Ze, Tom / Estudando O Pagode
Album: Estudando O Pagode   Collection:World
Artist:Ze, Tom   Added:Mar 2006
Label:Luaka Bop  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-16 Pull Date: 2006-06-18 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jun 18 Jun 11 Jun 4 May 28 May 21 May 14 Apr 23
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Ave Dor Maria
4. Jun 17, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Quero Pensar (A Mulher De Bath)
2. Feb 07, 2007: Baptism of Solitude (Favorites of 2006)
Quero Pensar (A Mulher De Bath)
5. Jun 13, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian
Para La Do Para
3. Jun 27, 2006: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
Quero Pensar (A Mulher De Bath)
6. Jun 06, 2006: At the Cafe Bohemian - J-Pop
Para La Do Para

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-04-11
Billed as “an unfinished operetta,” though it’s not an opera. What it is, is 16 tracks, 16 stories of female oppression and strong, courageous, mythical women. At times dancey and funky, at others strident and powerful, it’s a curious, unpredictable, ambitious, typically bizarre release from this Brazilian maverick. Completely impossible to describe. Lots of programming, melds of hip-hop, samba, jazz, and assorted sordid sounds. Way freaky odd. But fun.

*1. Like metal bees w/a rock beat & chorus. Upbeat programming.
2. Fun, plinky, poppy. Midtempo, catchy, quirky.
3. Bouncy beats/male vox/fem chorus.
*4. Wacky fast nasally fem/male duet, programming, then a bit bossa.
5. Snaps, hums, guitars into a midtempo contemporary groove.
6. Mid. Cartoon chipmunk voices back Afro-Latin drums./vox. So odd
7. Mid jazzy, then slow w/chorus. Short.
8. Crying, screechy electronica. Mid/uptempo, strident.
9. Slow guitar/male/fem voices. Then spoken word over guitar.
10. Mid/uptempo funky w/scary choral programming. It kinda hurts.
11. Quirky uptempo electrofunk w/fem. orgasm noises.
*12. Lightly bopping electrosamba.
*13. Sweet, jazzy fem vox male joins in at 2:00. Lowkey & nice.
14. Lowkey male vox, jazz. Then light brass, then strings, then….
*15. Male vox, then chorus.Bright, mid strings. Spoken word end
16. Rain sounds, chorus, strings, slight. Then bigger, mid. Electric.

Track Listing
1. Ave Dor Maria   9. Duas Opinioes
2. Estupido Rapaz   10. Elaeu
3. Proposta De Amor   11. Vibracao Da Carne
4. Quero Pensar (A Mulher De Bath)   12. Para La Do Para
5. Mulher Navio Negreiro   13. Prazer Carnal
6. Pagode-Enredo Dos Tempos Do Medo   14. Teatro (Dom Quixote)
7. Cancao De Nora (Casa De Bonecas)   15. a volta do trem das onze
8. O Amor E Um Rock   16. Beatles A Granel