"Rastos de Sangue e fragmentos da Tradição" (Trails of Blood and fragments of The Tradition) is the second part of the trilogy "The Empty Circle" by The Joy of Nature.
It reflects and gathers fragments of the Perennial Tradition.
Naturally, it is also about the Spiritual inheritance of the Portuguese ancestors.
Musically, it's the most song-orientated The Joy of Nature release until now, with its roots in the folk tradition of rural Portuguese regions (it includes three covers of traditional songs), especially the Azores.
the album is not just a Folk-album, it also has several amazing psychedelic moments.
In this second part a lot more instruments were used and more musicians collaborated, like R. Coutinho, B. Ardo (Sangre Cavallum), Rui Almeida (Massa Última), Triarca,
Mara Neves and M.J.
Not only a reaction against the modern world, but an alternative to this post-modern world.
The Joy of Nature is a multimedia project from the Azores, with music as its main focus (the Azores are a group of 9 islands between Europe and North America, belonging to Portugal) .
It was created in 1999 as "The Joy of Nature and Discipline", and reduced to "The Joy of Nature" in 2006, following a change in its sound - more organic and acoustic. Musically, "The Joy of Nature" is like a serpent always renewing itself - never resting in one shape, changing the form but keeping the same essence.
1 Invocação ao Arcanjo Miguel 1:05
2 Tanchão 3:14
3 Terra de Lava e de Mar 4:06
4 Ó Menino Ó 2:55
5 Nas veias do menino 2:15
6 Cavalos correm nas minhas veias 4:03
7 Sete Cidades 5:23
8 Senhora da Manhã Vitoriosa 3:48
9 Por Tua Saudade 5:52
10 Sombras dos Nossos Ancestrais 6:29
11 A Senhora do Almortão e a Criança Esventrada 8:49
12 Do outro lado da Montanha 8:28
13 O Cortejo Sinistro das Sombras 5:39
14 Para lá das Sombras 2:52
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