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Transparente
     

Transparente

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by Mariza
 

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Transparente is Mariza's "big" album, it seems, the one designed to make her more than just the shining star of the new fado. The music connects the dots between Portugal and Brazil, giving an international quality to it all. Her voice is as crystal clear as ever, and production by Jacques Morelenbaum

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Transparente is Mariza's "big" album, it seems, the one designed to make her more than just the shining star of the new fado. The music connects the dots between Portugal and Brazil, giving an international quality to it all. Her voice is as crystal clear as ever, and production by Jacques Morelenbaum is wonderfully transparent. Yet there's a sheen to it all that seems intended to rub off any rough edges. You can hear it in the soft strings that cushion "Meu Fado Meu." It just seems to be trying too hard, rather than letting the music unfold. It's apparent, too, in the fact that the songs are all short -- the longest barely passes three-and-a-half minutes. Not that it's not a gorgeous album; it enfolds the ears like silk; Mariza herself has never sounded more seductive, and the cello on "Quando Me Sinto So" is as warm and inviting as a lover's kiss. But unlike her previous work, there seems an air of calculation about all this, the sense of deliberately seeking out a larger audience rather than allowing the music to speak for itself. She'll never sing a bad note, and there's absolutely nothing to fault with this album. The arrangements are understatedly lush, the playing impeccable, everything as close to perfect as it's possible to be. But at heart, it just doesn't feel real.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Times Square Records
UPC:
0738572904722
catalogNumber:
9047
Rank:
220986

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Performance Credits

Mariza   Primary Artist
Alceu Maia   Cavaquinho
Marcio Mallard   Cello
Carlos Malta   Flute
Jaques Morelenbaum   Cello,Conductor
Mario Pacheco   Guitar
Paulo Sérgio Santos   Clarinet
Rick Amado   Violin
João Lyra   Classical Guitar
Jorge Helder   Double Bass
Jesuina Noronha Passaroto   Classical Guitar
Michel Bessler   Violin
Paschoal Perrota   Violin
Bernardo Bessler   Violin
Marcelo Costa   Percussion
Walter Hack   Violin
Jose Alves   Violin
Joao Daltro   Violin
Luis Galvão   Classical Guitar
Antonella Pareschi   Violin
Denner Campolina   Double Bass
Rogério Rosa   Violin
Ricardo Taboada   Classical Guitar
Ismael Oliveira   French Horn
António Neto   Classical Guitar
Agostinho Silva   Accordion
Daniel Guedes   Violin

Technical Credits

Jaques Morelenbaum   Arranger,Producer,Audio Production
Paulo Junqueiro   Executive Producer
Marcelo Sabóia   Engineer,Sound Design
Artur Ribeiro   Composer
Fernando Tordo   Composer
Florbela Espanca   Composer
Reinaldo Ferreira   Composer
Rui Veloso   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Paulo Carvalho   Composer
Albert Nijmolen   Executive Producer
Fernando Pessoa   Composer
Maria João Ribeiro   Artwork
Tiago Machado   Composer
Joáo Pedro Ruela   Executive Producer
Pedro Campos   Composer
Aldina Duarte   Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just think this album is gorgeous. She conveys such emotion in her singing and you are simply drawn to each word and melody as if in a trance.