come and get it… 8)

3 Tom Zé albums – a few years ago i did software testing for a company that had, as one of it’s clients, Luaka Bop (don’t ask me what they were having us test, because i don’t know). as a result of my brief encounter with fame, i have the US releases of 3 of Tom Zé’s albums. i had heard about him some time before, and actually had The Hips of Tradition on cassette. i heard he came out with a new album recently, which lead me to discovering that he has a lot more music released than just the stuff released in the US. i found 8 CDs available as a bit torrent, but it keeps stalling out and the download time has been creeping up towards infinity all afternoon… so i figured i would offer my own, since i can… 8)

2 thoughts on “come and get it… 8)”

  1. Tom Zé is one of the founders of brazilian tropicalism. his music is very heavily folk-influenced, but has that spark of creativity that includes instruments he made himself, oddball, offbeat lyrics, polyrythmns and prudent use of noise. one of his albums (Ó Melhor de Tom Zé – one of the albums on this bit torrent) was compiled by david byrne. other similar artists include Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

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