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Born from a lyric singer father and a pianist mother, Arnaldo studied classic piano from 1955 to 1959, double bass from 1962 to 1963, and acoustic guitar from 1963 to 1965. In 1966 he formed the influential Os Mutantes band with his brother Sergio Dias and Rita Lee, where he played bass, keyboards and sang. Os Mutantes played a key role in the Tropicalismo movement. Arnaldo left the band in 1973 due to fights with the other members of the band and the excessive use of LSD. In 1974 he tried to work as a musical producer, with no success. This motivated him to try a solo career, and in the same year, he released the album Loki, which is considered his best work. Arnaldo recorded two albums with the band Patrulha do Espaco between 1977 and 1978, and later resumed his solo career. In 2006, Os Mutantes reunited without Rita Lee, and Arnaldo plays with his brother Sergio and the drummer Dinho Leme once more, 33 years after leaving the band. in 2007 Arnaldo left the band again to take care of personal projects. Nowadays, Arnaldo lives with his wife Lucinha Barbosa, in the city of Juiz de Fora, where he spends most of his time painting, singing and writing songs. After the reunion of Os Mutantes, and its great importance in Brazilian rock music, Arnaldo's career seems to have a new perspective.
Loki? is the first solo album from Arnaldo Baptista. It was released in 1974 after a supposed nervous breakdown and it is considered one of the best albums in the 1970s Brazilian music scene. The album expresses his angst towards the height of post-modern society, along with the suffocating aspect of modernity: pollution, superpopulation, loneliness, etc.
- "Será Que Eu Vou Virar Bolor?" (Baptista)
- "Uma Pessoa Só" (Baptista/Sérgio Dias/Liminha/Dinho Leme); Credited as "Mutantes")
- "Não Estou Nem Aí" (Baptista)
- "Vou Me Afundar Na Lingerie" (Baptista)
- "Honky Tonky (Patrulha do Espaço)" (Baptista)
- "Cê Tá Pensando Que Eu Sou Lóki?" (Baptista)
- "Desculpe" (Baptista)
- "Navegar de Novo" (Baptista)
- "Te Amo Podes Crer" (Baptista)
- "É Fácil" (Baptista)