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Brazilian singer-songwriter Thiago Nassif pulls off a bizarre tropicalia triumph on Mente

The spiky, new wavy, herky-jerky pop rock of Mente, the new album from Brazilian singer-songwriter Thiago Nassif, may remind you of Talking Heads. But the link between them arises more from shared influence than from direct inspiration: like David Byrne, Nassif is in love with the fractured tropicalia of Tom Zé, a tripped-out Brazilian genius […]

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Vanguardist Arto Lindsay seamlessly blends Brazilian pop, noise, and sonic dichotomy on his first album in 13 years

Earlier this year experimental pop genius Arto Lindsay dropped Cuidado Madame (Northern Spy). It’s his first new studio album in 13 years, but what’s resulted fits seamlessly alongside its predecessor, Salt­ (Righteous Babe). Since the late 70s, when he unleashed one of the world’s greatest manifestations of—in the immortal words of Lester Bangs—“horrible noise” with […]