LATEST NEWS: UPCOMING RELEASES & CONCERTS FOR 2019!

To celebrate over a decade of sonic fermentations, ritual rubs and mysterious perfumes we will be presenting these forthcoming albums followed by several supporting concerts: 

November 22 - Portland, ME @ Apohadion Theater - record release party for 'Urban Fossickated Octave' w/ Lauren Tosswill / Janane Tripp / DJ Ash & Herb (Herbcraft)
EVENT PAGE HERE


February 27 - Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater
Mississippi Records & Church of Film present 
'Psychic Sounds 10 Year Anniversary concert'
featuring slideshow retrospective story by Eric Issacson 
full curated video collage by COF / light totems by James Tait
with live score by White Gourd / Inspired School of Astral Music / 
Idaho Joe Windslow / The Tenses / Lavender Flu 
Million Brazilians (Original line up of Stone / Jones / Shaver / Corum)

U.S. West Coast: February 27 - March 17 
Portland / Arcata / L.A. / Santa Cruz / Oakland / San Francisco

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Releasing December 6
'Urban Fossickated Octave'
12" LP 
(Feeding Tube Records)

"Beautiful new LP (the seventh, I believe), from this wonderfully abstract outfit, who were birthed in the shadow of Smegma (Portland, OR), but have since relocated to Maine. 
The foundational members of the band are Grant Corum (keyboards, vocals, tin whistle, vocals) and Suzanne Stone (alto sax, khene, vocals). For this album, recorded by Big Blood’s Caleb Mulkerin, they are joined by Caleb himself (tape loops & treatments) and Tom Kovacevic (piano & synth), both of whom played together back in Cerberus Shoals. The quartet is hot. Even when it’s a trio. 
The music has a blocked-out and dreamy quality, with jazzoid touches and perhaps less of an ethnographic quality than some of the band’s work. But the music also exists in large chunks, which are moved around in a way that almost recalls (strategically, if not sonically) groups like Colorado’s Mnemonists/Biota collective. There’s a heavy and reflective quality to all the sounds generated and how they are shaped.
The album takes its title from the work of the late visionary artist, Paul Laffoley, from whom the band learned many lessons, and for whom the music stands as a sort of threnody. And the sounds here seem to inhabit some of the same psychic space as Laffoley’s work — creating panels of aural architecture with mandalic balance and flow.
Million Brazilians’ music has lots of depth and a shifting focus that makes it hard to identify as any particular brand of music. But as Duke Ellington so elegantly put it, “If it sounds good, it is good.” And Urban Fossickated Octave sounds more than good. Take it from the Duke. And then some." -Byron Coley, 2019 
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'Strange Oasis'  
CD / Digital Download
(Nonlocal Research)

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INDIVIDUAL ORDER
WHOLESALE ORDER

"In 1925, Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett disappeared in the indescribable jungles of Brazil during an expedition to find the lost city of Z. The city not only represented a sort of El Dorado, but also a state of consciousness in which the traveler and the jungle became a single being. Fawcett describes this ideal moment as the appearance of an inverted oasis; a deserted space in-between lush vegetation where one cannot longer distinguish one plant from the other, water from land or bugs from birds. All of them form a unified harmonic tissue of organic matter.

Strange Oasis by Million Brazilians is in sound what Fawcett dreamed to find. Loaded with layers of tribal percussion, far-out atmospheres and exotic melodies, this record achieves to gather lush and mystery in a tangible fabric of sound. Flutes pass as birds, taps as humid drops, melodies as organic currents. A ritual happening far away and within simultaneously. As the music crowds round us, the sounds take on animal and vegetal flesh to form a strange oasis in the exact middle of the inner jungle." - Nonlocal Research

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Psychic Sounds Ensemble 
presents 'Sonic Fermentations' 
12" LP




"The moon is out and it’s time for experiments in the Pacific Northwest. Enter the abode of Smegma Laboratories, dwelling of Ju Suk Reet Meate & Oblivia (The Tenses) whom are active in Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) notable collaborators with Merzbow, Wolf Eyes, John Wiese and infamous rock critic Richard Meltzer. It’s late in the evening and they have invited fellow Smegmateer David Morgan along with synthesized sculptors Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper of MSHR, and psychedelic shape-shifters Corum & Suzanne Stone of Million Brazilians. All have arrived to share conversation in a new potent brew of Sonic Fermentations about to be set into motion. 

A distant brass vibrates to initiate ’Batch 1’ whetting the mug as we gaze through low glow haze of undulating electricity and nervous clatter. We are directly dipped into a volatile vat of saxophone trills, whistling lasers, conch moans, tense string vibrato, rattle snake shake, knife sharpening, gong burst, eastern flute, percussive clang, ratchet stir, guided all by the sway of upright bass to soothe the highly expressive ooze. Now activated, ’Batch 2’ is too mutagenic for any container, a deep drank of sci-fi exotica concoction with psychotropic effects churned by a monstrous kalimba, canned laughter, radio broadcast fritz, eerie lap steel, double reed riff, all torched in a broth of stretching electrical beams. Suspense arrives by waiting for these themes to disintegrate and dissolve steering into unrecognizable forms. Once that happens, allure clashes with grotesque, contours between exhilaration and wailing dissolve, and the music becomes a current of unified instinct by this Psychic Sounds Ensemble. Sip it or shoot it, either way will result in stimulating both head and visceral." - Karen K, psychicsounds.com

- Full color wrap-around cover
- Hand stamped & metallic screen printed interior
- Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk

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'Red Rose & Obsidian'



"Their next installment Red Rose & Obsidian was recorded in Maine and engineered by Big Blood’s Caleb Mulkerin. Both he and the band deliver a powerful yet fragile and personal release. The mythical and evocative recordings are inspired by Maine's rugged coastlines; mournful ripples of sound wash up on the shore, whilst a lonesome, at times harrowing saxophone drifts through the rolling mountains, providing unsettling melodic interludes. Electronic treatments veil organic sounds, a fleeting whistle meets spontaneously with spacey flutes, mutated rock rhythms are topped off with the soaring vocals of Suzanne who leads the listeners into the magical world of the Million Brazilians." 

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RECENT RELATED NEWS: 



MILLION BRAZILIAN'S CORUM opens the way with 'APPEARANCE OF UNIVERSE B' and select solo shows!


April 5 - Köln, DE @ Gold + Beton  
April 13 - Antwerp, BE at Forbidden City - 7 pm  
 'APPEARANCE OF UNIVERSE B'
New works by Grant Corum
TIMELASH (Embassador Dulgoon & Corum)  
Spencer Clark as CYBERFATHER
April 25 - Rotterdam, NL @Herman Corum / Eklin 

Broadcasting out of Paris & Lyon; "Stream back Soichi Datsa's latest episode of Les Statues Meurent Aussi, featuring an experimental collage of tribal and free electronics from Grant Corum aka Muroc, The Orchadist, a producer and also a member of Million Brazilians, Typhonian Highlife and more." - LYL Radio





'GEODELPHIC JAZZ NOCTURNES' 

  A new collection of selected twilight vignettes & nocturnes culled from the coastal geodelphic jazz sessions that occurred during the Rites of Spring released in a very limited edition for the Million Brazilians 'Candle Riders' tour through Belgium, Netherlands and Germany
 SOLD OUT

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PSYCHIC SOUNDS presents the
                      TEGU-TEGU PRO-FUSION TOUR
featuring solo works by members of Million Brazilians: 

APRIL 
1 - Portland, ME @ the Apohadion Theater w/ The Orchardist, White Gourd, Idaho Joe Winslow, Embassador Dulgoon, African Dundada, DJ Jasshole 

2 - Providence, RI @ Casa Talbito (18 Gibbon Court) w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Winslow, Embassador Dulgoon, Larry Marshall, Daniella Ben-Bassat, Home Video by Carlos Gonzalez

3 - Greenfield, MA @ Root Cellar w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Winslow, Embassador Dulgoon, Aly Gear / Bromp Treb / Beige (Stella Silbert + Liam KW)

6 - NYC @ Honeys w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe, Embassador Dulgoon, Bernard Herman, Rick Weaver, DJ Snake Charms

7 - Washington DC @ Rhizome w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow,  Umbilicus (Shelly Purdy, Tom Goldstein, Paul Neidhardt, Will Redman)

8 - Pittsburgh, PA @ OWL Hollow (10 Nansen street) w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow, Final Eclipse, Earth Worm

9 - Serpent Mounds, OH @ Astrobleme w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow 

11 - Chicago, IL  @ Pinky Swear w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow, 555 Galaxy Express , WRTCH

13 - Kansas City @ Dark Blue Dining Room w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow / More Than Ornament / Blue Communion: ISAM /  Blue Detergent

14 -  Kansas City @ The Ship as Tegu-Tegu Pro-fusion Band (Corum, Idaho Joe & Embassador Dulgoon) w/ Idaho Joe Windslow / Jametatone’s Blastocyst & Calvin Arsenia 

20 - LA @ Coaxial Arts w/ The Orchardist, Embassador Dulgoon / Sun Araw & Tomo Jacobson Duo

23 - Los Altos @ KFJC 89.7 live radio broadcast & video 7 - 10 pm w/ The Orchardist, Idaho Joe Windslow, Embassador Dulgoon

25 - Berkeley, CA @ Berkeley Community Media w/ The Orchardist, Embassador Dulgoon, MOM, 2 Nasty - Open to the public as a filming and broadcast - limited to 50 persons 

26 - Berkeley, CA @ Dildo Factory w/ The Orchardist, Embassdor Dulgoon, CCR Headcleaner, Fuckwolf, DJ Hail-Bopp

28 - Portland, OR @ Xhurch w/ The Orchardist, Embassador Dulgoon,  White Gourd, Numbskull,  The Tenses, DJs Nighthawk & DNA

MAY

4 - Olympia, Cascadia Brews @ TBA w/ The Orchardist, Embassador Dulgoon, White Gourd 

5 - Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio w/ The Orchardist, Embassador Dulgoon, White Gourd, Ecstatic Cosmic Union,  Visuals by Aubrey Nehring

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 "In the lead up to the Candle Riders Tour DJ Bizango Leaks of Million Brazilians sorts us with a high energy array of world wide sounds." - LFI

 



MILLION BRAZILIANS 'CANDLE RIDERS' Tour

w/ Idaho Joe Windslow 


November:

17, Friday - Antwerp, BE @ Het Bos w/ Sapphire Slows /  DJ Pet Shop (Spencer Clark)
18, Saturday -  Amsterdam, NL @ Butcher’s Tears w/ Poly P / Jack Parsons 
19, Sunday - Rotterdam, NL @ Worm w/ Lieven Martens Moana 
21, Tuesday - Stuttgart, DE @ Neue Schachtel
22, Wednesday - Berlin, DE Farbfernseher 
23, Thursday -  Leipzig, DE @ Pracht w/ BRIE






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