Õ Blésq Blom

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Õ Blésq Blom
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Studio album by Titãs
Released 1989
Recorded 1989
Genre Alternative rock, funk rock, world music
Length 34:50
Label WEA
Producer Liminha
Titãs chronology
Jesus não Tem Dentes no País dos Banguelas
(1987)
Õ Blésq Blom
(1989)
Tudo Ao Mesmo Tempo Agora
(1991)
Singles from Õ Blésq Blom
  1. "Flores"
    Released: 1989
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Õ Blésq Blom is the fifth studio album released by Brazilian rock band Titãs. The name of the album means "The first men who walked on the Earth" in the language created by Mauro and Quitéria, two repentistas from the state of Pernambuco.[2] The language is a mixture of Portuguese, English, Italian and Greek. Mauro and Quitéria are married and they met Titãs in a beach in Pernambuco.[3] They also composed and performed the opening and ending tracks for this album.

It was elected in 2007 by Rolling Stone Brasil as the 74th best Brazilian music album of all time.[4] In an article published the year before in the same magazine, vocalist and keyboardist Sérgio Britto said he considered this album to be one of the best by the band, along with its predecessors Cabeça Dinossauro and Jesus não Tem Dentes no País dos Banguelas. He also said the work, "if it did not influence, at least it anticipated all that Mangue Beat wave and the mixture of MPB and nordestina music with elements of rock and electronic programming."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Lead vocals Length
1. "Introdução por Mauro e Quitéria" (Introduction by Mauro and Quitéria) Mauro e Quitéria Mauro and Quitéria 0:44
2. "Miséria" (Poverty) Arnaldo Antunes, Paulo Miklos, Sérgio Britto Britto and Miklos 4:27
3. "Racio Símio" (A word play with "Raciocínio" (reasoning) and "Símio" (simian)) Antunes, Marcelo Fromer, Nando Reis Reis 3:19
4. "O Camelo e o Dromedário" (The Camel and the Dromedary) Fromer, Reis, Miklos, Tony Bellotto Miklos 5:22
5. "Palavras" (Words) Fromer, Britto Britto 2:33
6. "Medo" (Fear) Antunes, Fromer, Bellotto Antunes 2:06
7. "Natureza Morta" (Lit. "Dead Nature", though the term also refers to still life)) Antunes, Liminha, Branco Mello, Fromer, Miklos, Britto Antunes and Mello 0:19
8. "Flores" (Flowers) Charles Gavin, Miklos, Britto, Bellotto Mello 3:27
9. "O Pulso" (The Pulse) Antunes, Fromer, Bellotto Antunes 2:45
10. "32 Dentes" (32 Teeth) Mello, Fromer, Britto Mello 2:30
11. "Faculdade" (Faculty) Antunes, Mello, Fromer, Reis, Miklos Reis 3:13
12. "Deus e o Diabo" (God and the Devil) Reis, Miklos, Britto Britto and Miklos 3:28
13. "Vinheta Final por Mauro e Quitéria" (Final Jingle by Mauro and Quitéria) Mauro e Quitéria Mauro and Quitéria 0:35

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Hangarnet - Forum - Discos que moldaram meu caráter
  3. ^ Titãs history at their official website
  4. ^ "Os 100 maiores discos da música brasileira" (in Portuguese). Umas Linhas. 2007-12-20. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  5. ^ Britto, Sérgio (November 2006). "Cabeça Dinossauro". Rolling Stone Brasil (in Portuguese). Grupo Spring de Comunicação.