Editors’ Notes Even after David Byrne brought him to a new international audience in the early '90s, Tom Zé stayed true to his idiosyncratic artistic impulses. A science-fiction concept album of sorts, Fabrication Defect imagines a near-future third world dystopia in which the poor are turned into corporate-owned automatons. Far from the bleakness that that implies, these defiant, joyously experimental songs range from the trip-hop-like instrumental "Emerê" to the fractured Tropicália of "Esteticar." Zé's conversational vocals recall Lou Reed on the understated "O Olho do Lago."

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2:01
 
2
4:12
 
3
2:40
 
4
3:11
 
5
2:05
 
6
2:55
 
7
2:19
 
8
1:05
 
9
2:49
 
10
1:12
 
11
2:53
 
12
1:14
 
13
2:34
 
14
5:25
 

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