The Best of Tom Zé: Massive Hits Brazil Classics 4
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Brazil Classics 4: The Best of Tom Ze

a madness like
Tom Zé

a luaka bop records release
a space between pain and consolation
on the periphery of the Protein Belt
where rhythm is God dehydrated
words and rhythm
rhythm and sound
sound and ritual
rhythm in tongues
tea and rhythm
Axé and rhythm
Brazilian pop hits Avant Garde/misc. Household appliances and tools in arangements with horns, strings “prepared” guitars (punctuated by grunts, screams and other wild percussion) meld with eccentric metaphorical lyricism. The results: sounds of “sambas and archangels / street and street riot”, sometimes hypnotic, sometimes dissonant and always a beautiful amalgamation of unusual noises and pop songs. Although many songs have a samba / pop feel, lyrically they go much further than the typical samba texts about nature, sex and love. Lyrics aside, these songs remain on the Brazilian continuum of music with incredibly complex diversity. It's historical music, the historical legacy of the song, i.e., the Brazil = music equation. An integral part of the culture and important in the world of musical exploration.
massive hits into perpetuity
cacophony
from the Protein Belt
another
massive hits
release
from luaka bop
a premonitory release
building records and boots
i have chickenpox
where records are built and
where rhythm is hip
rhythm is ground
building music through rhythm
premonitory record building
building records by rhythm

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