Afrociberdelia

Afrociberdelia

by Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
     
 

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You say you love Brazilian music because you dig the records Milton and Gil and Caetano Veloso did about 25 years ago. If you only heard the Brazilian music of today, you'd probably like it about as much as a Hank 'n' Cash country fan likes Shania Twain. The late Chico Science exploded on a moribund music scene -- Brazil's a big country, and the common denominator is… See more details below

Overview

You say you love Brazilian music because you dig the records Milton and Gil and Caetano Veloso did about 25 years ago. If you only heard the Brazilian music of today, you'd probably like it about as much as a Hank 'n' Cash country fan likes Shania Twain. The late Chico Science exploded on a moribund music scene -- Brazil's a big country, and the common denominator is as low as anyone's. Gathering up the scraps of traditional northeastern music still heard at festivals in his native Recife and mixing them with a love for hip-hop, heavy rock, and psychedelic soul jazz, Chico Science galvanized an alternative movement as important as the Tropicalia boom 30 years prior. AFROCIBERDELIA was the group's second and final album before a car crash took the visionary MC's life. Gilberto Gil was already on board, jousting with Chico on "Mac⊚"; Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato was at the mixing desk; Goldie would write Chico's drum 'n' bass eulogy on SATURNZ RETURN. The power and potential of the group were written large over this ambitious, futuristic Amazonian swamp rock, replete with three drummers pounding out ancient grooves, a sampling DJ, a demonic guitarist, and Chico's own sunstroked, Sun Ra verbosity. Meet the band that saved Brazilian music.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Don Snowden
Rougher and rawer than Da Lama Ao Caos, Afrociberdelia sounds like it should have been Chico Science & Nação Zumbi's debut album. The music feels like it was recorded live in the studio without overdubs, and virtually all the songs sound like unfinished sketches one step removed from the final form they could have taken in the studio. The individual elements so artfully layered together on Da Lama are separated out and isolated here, although "Etnia," "Quilombo Groove," "Macó," and "Samba do Lado" are potent examples of prime Chico Science & Nação Zumbi. But the songs meander more and more as the disc plays -- only the surprising acoustic lope of "Criança de Domingo" has the focus and clarity of the group's best material. Whether Afrociberdelia signaled a shift in direction, a slight second-album slump, or just an attempt to showcase the group in stripped-down form became a moot point with Chico Science's death. Despite its flaws, this is still a potent example of the innovative thrust of Chico Science & Nação Zumbi's new vision for Brazilian music.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/12/2000
Label:
Sony / Bmg Brazil
UPC:
5099747925528
catalogNumber:
479255

Tracks

  1. Mateus Enter (Intro)  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  2. O Didadao Do Mundo/Ciudado Com O Bulldog/Louvacao/Bat Macumba  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  3. Etina  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  4. Quilombo Groove  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  5. Maco/A Minha Mennia/Take Five  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  6. Um Passeio No Mundo Livre  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  7. Samba Do Lado  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  8. Maracatu Atomico  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  9. O Encontro de Isaac Asimov Com Santos Dumont No Céu  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  10. Corpo de Lama  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  11. Sobremesa  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  12. Manguetown  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  13. Um Satelite Na Cabeca (Bitnik Generation)  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  14. Baiao Ambiental  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  15. Sangue de Bairro  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  16. Enquanto O Mundo Explode  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  17. Interlude Zumbi  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  18. Crianca de Domingo  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  19. Amor de Muito  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  20. Samidarish  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  21. Maracatu Atomico  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  22. Maracatu Atomico  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi
  23. Maracatu Atomico  -  Chico Science & Nação Zumbi

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chico Science & Nação Zumbi   Primary Artist
Chicosci   Indexed Contributor
Toquinho   Trombone
Bidinho   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Serginho   Trombone
Gustavo Di Dalva   Percussion
Hugo Hori   Flute,Saxophone
Lucas Santtana   Flute
Nação Zumbi   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Serginho Trombone   Arranger
Chico Science   Producer
Jorge Davidson   Art Direction
Ricardo "Franja" Carvalheria   Contributor
Marcos "Golden Ears" Eagle   Mastering
Jorge Maurell   Producer
Paulo André Pires   Executive Producer
Renato Munoz   Contributor
Lúcio Maia   Composer
Jorge Mautner   Composer
Braulio Tavares   Liner Notes
Carlinhos Freitas   Contributor
Nação Zumbi   Producer
Paula Gaio   Programming
Marcelo Seródio   Producer
Edu K   Producer
Heloísa Rodrigues   Producer

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