Wow, its hot as F here in Portland today and the laptop is burning a bit of a hole in my lap so I'm going to make this brief... Due to the heatwave, Moroder is going to have to wait yet again as dance music does nothing for me in plus 90 degree temperatures. In fact, I'm sitting in my room with the shades drawn in front of a fan drinking ice water and listening to these quiet flute jams. Give it a try:
Secos & Molhados - Rosa De Hiroshima
Secos & Molhados - O Patrao Nosso Cada Jia
This whole album is really pretty incredible and well worth including in your collection. I know the vocalist sounds like a lady but its a dude. That was his thing. Although they only had two albums before singer Ney Matogrosso moved on to other projects, they remain influential. Also they knew how to use the FLUTE.
A Barca Do Sol - Hotel Colonial
Definitely one of my jams here. I was lucky enough to snag this album, Durante O Verao last winter. Its a deep, earthy, sophisticated affair. I love how the flute comes in over the strummed guitars and arrangements before it goes into the psych breakdown/freakout. Sweet.