Few records from the past that bubble up genuinely sound like nothing else – one that really sounds nothing else is Môdulo 1000’s sole album, 1970’s Não Fale Com Paredes (Don’t Talk To Walls). Opening cut Turpe Est Sine Crine Caput sounds like a junior Black Sabbath crossed with early Devo, but with a Brazilian sensibility. Môdulo 1000 show that Tropicalia was part of the story – Brazil was home to even freakier music. An extraordinary album, it has to be heard.
An easily available version of Não Fale Com Paredes has been needed and now – with the help of the band – RPM International is releasing a special, band-approved reissue of the album, supplemented by all the tracks they recorded for singles and rare compilation albums. Founder member Daniel Romani has been interviewed for the package.
Tracklist below, and it’ll come out in November (exact date not yet set).
Não Fale Com Paredes (Top Tape TT1000, 1970)
1. Turpe Est Sine Crine Caput
2. Não Fale Com Paredes
4. Lem . Ed . Êcalg
5. Ôlho Por Ôlho. Dente Por Dente
6. Metrô Mental
8. Salve.Se Quem Puder
10. Gloriosa (A Juventude, Odeon MOFB-3601, August 1970)
11. Cafusa (V Festival da Canção, Odeon MOFB 3657, 1970)
12. Big Mama (single A side, Odeon 7b440, 1970)
13. Isto Não Quer Dizer Nada (single B side, Odeon 7b440, 1970)
14. Ferrugem E Fuligem (Posições, Odeon MOFB 3657, 1971)
15. Curtissima (Posições, Odeon MOFB 3657, 1971)
16. The Cancer Stick (as Love Machine, single A side, CS 0104, 1972)
17. Waiting For Tomorrow (as Love Machine, single B side, CS 0104, 1972)