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Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Latin Music
Marisa Monte's sophomore effort proved to be the breakout album for the young MPB (Brazilian popular music) diva. Adventurous and artful, the album took her where few had gone before, thanks to the production work of Arto ... more »
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Marisa Monte's sophomore effort proved to be the breakout album for the young MPB (Brazilian popular music) diva. Adventurous and artful, the album took her where few had gone before, thanks to the production work of Arto Lindsay and musical contributions from John Zorn (both stalwarts of the avant-garde New York scene), as well as Japan's Ryuichi Sakamoto and fellow Brazilian Nana Vasconcelos. The result had all the airiness and grace of the best Brazilian music, as on "Beija Eu," but with rock and new jazz overtones shading the music and adding meat to the broth. Going platinum in Monte's native country, Mais made her into a real star. It also helped establish her musical identity as someone redefining Brazilian music in her own way. Mais is a triumph of art and the first really giant step in an illustrious career. --Chris Nickson
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jeffinho_branco | Los Angeles, CA United States | 06/30/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was the CD that, for me, proved that Marisa's direction and style were superior. She moved on from the showtune-yness of her first album, head-first into a blend of Brazilian pop that is heartfelt, melodic and mood-enhancing. This is a must-have CD, and the only reason I give it 4 stars is that it's successor, "Rose & Charcoal", is still to this day her crowning achievement."
Great CD, fabulous singer
Leonardo Alves | Houghton, Michigan USA | 09/14/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Marisa Monte is indeed a rare occurrence in nowadays musical scene for her music doesn't know geographical nor time boundaries. Her music brings the signature Brazilian swing permeated by Jazz influences making it easily enjoyable for a broad audience. Marisa Monte not only promotes contemporary Brazilian songwriters but also nostalgically honors the best of Brazilian popular music tradition. Differently from the so called North American "Divas" that usually scream Marisa's soft but incredibly precise voice makes singing look easy."