Meta Meta / Metal Metal
Album: Metal Metal   Collection:World
Artist:Meta Meta   Added:Nov 2015
Label:Mais Um Discos  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-11-29 Pull Date: 2016-01-31 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6
Airplays: 4 1 2 1 1 2 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 30, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 26, 2015)
Sao Paolo No Shaking
4. Mar 22, 2018: Melange
2. Oct 16, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2015)
Man Feriman
5. Jul 07, 2017: Clean Copper Radio
3. Jun 21, 2018: Melange
6. Dec 29, 2016: Melange

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2015-11-25
Interesting fusion from the north of Brazil; lots of African influence. Guardian newspaper reviewer calls it “punky, jazzy, danceable” and gives it four stars. Has every sort of sound effect along with quite competent singing and playing; extremely innovative and listenable

NO FCC's (singing is in Portuguese)

1-Exu – 1:49 weird sounds, weird instruments, interesting

**2-Orunmila – 4:04- starts with horn riff, Portuguese female singer, great jazz feel; modulated phrases; interesting beat; tapers off to horn riffs, great playing, back to singing; lots to listen and groove to

*3-Man Feriman --7:32 – starts with repetitive hypnotic phrase by synths; female singer comes in; some horn work, tapers off nicely

**4-Cobra Rastera -4:30-- starts more conventionally with Latin dance rhythm; sweet sound with singers and flute

*5-Sao Jorge -3:35 – weird synthy sounds again, back to Africa and then into Portuguese; polyrythmic textures

**6-Oya-5:24- great interplay between singer and accompaniment; sophisticated; this appears to be an invocation of the great Yoruba goddess of storms and tempests (cf same title on “Ibeyi”); gathers strength and intensity as it proceeds

7-Sao Paolo No Shaking -3:55 – starts with drumming and weird synth sounds (like geckos?); definitely jungly, some English in the middle about mixing up white and black music; definitely makes you want to dance

*8-Logun—7:57- nice simple guitar chords at beginning; maybe with some African harp (kora); drums come in with bass; singer comes in; African mixed with jazz; turns metal, and then lightens up; lots of texture and variation; never stops moving forward

*9-Rainha das Cabecas -3:51 – intricate guitar, bass, and vocals; recognizable as Brazilian in the style of Astrud Gilberto but very amped up; drum solos; segues to intense jazz undergirded with Latin rhythm

*10—Alakoro—4:25-- starts with light, treble percussion; horn comes in; catchy; alto singer comes in

*11—Tristeza Nao—2:15-- alto singer sandwiched between alto horn and bass guitar

Track Listing
1. Exu   6. Oya
2. Orunmila   7. Sao Paolo No Shaking
3. Man Feriman   8. Logun
4. Cobra Rastera   9. Rainha Das Cabecas
5. Sao Jorge   10. Alakoro
  11. Tristeza Nao