Tales of High Fever

Tales of High Fever

by Zuco 103



This Brazilian trio's sophomore effort finds the band continuing its global dance project, blending Brazilian rhythms and Portuguese lyrics with elements of R&B, acid jazz, and breakbeat, delivering all of it with a counterintuitive combination of laid-back relaxation and infectious energy. It's hard to know where to focus your attention: Lilian Vieira's sweet voice or the richly textured funk grooves laid down behind her by keyboardist/programmer Stefan Schmid and drummer/programmer Stefan Kruger. There are great horn charts on several tracks, notably "Peregrino," and the bossa nova-flavored guitar that appears at various points throughout the album guarantees that everything will have at least a faintly Brazilian tint. "Curso de Reclamação -- Lição 1" opens with a bluesy electric guitar lick, but when Vieira's voice comes in it is multi-tracked in close harmony, an effect that evokes some of Zap Mama's more interesting experiments. "Sací" utilizes traditional drum sounds, flamenco handclaps, and a reggae-influenced bassline to create a kaleidoscopically complex rhythmic groove. This is one of those rare albums that draws you in on first listen, but continues to reward your attention even after many more.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2002
Label: Six Degrees
UPC: 0657036107229
catalogNumber: 1072

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Zuco 103   Primary Artist
Benjamin Herman   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wies Ingwersen   Background Vocals
Marcos Suzano   Percussion
Leonardo Amuedo   Guitar
Peter Bergman   Bass
Jose Lopretti   Bass
Wim Both   Trumpet
David Rockefeller   Trombone,Trumpet
Claus Tofft   Percussion
Mark Alban Lotz   Flute
Ana Beck   Background Vocals
Stefan Kruger   Drums,Background Vocals
David Kweksilber   Bass Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Anton Goudsmit   Guitar
Stefan Schmid   Keyboards
David Rothschild   Trombone

Technical Credits

Stefan Kruger   Programming,Engineer
Zuco 103   Producer
Gustavo Lenza   Engineer
Mikel LeRoy   Engineer
Hans Ravestein   Producer
Stefan Schmid   Programming,Engineer
Williem Friede   String Arrangements

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