I was back in Brazil digging last year when a street vendor caught my eye. He was selling a super sick pile of 7”s that’s pretty hard to find these days. Naturally I went through it and at the end of the batch I came across a name: Dietrich Perreira Melo. Upon listening to the record on my portable player, my ears were blown away.
On the A-side you have “Im See Bespiegelt”, a DIY electronic killer song by Dietrich. Composed with only a synthesizer, a drum computer and some singing by the man himself (my guess), it’s totally off the hook.
And that’s just the A-side. It gets even better…
On the B-side you’ll find a 95 bpm jam with four minutes of synthesizer music that could be used perfectly in a lo-fi 80’s movie.
Back in my apartment that evening, I googled this genius hoping to find out more about him, but in vain. I came to the awkward conclusion that there isn’t a single word about this guy to be found on the World Wide Web! For now, the only information available to us is this 7”, which includes the two ingenious electronic masterpieces within, the year 1986 and the city of São Paulo.
The music of Dietrich Perreira Melo much deserves to be heard, so I would like to share it with you, in the hopes that someone may know more about this person and shed some light on him.
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