Montag, 17. April 2017

Tom Zé - Tom Zé (1968)

Tom Zé's first release from 1968 is certainly not as unique as some of his material from the '70s, but it's a far cry from faceless.

A true Tropicalia artist, Tom Zé's material on this album runs from traditional Brazilian pop to overly quixotic arrangements - all twisted around his convoluted vocal melodies. Even early on in his career, Zé was taking from a multitude of genres - funk, psychedelic rock, and bossa nova - and creating some kind of unheard pop exotica. This is especially apparent on "Gloria," with its changing tempos, bubbling instrumentation, and off-the-wall harmonies. It's a lot to take in - each track seems to zip by before the listener can grasp hold of it. Perhaps even aware of this, Tom Zé takes a break between songs to address the listener, then resumes his zigzagging trajectory.

The album also includes the fantastic "Parque Industrial" (which was recorded by Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso on the Tropicalia: Ou Panis et Circenses LP). This album is a great listen for anyone interested in Brazilian pop music and the restructuring thereof - yet it is almost tame compared to the found sounds, tape loops, lyrical deconstruction, and other surrealist elements that Tom Zé would grow to include on his later recordings.      


A1São São Paulo3:29
A2Curso Intensivo De Boas Maneiras2:58
A4Namorinho De Portão2:35
A5Catecismo, Creme Dental E Eu2:44
B1Não Buzine Que Eu Estou Paquerando (Rancho E Etc - Hino Da L.B.A.P.)2:39
B2Profissão De Ladrão2:35
B3Sem Entrada E Sem Mais Nada2:40
B4Parque Industrial3:16
B5Quero Sambar Meu Bem3:50
B6Sabor De Burrice4:18

(192 kbps, cover art included)


2 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

Hello - I've downloaded this twice; zip file does not open. Once it's unzipped, all that is there is an untitled file

zero hat gesagt…

Please try it again, the zip file is o.k. - i just checked it twice! Greetings!

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