It had been almost 2 years since Eduardo Albuquerque was away from acting. While he didn't miss the heavy schedule of 12-hour shoots 5 days a week, he missed all the creative stimulation. Every time he had a chance to creatively express himself, he would gladly do so.

“Europa Carnavalesca” marks the first time Eduardo Albuquerque would put out something to the world by himself, as a creator more than a performer.

Eduardo Albuquerque was a big fan of Brazilian band Los Hermanos from early on. Having followed them since before their first hit “Anna Julia” broke out, he started thinking they were crazy when the first reports of their upcoming sophomore album - the, now, career-shifting “Bloco do Eu Sozinho” - came out.

“Oriental European sounding!”
“There's a song about a clown painting its nose!”

One day, at the band's official email discussion group, someone asked what the name of the album would be, and Eduardo jokingly replied “Europa Carnavalesca” (“Carnival Europe”, roughly translating). Gullible - and knowing Eduardo was friends with the bands - a lot of fans believed it and started passing around the news.

So as not to get kicked out of the email group list because of the confusion - the mods were really strict - Eduardo justified by saying this was actually the name of a fanclub he was starting. The excuse backfired with hundreds of fans sending him emails wanting to sign up, and so Albuquerque decided to actually do it.

For over a year, Eduardo Albuquerque would send a newsletter with “fan fiction” of the band and other creative text-based Los Hermanos content. The serialized story would put two of the band's member as secret super heroes that would fight several villains represented by the “old school” of Rock n’ roll, in a comic reality where The Ramones were they biggest foes.

It was around that time Eduardo Albuquerque's “Reverendo” nickname was born, after Keyboard player Los Hermanos member Bruno Medina referred to him as such in an email praising Europa Carnavalesca's newsletters on their official email group.


“Deixa Estar” is a 12-track album, fully composed and recorded by Eduardo Albuquerque.

the cover, a play with The Beatles “Let it Be”, since “Deixa Estar”,
a song by Los Hermanos, basically translates “let it be”

Intended as a companion piece to enhance the reading experience, Eduardo Albuquerque recorded and performed all by himself - exception is “A versão tosca de Sentimental”, which Fabio Portugal sings - on a demo version of the Fruity Loops app using a lousy “computer mic”. Albuquerque would then burn CD-Rs, print the artwork, cut it and put it in cd cases to distribute to Europa Carnavalesca's members at Los Hermanos’concerts in Rio de Janeiro, and send via “Soulseek” to members from out of state.

Unfortunately, there are only 3 songs online to be found, which you can hear below on this youtube playlist.

The tracks would sometimes complement stories published (“Os Fabulosos B”), offer a landscape with a suggestive title so listeners could create the story on their minds (“Pixinguinha x Los Hermanos”), and even recount sentimental memories, like the first Los Hermanos show Eduardo ever attended in “Quando os Hermanos tocavam em Matinê”.

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