Raio X

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All Music Guide - Don Snowden
The liner notes maintain that Raio X places Fernanda Abreu in the context of her musical generation, and her fourth album could well be a stab for critical credibility as she works with artists from the harder, hipper side of Brazil's new urban music. Her collaborators include critical favorites like Lenine, Chico Science & Nação Zumbi, Herbert Vianna of the rock band Os Paralamas, and Carlinhos Brown, and there is a mix supervised by Soul II Soul's Will Mowat. But speculation about motives aside, Raio X succeeds in showcasing Abreu's vocal versatility as she works through a broad range of sambas, ballads, and rock and funk material with command and conviction. On the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Don Snowden
The liner notes maintain that Raio X places Fernanda Abreu in the context of her musical generation, and her fourth album could well be a stab for critical credibility as she works with artists from the harder, hipper side of Brazil's new urban music. Her collaborators include critical favorites like Lenine, Chico Science & Nação Zumbi, Herbert Vianna of the rock band Os Paralamas, and Carlinhos Brown, and there is a mix supervised by Soul II Soul's Will Mowat. But speculation about motives aside, Raio X succeeds in showcasing Abreu's vocal versatility as she works through a broad range of sambas, ballads, and rock and funk material with command and conviction. On the traditional side, Abreu goes back to roots with a full-fledged samba like "Aquarela Brasileira" and tips her hat in tribute to Jorge Ben on his "Jorge de Capadócia." On the modern music world front, she joins the surdo drum and guitar thunder of Chico Science & Nação Zumbi for "Rio 40 Graus." She duets with Vianna on the 12-string guitar rock of "Um Amor, Um Lugar," and "Speed Racer" employs an almost blues-rock descending chord progression and plays lead guitar off strings. But Abreu lives for the funk, whether it's taking the modern international road on "Garota Sangue Bom" built on a sample of George Clinton's "We Funk U2", the homegrown minimal route on "Kátia Flávia," or the idiosyncratic lope of Lenine's "Jack Soul Brasileiro." Her voice sounds smooth and sultry a bit like Andrea Echeverri of los Aterciopelados when she sings sambas and adeptly delivers rapid-fire rhythmic raps in Portuguese. If there were suspicions that Fernanda Abreu was a one-dimensional dance diva, Raio X puts them to rest, and it also serves as a pretty strong sampler of what's going on in Brazilian popular music of the post-tropicalia generation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/1/2008
  • Label: Emi Brazil
  • UPC: 724385928321
  • Catalog Number: 859283

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fernanda Abreu Primary Artist, Vocals, Pandeiro, Sampling
Alcione Surdo, Tamborim
Lulu Santos Sitar
Carlinhos Brown Percussion, Violin
George Clinton Brass
Aizik Geller Violin
William Magalhaes Keyboards
Marcio Mallard Cello
Armando Marçal Percussion
Will Mowat Keyboards
Ramiro Musotto Percussion
Arlindo Penteado Viola
Marcos Suzano Percussion, Pandeiro, Tamborim
Herbert Vianna Guitar
Fernando Vidal Guitar, Talk Box, Guitar Feedback
Stuart Wylen Flute, Guitar, Piano
Rick Amado Violin
Eduardo Lyra Caixa
Frederick Stephany Viola
Michel Bessler Violin
Paschoal Perrota Violin
Bernardo Bessler Violin
Walter Hack Violin
Jose Alves Violin
Marcelo Martins Flute
Toca Ogam Maracas
Gilmar Bolla Tambourine
Ze Campos Caixa
Jairo Diniz Viola
Fausto Fawcett Vocals
Ivo Meirelles Repique, Surdo
Tião Repique
Waltinho Caixa
Tuca Cuica
Mussum Caixa
Andre Abujamra Guitar, Keyboards, Sampling
Lúcio Maia Guitar
Pedro Sá Vocals
Marie Christine Violin
Lenine Violin, Vocals
Pablo Guitar
Fabio Fonseca Piano
Mané Do Cavaco Cavaquinho
Jovi Percussion, Pandeiro
Marcelo Lobato Keyboards
Pedro Luis Vocals
Jura Trombone
Berna Ceppas Vocals, Sampling
Zé Gonzales scratching
Ricardo Fiuza Keyboards
Rodrigo Nutz scratching
Aranha Caixa
Júlio Borges Vocals
Bossa Caixa
Léo Completo Bateria
DJ Cleston scratching
Sergio Mekler E-bow
Kamal Kassin Vocals
Tchê Leal Vocals
Luti Saxophone
Hiroshi Misutani Keyboards
Jorge du Peixe Tambourine
Technical Credits
La Banda Arranger
Carlinhos Brown Arranger, Producer
Mario Caldato Jr. Arranger, Programming
Vitor Farias Engineer
Jota Moraes Contributor
Will Mowat Arranger, Programming
Rafael Contributor
Herbert Vianna Arranger
Fernando Vidal Producer
Joao Augusto Art Direction
Dino Sete Cordas Contributor
Chico Science Arranger, Producer
John Davis Mastering
Dengue Contributor
Fernanda Abreu Arranger, Producer
Marcio Gama Engineer
Chico Neves Arranger, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Ivo Meirelles Arranger, Producer
Mickey P. Arranger, Programming
Renato Munoz Contributor
Andre Abujamra Arranger
Felipe Abreu Producer, Engineer, Vocal Arrangements
Paulinho DeCamafeu Contributor
Dinorah Contributor
Silvano Martins Assistant Photographer
Dunga Contributor
D2 Contributor
Denner de Castro Contributor
O Rappa Contributor
Nação Zumbi Arranger, Producer
Arícia Mess Contributor
Funk 'N Lata Contributor
Alexandre Agra Contributor
Edson Menezes Contributor
Planet Hemp Contributor
Christiaan Oyens Contributor
Érico Theobaldo Contributor
Rose Verçosa Contributor
André Gomes Contributor
Fred Nascimento Contributor
Berna Ceppas Arranger, Producer
Toni Tornado Contributor
Tia Zelia Contributor
Carlos Almada Arranger
Mariana Barsted Contributor
Evaldo Luna Arranger, Producer
Rui Cortes Contributor
Aurélio Dias Arranger, Producer
Erivar Contributor
César Farias Arranger
Sergio Mekler Arranger
L. Kurban Contributor
Majo Contributor
Marcello "Memê" Mansur Arranger, Producer
Déa Dornelles Martins Producer
Alberto Paz Contributor
B Negão Contributor
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