My first impressions are: 1) this doesn't sound like Brasil 66
I think it also depends on what you're used to listening to. I've gone off on listening tangents and when I've taken a deep dive into Brazilian music, Primal Roots really isn't too much different from others I've listened to (I could say the same for Milton Nascimento's albums through the 70s, for instance). And that music (including this album) isn't something that is easy to get to know without listening to it a few times. An acquired taste, for sure!I should stop letting curiosity get the better of me. I found the Primal Roots album on Spotify, and streamed it in its entirety. My first impressions are: 1) this doesn't sound like Brasil 66. 2) It's not an easy, or particularly enjoyable listen. 3) I probably won't be listening to it again. 4) I'm glad I didn't spend money on a physical copy, and 4) I've realized that the reason I like the Brasil 66 albums so much, is Lani Hall. Without her in the mix, Sergio's music somehow lost it's magic. For me anyway.