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Com Defeito de Fabricacao (Fabrication Defect)
     

Com Defeito de Fabricacao (Fabrication Defect)

by Tom Zé
 

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A concept album by Brazilian experimentalist Tom Zé, 1998's Com Defecto de Fabricacao (Fabrication Defect) is strikingly akin to some early Funkadelic albums philosophically, although not at all musically. (The bold, cartoony graphics are more than a little like Funkadelic's early sleeves as well, come to think of it.) The album's

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A concept album by Brazilian experimentalist Tom Zé, 1998's Com Defecto de Fabricacao (Fabrication Defect) is strikingly akin to some early Funkadelic albums philosophically, although not at all musically. (The bold, cartoony graphics are more than a little like Funkadelic's early sleeves as well, come to think of it.) The album's overall theme is that creativity, art, love, and music are "defects" that those in charge (in Zé's case, the often-oppressive Brazilian government) would love to suppress, an idea that's not all that far removed from Free Your Mind...and Your Ass Will Follow. Lyrically, Zé makes his points both directly and through sly, witty metaphors like "Defect 6: Esteticar," a cockeyed defense of plagiarism as an artistic tool puckishly set to the most blandly commercial example of '60s vintage bossa nova imaginable. Musically, the album is a fragmented blend of skittish acoustic guitars, booming electronic rhythms, shouted slogans, bizarre found-sound tape loops, and near-psychedelic production tricks, resulting in songs as varied as the almost tribal vocal and hand-percussion grooves of "Defect 4: Emere" and the percolating closer, "Defect 14: Xiquexique." Those who discovered Tom Zé through his earlier U.S. compilation releases may find this album a more satisfying and solid listen.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2000
Label:
Luaka Bop
UPC:
0724384905026
catalogNumber:
49050

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Zé   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
David Byrne   Guitar
Gilberto Assis   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Baixo,Rabeca
Jimmy Daniel   Drums,Tambourine
Lauro Lellis   Drums
Jarbas Mariz   Mandolin,Percussion,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Bottle
Bryan Martin   Bass,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
John Ragusa   Flute
Andre Abujamra   Vocals
Arnaldo Antunes   Vocals
Vicente Barreto   Acoustic Guitar
Jose Miguel Wisnick   Vocals,Rabeca
Ale Siqueira   Arreglos
Paulo Tatit-Pilao   Keyboards,Vocals
Toninho Ferragutti   Accordion
Ná Ozzetti   Vocals
Michael Sauri   Guitar
Cristina Carneiro   Keyboards,Vocals,Bottle
Dino Barioni   Guitar

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Director,Direction
Tom Zé   Arranger,Composer
Gilberto Assis   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Yale Evelev   Director,Direction
Bryan Martin   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Neto   Contributor
Andre Abujamra   Producer
Jose Miguel Wisnick   Producer
Alex Ladd   translation
Ale Siqueira   Arranger
José Miguel Wisnik   Composer,Producer
Chris Capuozzo   Art Direction
Adriano Cintra   Engineer

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