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The last track on Spastic Rhythms vol 1 is a Dave Black solo rendition of a tune by the Electricka Zoo.
It originally appeared in duo form, on our self-titled debut album in 2017, and on the Other Islands: 2012-2018 compilation.
It’s based around a (non-diatonic) Cmaj7 – Amaj7 pattern, with a bossa nova rhythm. The words are in (beginner) Portuguese:
Eu gosto de falar
no meus ancestrais
de as ilhas Atlânticas
Madeiras e Açores
It’s a small tribute to my great-great-grandfather Manuel Bernard.
He was born in 1847 in Ponta Delgada, Flores Island, Azores, Portugal.
Portuguese make up only 0.02% of New Zealand’s population – but by coincidence, the Digitator also had a Portuguese ancestor, his from the Madeira islands. Hence the inspiration for the tune.
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