Fourth Of July:

The Light In The Attic warehouse will be closed for the 4th of July weekend from Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th. We will reopen at 9am on Monday, July 6th. We are having a 20% off all LITA and our imprint labels sale excluding preorder titles. Sale runs 4:30pm PST Thursday, July 2nd- 9am PST Monday, July 6th. Please anticipate longer times to ship your order due to the holiday and sale. Thanks for your business! Happy 4th!

Marcos Valle
Vento Sul

Light In The Attic

LITA 092

  • regular price $12 WISH

  • regular price $15 WISH

  • Original Release Date: January 01, 1972

During the hot Brazilian summer of 1971, Marcos and Paulo Sergio Valle, along with their significant others and six additional couples, rented a few modest fisherman shacks in the small village of Búzios to escape from Rio’s more populated beaches. The focus was making music and soul searching, as was the practice for affluent young hippies back then. They stayed for two months. “I wanted to go in a new direction,” says Marcos looking back. “I wanted to try out a rock influence and to risk a little bit more.” Shifting away from the studio musicians used on 1971’s Garra, Vento Sul (translation “South Wind”) was a rewarding collaboration with Brazilian progressive rockers O Terço.

Originally released in 1972, Vento Sul not only channeled the Búzios beach bum vibe, but also manifested a floating dream like psychedelic sound. Any way you spin it, we at Light In The Attic are extremely proud to present Vento Sul as part of our four-album Marcos Valle reissue campaign. Consisting of an ambitious string of early 1970s landmark studio sessions (sympathetic in spirit to Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye’s game changing work from the same era) and released on CD and LP, Vento Sul (including a rare bonus track on the CD version) features extensive liner notes by San Francisco-based writer Allen Thayer (Wax Poetics) with exclusive interview content and song-by-song breakdown from Marcos himself. Fans new and old will finally have easy breezy access to these once hard-to-find Brazilian classics.

Elevated by a strong union between Valle and O Terço, Vento Sul’s magical spell of an album is a welcome addition to any South American friendly record collection and sits proudly with the best of Brazil. File after Os Mutantes and before Caetano Veloso.

  • PRE-ORDER ONLY: Choose a copy on “blue” colored wax (limited to 150 copies) or black wax – DON’T SLEEP! BLUE SOLD OUT THANKS
  • In-depth liner notes interviewing Valle
  • First Time Available in North America
  • CD version Includes bonus track “O Beato”
  • Lyrics in Portuguese & English
  • 180-gram wax LP with original art expanded on a gatefold old-school “tip-on” jacket

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