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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 28 | volume V | September-October, 2002



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Blesok no. 28September-October, 2002
Sound Reviews

Next Generation Brazilian Artists: Moreno Veloso

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Nenad Georgievski

Moreno Veloso together with Bebel Gilberto and Daniel Jobim is part of the new generation Brazilian artists that with the help of electronic devices are giving new shapes to the traditional forms of Brazilian music. As a son of the legendary samba poet and Tropicalia founder, Caetano Veloso, from his earliest age he is participating on his father's records and concerts as well as Gilberto Gil's records. His first album “Music Typewriter” took so long to be released only because of he was writing his doctoral theses in physics. The album itself is a mixture of samba, MPB (Música Popular Brasileira), bossa nova and electronic music. This year (Moreno+2) will be touring Europe with his band and he will play in Skopje as part of the Skopje Jazz Festival.

You were signed on the 7th of June by Luaka Bop where your debut release was re– released. Firstly, what does the title mean? What does “Musical typewriter” refer to?
    – “Music Typewriter” doesn't mean much a thing in english in this form but sounds good. In portuguese “Máquina de Escrever Música” means a typewriter to write music, a machine to write music and this was once the way our Maestro Antonio Carlos Jobim called his computer.
    
    One of the things that i noticed when i was doing a research on your past is that you studied physics and that occasionally you work at a lab. How do you balance between your career as an artist, working at a lab as well as having a recording studio?

    – First I didn't have a career as an artist and I could conciliate the studio work with the lab work, and the studies at the university. Actually it was hard to have a time to sleep but I never had too much sleep any way. Now I've not seeing my lab mates very much.
    
    How did your interest in electronic music evolve?

    – When I was a kid I liked to pay attention to the DJs on partys I occasionly went and what they had to show was changing as fast as the computers from the early 80's to 90's. This changing was doing a break in party styles and in our lives. Then I've met Kassin who is a good DJ himself and what he showed me of electronic stuff caused a great impact on me as a good experimental, mental, insane and technological way of making






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