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Errol's Pick

Brazilian singer Gal Costa released a pair of hugely influential self-titled records in 1969 that were recently reissued. Errol says the groundbreaking records sound as fresh and as edgy as ever and really deserve our attention. Costa's velvety voice is most definitely the star of the show but he loves how fuzz guitar suddenly pierces a song, or how a tune breaks down to just her voice riding a funky baseline. This compilation titled "Gal Costa" is a strange but loveable creature that proves two things: Costa was light years ahead of many of her contemporaries in 1969 and while she couldn't have predicted it at the time, she was making music that would sound relevant 45 years later.

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