Loucura Total 1999 A Damião Experiença
A6 Amente Astrologica 1999
A7 Planeta Lamma
B1 Minha Dor
B2 Som Planeta Lamma
B3 Planeta Bicho
B4 Mundo No Espaço
B5 Meu Passado? Meu Presente
B6 Linguagem Do Planeta Lamma Musica Do Planeta Lamma


DOWNLOAD from planeta lamma HERE!

19 comments:

George Harold said...

I'd say Richard Dawson is like a more tuneful Jandek.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Just checked him out, and there are aspects 'Jandekian', although in a Jools Hollands Hootenanny kind of way. I can see Lenny Henry,Doctor Scroat and that tit from Bottom tapping their feet to this chap.

George Harold said...

I suppose that's a fair critique...

Vaykorus said...

Jonny, thanks!!!

Vince Lancaster said...

Ireland's Jandek is Venusian Death Cell. Or Jandek is America's Venusian Death Cell.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Venusian Death Cell,excellent though he is,to these damaged ears,sounds like an Irish Happy Flowers. I'd like to hear him do a version of the Flowers "I'm The Stupid One; one of my all time favourite songs.Better still, I'd like to hear Daniel O'Donnell do a version of a Venusian Death Cell song.

Kzka said...

Mr. Epp & the Calculation -
(that is, if the Pacific NW secedes from the rest of the US when Trump assumes dictatorship)

Jonny Zchivago said...

Most of the cleverer parts of the USA should secede from the rest anyway, Trump or no Trump.How the hell anyone can live in the same country as the idiots in the bible belt I dunno!
Mr Epp and the Calculation sound a bit too much like they know what they are doing to me. Good stuff though.....like that song about the Mohawk Man.Those bastards ruined my favourite music.

musique said...

Pip Proud is Australias Jandek. Still thinking about Germanys Jandek though. Das Tönende S.Y.P.H.-Buch has some Jandekian qualities, but it's a group work ...

Jonny Zchivago said...

Fuckin Hell....just listened to pip Proud. He has that, 'is he for real' quality, that Jandek has,along with an apparent lack of musical ability. I must find some of his records.
Germany's Jandek is something I await eagerly.....I do discourage group works even if adorned with qualities Jandekian.....I may submit that adjective for inclusion in the Oxford Dictionary.

everyoneislistening [i.e. Bob Dylarama] said...

Kzra, I was running those same Cascadian succession thoughts through my head just last night.
Didn't know Epp / calculation, so thanks for that.

Kzka said...

Pip Proud was pretty Jandeky alright. Along those lines, the Shaggs were possibly even more so. In their case, closer to Jandette, however.

Kzka said...

Hey, everyoneislistening [i.e. Bob Dylarama]-
Awesome! I think Epp is the where a lot of ideas collided and took a new shape.
Glad there's a fellow NW'er here. Buckle down....;)
thanks JZ




Mason Wills said...

Reynols are the Jandek of Argentina.

Jonny Zchivago said...

Oh alright.....some groups are allowed.and Reynols are one of 'em. Thats most of South America covered now.

musique said...

I nominate Joseph Spence as caribbean Jandek (crossed with a Muppet). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmDybuYTuoM

George Harold said...

This Arto Lindsay concert has some jandek like elements in it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12ANM-swVNE

Kelly B. said...

Goddamn briliant. Uh.

Unknown said...

I'm originally from Brazil and I've always loved this guy.. I know people who have worked with him, one cool fact about this guy - he lived on the streets and would use money from donations to record his albums. A lot of the old albums were pressed on vinyl using recycled vinyl and cardboard cover so the cost would be much lower for him. :)