#nowplaying: The Boogarins - As Plantas Que Curam
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The songs that are collected on As Plantas Que Curam (translated: Plants That Heal) were recorded mostly as a duo, before they ever considered playing live, before they found a rhythm section or even a name — the Bogarim the band was named for is a jasmine flower the ancients say “smells like pure love” — and the album speaks with an intimacy and off-kilter fragility that reflects those humble origins. Yet from the exotic psychedelia of “Erre,” in which Ferraz’s fuzz guitar spirals around Almeida’s yearning melodies, to the jangling melancholy of “Doce,” there is a sophistication and depth in the songwriting and playing here that shows a rare talent, each track filled with beauty and freewheeling emotion. A snapshot of Boogarins’ youthful ambition and dreams, As Plantas Que Curam is a love letter from the green fields of Goiânia to all of us.