iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Fabrication Defect by Tom Zé, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Fabrication Defect

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

"Com Defeito de Fabricação," released in 1998, was the definite return of Tom Zé to the limelight. The lyrics of many tracks are, as usual, quite political and the moods and styles vary much between the 16 tracks. "Curiosidade" is a very fine pop song spiced up by a nervous cavaquinho, while "Valsar" is a gentle, melancholic valse. Arnaldo Antunes appears on the forro-inspired and accordion-based "Xique-xique," while the interesting "O Olho do Lago" is dominated by percussion. Zé, the mad genius of the Tropicalia generation, has one of his typical moments of flamboyant creativity on "Xique-xique" when he uses a piece of plastic as an instrument by rubbing it against his mouth, and thus creating an odd but enjoyable sound effect. A few tracks, however, are a bit weak and that, combined with an at times less than impressive production (making some tracks sound more 1990 than 1998), drags down the overall impression of an otherwise very good album. ~ Philip Jandovský, Rovi

Customer Reviews

Eccentric, mostly fun

A few of these songs are highly infectious danceable grooves. Most are just kind of curious, and unless you understand Portuguese, won't mean much to you. I would recommend downloading Track One, as it is the most catchy song on the album. Other good ones to check out are Track Five and Eleven.

Biography

Born: 1936 in Bahia, Brazil

Genre: Brazilian

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Tom Zé began his career together with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Maria Bethânia. As a composer, he influenced Caetano and many others and delivered an expressive body of work through his own discography. A restless thinker, he was adept at modern erudite music experimentations, yet he was always ignored by both industry and audiences until he was discovered by David...
Full Bio
Fabrication Defect, Tom Zé
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Followers

Contemporaries