Million Brazilians

Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 11.10.04 am

 

Million Brazilians is an American experimental band from Portland, Oregon, formed in 2006. Founding members Grant Corum (woodwind, electronics, voice) and Suzanne Stone (saxophone and vocals) have been central to the band since the beginning, while a rotating line-up backs them depending on the latest vision for the sound. In their early career, Million Brazilians were associated with the experimental music scene in Portland among local acts like Smegma, MSHR, Thrones and Monopoly Child Star Searchers to name a few. The band carried out their own interpretation of their genre bending ethos throughout the evolving American underground while traveling on several U.S. tours and a European tour. Often called psychedelic, drone, jazz and tribal, they are described as “Exotica avant-garde mystical music that is impossible to classify’ by Mississippi Record’s co-founder, Eric Issacson and noted in Wire magazine, by Byron Coley, as “a post-jazz frequency to the madness herein.”

The band experienced success and critical acclaim with the releases of Wet Dry Jungala and Poderoso Monicato albums, and have been praised as being “completely enigmatic” throughout time using a wide variety of traditional & homemade instruments and electronics during “ritualistic performances.”

For over a decade, Million Brazilians have continued to exemplify their imagination into new sound works that “drift between boundless compositions, focused energetic improvisations and experimental collaboration that embrace a weird sort of transcendence.”