Tom Ze - Fabrication Defect
[Luaka Bop, 2016 reissue]
‚ÄúThank God I‚Äôve never heard of any of that!‚Äù exclaims Luaka Bop‚Äôs resident mad genius Tom Z√©. Remixes, DJ culture, 16-bit sampling, ambient soundscaping, multiculti cut ‚Äôn‚Äô paste, ‚ÄúBeck-ology‚Äù ‚Äî you‚Äôd think the world has finally caught up with Tom Z√©‚Äôs double-post-modern songcraft. After all, nearly 25 years ago, this architect in Brazil‚Äôs Tropic√°lia movement was composing music with tape recorders triggered by doorbells. But Tom demurs. He likes to say that he never listens to music, just the work of his friends and fans who send him songs. ‚ÄúBy not knowing,‚Äù he explains, ‚ÄúI have no fear of doing something similar.‚Äù And thus he remains one step ahead of the curve. On LCom Defeito De Fabrica√ß√£o (Fabrication Defect), his long-awaited third missive, the man from the Brazilian hinterlands once again parries every thrust of a technological society on a rampage ‚Äî but doesn‚Äôt forget the groove. With determined Brazilian bounce, arid back country funk, and generous helping of the South American psychedelia he helped create, Tom Z√©‚Äôs trigonometric sambas engage the heart, the mind and the gluteal regions.