Pato Fu

Tem Mas Acabou

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Pato Fu's third album tries to change the pop sound that gave them their hit "Sobre o Tempo." The hit "Pinga" tries to establish a Brazilian atmosphere through the lyrics, even if the instrumental backing is a blend of rock and reggae. Incidental radio noise introduces a peculiar piece with Brazilian imagery (the small portable radios used by humble people to listen soccer games). "O Peso Das Coisas" and "Porque te Vás" also have hit potential -- the first with its tender melodic line, delivered with simplicity by Fernanda Takai, and the latter is a version for the theme song to Carlos Saura's film Cria Cuervos. The group, formed by light-hearted youngsters with no professional approach to music and lots of humor, has made a well-produced album. This one was produced by André Abujamra (Karnak), who supplies the needed resources.

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