Os Mutantes - Haih or Amortecedor - CD
What fan would have dared dream that an impromptu, one-off reunion at London’s Barbican Theater in 2006 would lead to the first new music from Os Mutantes in over 30 years? Yet here is Haih, conceived by Mutantes founder Sergio Dias with writing collaborations from Brazilian legends Tom Ze and Jorge Ben (who wrote the band’s original hit “Minha Menina”).
Haih is not nostalgia, not a remake of a 60s recording, but a vision updated – from the opening sounds of Vladimir Putin addressing the Russian Army, to the saga of Saddam Hussein reimagined as slinky Parisian nightclub blues, Haih is our brave new world twisted through one of the most unique musical sensibilities of the rock era. From the 50’s-inflected dreampop of “Anagrama” to the sly sexual samba of “O Careca,” Haih is both a continuation and a radical update of the Os Mutantes legend