Tom Zé | Estudando O Samba
Tom Zé has always had a knack for mixing rural, back-porch compositions with whatever technology was available to him -- giving his music a distinctive spice of the avant-garde. His tunes may be centered around the strumming of his battered acoustic guitar, but his production and mixing techniques often take his songs into a weirder world.
Incredibly unique concept album from the one and only, Tom Zé. As featured in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Brazilian Albums of all-time list (2007).
One of Ze’s finest albums in our opinion, originally released by Continental Brazil in 1976 – a tough one to find at a good price in its original form now.
‘Estudando do Samba’ (or ‘Studying The Samba’) is a post-Tropicalia studio experimentation laiden with layers of hypnotic percussion, effects & samples that deconstructs the ‘samba’ form. Recorded during what was arguably his most creative period.
David Byrne found the record in Rio in the late 90’s and included several songs on his Tom Ze collection for Luaka Bop a few years later. At that time Tom was not recording or touring much; playing low-key shows in Sao Paulo and contemplating a move back to Irará to work at a service station owned by one of his cousins. Byrne’s project helped to reignite his career and he hasn’t looked back since.
- A1 Mã
- A2 A Felicidade
- A3 Toc
- A4 Tô
- A5 Vai (Menina Amenhâ De Manhâ)
- A6 Ui! (Você Inventa)
- B1 Doi
- B2 Mâe (Mâe Solteira)
- B3 Hein?
- B4 Só (Solidâo)
- B5 Se
- B6 Índice
|Genre:||Afro-Cuban, Samba, Avantgarde, Experimental|
|Drager:||Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue|