O Terco – Casa Encantada (1976)

13 01 2012

Link original: O Terco – Casa Encantada (1976)
Publicado em: Friday, February 16, 2007 by zecalouro

It’s zecalouro’s birthday, so it is a nice idea to post something for zecalouro. Confusing? No. I’m just taking advantage of this day to post a record that I like and had a strong influence to my whole background as an amateur musician. There is a story behind it, let’s see:

I had the chance to meet some weeks ago a new friend, which was already a Loronixer and I did not know of it. She is a great guitar player and her name is Irinea Maria. Irinea is a special friend; she is the wife of the legendary O Terco drummer, Luiz Moreno, which unfortunately left this world very early.

Irinea has been working on something unique for O Terco fans and for Brazilian Music enthusiasts as well. She wrote a biography of this legendary Brazilian Progressive band. It took two years to make it happen and now Irinea is looking for a publisher to release and publish her book. O Terco has many fans all around the world and this book should please many people. If you have a way to help, please write me, it will be amazing to make O Terco biography happens with the help of Loronix. Irinea is making a concert next week; details are available on a flyer bellow.

This is O Terco – Casa Encantada (1976), for Copacabana, considered the best album from the most important Brazilian Progressive band ever. I will ask for the help of ProgArchives for a formal introduction to O Terco. Tracks include:

One of the first progressive bands from Brazil, O Terço (meaning rosary beads) first formed in 1968, but didn’t hit its stride until the mid ’70s. Personnel changes would become part of the bands dynamic, with Sergio Hinds assuming the Robert Fripp (or Chis Squire) role of band anchor. The group owed a lot of its early sound to such Italian favorites as Locanda Delle Fate, Quella Veccia Locanda, and Premiata Forneria Marconi. They also manged to mix in other styles, like folk, heavy metal, and funk. On the first album, O Terço was not yet full on prog, but it is a seminal work in the history Brazilian progressive music. There are obvious influences of the Moody Blues, and Pink Floyd. “O Terço II” would see them moving from Psychedelic to heavier sounds, along the lines of King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, and even Black Sabbath. It was 1975’s “Criaturas Da Noite” that became a monumental success. It was a big hit, gave Brazil its first classic prog album, and solidified O Terço’s place in music history. In the ’80s, the band began to tour the United States and Europe. This would make them more popular in other parts of the world, than they were at home. They continued to release albums into the late ’90s. Many times trying to experiment with different styles. A possible reformation of the classic “Criaturas Da Noite” lineup was in the works in 2001/2002, but an unexpected death postponed the idea.

Irinea concert flyer with Luiz Manuel


Sergio Hinds
(guitar, vocals)

Sergio Magrao
(bass, vocals)

Luiz Moreno
(drums, percussion, vocals)

Flavio Venturini
(keyboards, synthesizers, vocals)

Track List

01 – Flor de La Noche (César de Mercês)
02 – Luz de Vela (César de Mercês)
03 – Guitarras (Sergio Hinds)
04 – Foi Quando Eu Vi Aquela Lua Passar (Flávio Venturini / César de Mercês)
05 – Sentinela do Abismo (Flávio Venturini / Márcio Borges)
06 – Flor de La Noche II (César de Mercês)
07 – Casa Encantada (Flávio Venturini / Luis Carlos Sá)
08 – Cabala (Flávio Venturini / J. Geraldo / Murilo Antunes)
09 – Solaris (Luis Moreno)
10 – O Vôo da Fênix (Flávio Venturini / Luis Carlos Sá)
11 – Pássaro (Luis Carlos Sá / Guarabyra)


Este disco pode ser buscado no Almoxarifado Empoeirado.