The imprint, run by Selvagem and Optimo Music, will focus on 'exquisite, overlooked Brazilian music.'
A press release accompanying the label launch says Brasileira "has been on top of collectors' and music lovers' wishlists for the past couple of years, since "Cântico Brasileiro Nº3 (Kamaiurá)" broke out and cast a spell worldwide." Indeed, collector John Gómez started sourcing the music for the RA Recommended Music From Memory collection Outro Tempo: Electronic And Contemporary Music From Brazil 1978-1992 after stumbling on a copy of Rita's rare 1988 LP in Japan.
The Selva Discos version is being carried out with the full cooperation of Maria Rita (full name Maria Rita Stumpf)—she handled the liner notes and the reissue was remastered from the original DAT tapes. Selvagem, who have put out records for the likes of Beats In Space, Disco Halal and Disco Deviance, first linked up with Optimo's JD Twitch (real name Keith McIvor) in 2005, and have DJ'd with Twitch and his partner Jonnie Wilkes several times in the years since. Selvagem's Augusto Olivani told RA he spoke with McIvor about wanting to launch a label to reissue Brasileira at a RA In Residence party at Sub Club last year. McIvor offered to partner on the venture then and there. The reissue of Brasiliera is out in July.
Next up for Selva Discos is a Maria Rita remix 12-inch. Selvagem & Carrot Green remade "Cântico Brasileiro Nº3 (Kamaiurá)" with Stumpf and Brasiliera session musician Paulo Sergio dos Santos. The updated version is on the A-side with a remix of "Lamento Africano/Rictus" by Joakim on the B-side.
Listen to clips from Brasileira.
A1 Cântico Brasileiro Nº3 (Kamaiurá)
A3 Cântico Brasileiro Nº6 (Temporã)
A4 Canção Da Garoa
A5 Lamento Africano/Rictus
B1 A Cidade
B2 Cântico Brasileiro Nº1
B5 Melodia de Veludo
B6 Canção De Barco E De Olvido
B7 O Amor
Selva Discos will release Brasileira on July 14th, 2017.