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Mundo Civilizado
Arto Lindsay
Mundo Civilizado
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
 
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Mundo Civilizado is Lindsay's second successful jazz pop foray, continuing on the path followed on 1996's Subtle Body while delving further into electronic music by setting many of his acoustic compositions to the beats of...  more »

      
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All Artists: Arto Lindsay
Title: Mundo Civilizado
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bar/None Records
Original Release Date: 5/20/1997
Release Date: 5/20/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Latin Music
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Latin Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 032862008221, 014431041020

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Mundo Civilizado is Lindsay's second successful jazz pop foray, continuing on the path followed on 1996's Subtle Body while delving further into electronic music by setting many of his acoustic compositions to the beats of DJ Spooky and Mutamassik. Though not as tied to bossa nova (he covers Al Green and Prince, though still occasionally sings Portuguese) as Body, Mundo makes ample use of Brazilian percussion that blends seamlessly with the electronics. Given the rapid-fire intricacies of both, in fact, it's sometimes difficult to tell which is which. If this still gentler, more lyrical direction was unexpected from a man who'd made his name as king of the untuned guitar and horrific shriek (and continues in that capacity for John Zorn), it's worth remembering that Lindsay grew up in Brazil and has incorporated elements of its music as far back as the mid '80s, with the Ambitious Lovers, and arguably even earlier with his no-wave band DNA. --Roni Sarig

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Arto Lindsay - Mundo civilizado
Felipe Cussen A. | Santiago, Chile | 11/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sólo después de repetidas audiciones pude valorar completamente el aporte de este diso. Al comienzo me parecía que era tan sólo bossa nova mezclada con pop, pero realmente es todo lo contrario: es un acercamiento bastante más novedoso a la música tradicional del Brazil, partiendo de un interés por cuestionarla y enriquecerla. Por este motivo, nos encontramos con que la instrumentación es muy variada: a la guitarra, el bajo y las percusiones tradicionales se suman vientos, teclados antiguos, secuencias, bases (similares al trip hop) y ruidos (estos últimos tratados con muy buen gusto), que contribuyen a "ensuciar" agradablemente las melodías y sus acordes. La producción es interesantísima: mezcla muy bien los sonidos ya mencionados, deja que cada instrumento muestre todas sus características propias (usándolos muy idiomáticamente), matiza mucho, hace pausas y crea una enorme gama de ritmos, velocidades y estados de ánimo: no sólo hay melancolía, sino que también se siente urgencia, angustia, o despreocupada alegría; y, a pesar de todo esto, la voz de Lindsay (en un interesante contraste) permanece impasible. En el fondo, su propósito no es sólo crear (generalmente acompañado) o interpretar (en una par de casos) buenas canciones, sino también vestirlas adecuadamente, para que encontremos al interior de ellas mayores matices, detalles que se demoran en hacerse notar y que obligan a escuchar con atención. A mi juicio, aquí lo que podría considerarse adorno es absolutamente esencial.P.D.: recomiendo escuchar, dentro de la misma línea, los discos de Vinicius Cantuaria (que toca guitarra en este disco) y los dos discos que Lindsay le produjo a Caetano Veloso ("Estrangeiro" y "Circulado")."
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Ruby Sinreich | Chapel Hill, NC | 12/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a huge Arto Lindsay fan, I have all of his albums, and this one (Mundo Civilizado) is still my favorite. It's a great place to start.

If you like this, also check out Hyper Civilzado which is re-mixes of songs from this album. His newer albums are also awesome, I recommend Invoke and Salt. But I love them all."
Phenomenal
Allison Holmquist (aholmquist@yahoo | Moscow, Idaho | 11/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unfortunately, it is rare treat to find such a phenomenal and thorough release these days. This cd becomes addictive. Pleasant English and Portuguese vocals, percussion and tastes of excellent Bossa Nova influenced electronica. I do believe most humans should own this tasty morsel."