Portland-based MILLION BRAZILIANS have captured the US Pacific Coast and international imagination through exemplified experimental collaboration to the greatest with works that seem to drift between boundless compositions and focused, energetic improvisations. Patient execution and tone-bending, a-cultural elements add strange shades perfectly complementing to the trances fusing strong individual contributions and energetic interplay through a range of secret jazz, dangerously unassuming drone that embrace a weird sort of transcendence rotating between the endless grooves of esoteric sound sculpting and the boundless creativity of forging a modern musical path through the complexity of subtle realms.
The Brazilians early days constantly moved between free jazz, drone, and psychedelic music 'like a Curtis Mayfield jam meets a Raga' as heard on their Psychic Sounds label release "Hideous Visions of Million Brazilians; or layering of loops, flutes, ramshackle percussion, ghostly wails, and knife sharpening as featured on their acoustic Guatemalan influenced Folkways style album of witchcraft, "Cult Music of Ajitz". Shifting into the "New Ideas in Psychic Music" volumes I + II built on these early experiments however adorning a doom-drift configuration that is as spooky as it is hypnotic offering continual freak jazz that devolves into spoken word before diving back into a psychedelic murky sonic brew mode of operation as heard on Sonic Meditation label release of "Sexual Desert".
After 5 American tours, a special series of hosted evenings of experimental sound at the Psychic Sounds Research compound opened the door for the “Dungeon Jazz Ceremony Nights” era creating the recipe of steady grooves for the percussion and amped-up bass built trance inducing terrain fit for the mysterious instrumentation of keys, sax and distorted wind interplay, as heard on Friends and Relatives Records label release of "Dyngia Salon" and Moon Glyph label release of "Dyngia Nomad".
As its members have incarnated into a variety of solid explorations like WHITE GOURD, CORUM's Beguiling Isles or Fake Hospital projects, DEEP EARTH, or INSPIRED SCHOOL OF ASTRAL MUSIC, some have come together once again to redefine the etheric body of Million Brazilians.
Now, the Million Brazilian's have announced the incoming 'MIDNIGHT in JUMANJI' as their "inner apes channeling shimmering drum n' brass pulse in an attempt to work an initiation ritual, for survival, by intuitive interaction through cross-world artifacts evolving into sound forms of the future, envisioned as a 1970s Herbie Hancock soundtrack to the Jungle Cruise, for humanities constant, and ever present, dangerous gameplay.''