Here comes Polysom re-issue of Gilberto Gil's rare third album on 180gr vinyl. This is a key piece of the Tropicalia puzzle - one of the most wildly experimental albums recorded during those years, and Gil's last before going into exile! Tracks include Cérebro Eletrônico, Volks-Volkswagen Blue, Futurivel, and 2001, which was written by Tom Zé and Rita Lee - plus the wild cut Objecto Semi-Identificado.
On this album Gilberto Gil managed to incorporate psychedelic experimentation, blues, rock, samba and post-bossa into a whole much greater than the sum of its parts and created a masterpiece of forward-looking pop.
"It's not only ironic that the record with Gilberto Gil's first major hit (Aquele Abraço) is also his most experimental album; it also speaks to the diversity of Brazil's emerging pop superstar. Beginning with the loose-jointed groove-pop of Cérebro Eletrónico (the album's subtitle), this second of three straight self-titled LPs includes a few Carnival-styled pop songs, as on his previous album. Most of the experimentation comes at the end of side two with 2001 and Objecto Semi-Identificado, both of which are filled with odd tape-music portions, spoken-word elements, and a reliance on studio trickery rarely seen on any Western pop albums. Even the pop songs are produced with an eye toward noise; the tropicalia anthem Volks-Volkswagen Blue features a few psychedelic guitar lines breaking into distortion, and a small but devastatingly brassy horn section punctuating the melody..." - John Bush