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Fabrication Defect
Tom Ze
Fabrication Defect
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
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Last of Brazil's Tropicalistas to Remain True to Form. He Combines Sweet Sambas and Concrete Poetry, Guitar, Accordions and Household Appliances to Form a Delightful Record.


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All Artists: Tom Ze
Title: Fabrication Defect
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624695325


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Last of Brazil's Tropicalistas to Remain True to Form. He Combines Sweet Sambas and Concrete Poetry, Guitar, Accordions and Household Appliances to Form a Delightful Record.

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Sean M. Kelly | Portland, Oregon United States | 04/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While other members of the Tropicalia movement have somewhat mellowed with age, the same certainly can not be said for the amazing, anarchic Tom Ze. The music he has produced over the years is as fresh and innovative today as it has ever been. As David Byrne simply wrote in liner notes for a Ze compilation cd, "Prepared to be unsettled.""Fabrication Defect," from 1998, is Tom's latest offering to the world. On it, Ze continues his his wonderfully radical approach to music by incorporating everything at his disposal- hip hop beats, drum machines, techno, musique concrete, Tchaikovsky. It's all there. Ze proves, as always, that he is both a musical bandit, taking what he wants, yet also a brilliant composer."Fabrication Defect" proves his brilliance as a composer beyond a shadow of a doubt. The music is an alluring and inviting mix of the above mentioned styles, as well as traditional bossa novas and sambas. The words he uses are at once caustic, irony filled, yet immaculately graceful, as well. Ze has an obvious insight into human nature that can't be ignored.The lp is wonderful, and also picks up the pace as it goes along. This is simply because the songs get shorter and shorter as the cd progresses. The highlights include "Emere," which has an otherworldly quality to it, "Juventude Javali," which clearly borrows from Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in d Minor, and the brilliant, Dylan-esque "Xiquexique."Overall, the album sparkles with brilliance. Ze's use of all of these influences, and the wonderful production he offers it, makes this cd an instant classic, as well as a true representative of the Tropicalia movement (even if it was released 20 years after the fact). Ze's genius has never been greater. An awesome cd of the highest calibre."
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Eduardo | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 11/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Espaço exíguo... Como escrever com profundidade em tão pouco espaço sobre um artista tão seminal como TZ? Este album é essencial, tanto pelo trabalho musical em si, com arranjos de ourivesaria, quanto pelo marco histórico de sobrevivência (com dignidade) na carreira de um artista que não se basta com a mediocridade deste mundo. Exercício de musicalidade e de originalidade, a música de TZ mostra que, neste mundo pseudoglobalizado idiotizante, há ainda espaço para genialidade e respeito em um trabalho musical 'pop'. Se vc está mesmo interessado neste imperdível album do TZ, recomendo a edição brasileira. Ela possui algumas faixas adicionais."
Danielle A. M. Garcia | Rio de Janeiro - Brazil | 05/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you want to witness a revolution in music listen to it. Tom Ze is a genius that cannot be ignored. He sounds astonishing!"